When do you think the new contract will come into effect?

Eddie Crouch shares his views on when he thinks the new NHS contract will come into effect

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With no fixed timeline for the introduction of any new NHS contract, and some suggesting it could be rolled out from 2018/19, while others predicting a post-Brexit 2021 start – the lack of a set deadline is causing uncertainty in the profession. In light of this we asked Eddie Crouch for his take on the situation and when he thinks …

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Claire Roberts’ views on the results of the Third NHS Confidence Monitor

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The latest results are another damning indication of the low levels of morale for those working within the dental profession. Practice managers are a little more optimistic, but this will include some who do not have the full picture from a financial point of view. Particularly of note is the fact that so few of us would now recommend the …

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Alun Rees’ views on the results of the Third NHS Confidence Monitor

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The recent NHS Confidence Monitor surveys reflect my own experiences about the condition of dentistry in the UK. Morale is poor across the board, especially in practices that are dependent upon the NHS for their livelihood. We are used to seeing downbeat opinions from dentists but this time the views of some team members have been sought and they also …

Is a move from NHS to private dentistry more viable than you think?

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Making a move away from the NHS to a fully private practice is a proposition that many NHS contract holders find very attractive and yet, most choose to continue to accept the pressures they feel come with the delivery of an NHS contract because they consider the risks of making the move away to be too great. However, the reality …