Moving away from the NHS is something many dentists spend a lot of time considering. Here, Practice Plan shares the experiences of two principal dentists who introduced private dentistry into their NHS practice in different timeframes. Ann-Marie Bard has just made the move in the past year, whilst Michael Cahill can give a longer-term view after leaving the NHS 19 …
Dentists have always had a responsibility to remain at the forefront of their profession by ensuring their knowledge and skills are up to date. This was further underlined by the General Dental Council in June when the regulator announced the launch of its ‘enhanced continuous professional development’ (ECPD) programme.
In this edition of Bodcast Zoe Close speaks to HR and Employment law specialist Sarah Buxton and asks her to explain the three different types of employment status – employee, worker and self-employed. Sarah also details the protections and the risks of the three and looks at the importance of contract issue and revision.
Moving your membership plan provider is something practices can be keen to do, but often postpone as they think it will be too much hassle and worry about patients’ reaction to change. Yet, with the right provider to support them through the transition process and beyond, the move can be more straightforward than you think and reap many rewards such …
Tackling underperformers can be one of the more challenging elements of managing your practice. Here, we chat to experts, Sheila Scott, Dental Business Consultant, and Sarah Buxton, Director and Employment and HR Solicitor of FTA Law, to examine the tricky issue of how to tackle underperformers.
What’s a day in the life of a Practice Plan Business Development Manager like? Well, the first thing to say is that there’s never time to get bored or complacent as every day is so different!
Your telephone is one of the most powerful tools in your practice, when used correctly! To help you to harness the full potential of yours, Richard Collard from Medenta rounds up his ten top tips on how you can turn more telephone enquiries into appointments!
On 1st April, the CQC moved from a requirement to demonstrate compliance with their essential standards of quality and safety, or the ‘Outcomes’ as they called them, to a requirement to demonstrate compliance with their new fundamental standards regulations.
When asked to write a blog about what a day in the life of a Practice Plan Regional Support Manager is like I quickly realised that just talking about one day wouldn’t give a real insight into how varied my job can be. So, me being me, I thought that just as I do in my job, I’d go that …
Do you find there aren’t enough hours in the day to get everything done? Well, to help you squeeze the most out of your time, Regional Support Manager Emma Sillars shares her top time-management tips!