Will the new NHS contract help therapists utilise their full scope of practice

Helen Minnery talks about the impact the new NHS contract could have on the wider dental team

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A lot of the debates and discussion so far around contract reform has focused on the impact it will have on dentists. Yet, of course, whatever changes might be coming to the profession will affect the entire team – and could alter the shape of the workforce. How exactly that would look remains to be seen. It could mean modifications …

How to hold a successful children's open day

How to hold a successful children’s open day

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In this episode of Bodcast experienced Practice Manager and President of ADAM, Lisa Bainham, talks to Nigel Jones about the benefits of holding practice open days for children. She offers advice and practical tips for ensuring they are fun for both the patients and the team and focuses on the wider benefits for the practice.

Huddle or Muddle

Why you should consider a daily team huddle

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Something interesting often happens before the start of a big team sport occasion – be it football, rugby, basketball or any other team sport. It’s the team huddle. That moment when all the members of the team gather in a circle, arms around each other’s shoulders and all bent forward to hear the words of the captain. The question is …

NHS Exit

Two dentists look back on their move away from the NHS

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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 …

4 Key steps you should take before interviewing

Four simple steps to improve your recruitment process

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Zoe Close, Area Sales Manager from Practice Plan, shares four simple ways to improve your recruitment process. Running a successful and thriving practice is a team effort. You need to have the right mix of skills, expertise and personalities to keep things running smoothly and ensure patients are satisfied. When you are looking for a new person to join your …

Positively changing behaviours in your team

Practical advice for addressing negative behaviours in your team

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Sheila Scott offers expert advice on how to ‘direct, guide influence and motivate’ others to higher standards of behaviour and performance in this episode of Bodcast. She offers a framework to help you have the right conversations with your team so you can address and alter negative behaviours without conflict.

The changing face of a dental team

What a difference 30 years can make

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Zoe Close, Area Sales Manager for Practice Plan, reflects back on how practice life has changed over her 30-year dentistry career. In the past 30 years, the world has changed significantly. Back in 1987, when I first began working in dentistry, there was no such thing as the iPhone or Amazon (the store, not the rainforest!), no one had heard …

Key things to know if you're self-employed

Sarah Buxton details the key things you need to know if you’re self-employed

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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.

How to motivate your team to success

Inspiring team work within your practice

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Award winning Practice Director, Lesley Morgan-Barlow talks to Zoe Close about team motivation. Drawing on more than 7 years experience of running a dental practice, she looks at the importance of strong leadership and the benefits of outlining clear business goals to all the team. She offers easy to implement advice on encouraging team members and illustrates things many practice …

Top hats toast & moments of truth

Sheila Scott and Chris Barrow give us a glimpse of what to expect on this year’s Workshop Tour

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Sarah Whittall, Events and Marketing Coordinator, catches up with dental business experts, Sheila Scott and Chris Barrow, ahead of this year’s Workshop Tour to find out what they have in store for you…