Expert advice from Thomas Coates

Business structures and managing your business partners

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Thomas discusses the different business structures used by dental practices and how they differ. He details practical steps to take and the relevant paperwork to put in place in order to avoid future conflict with your business partners. What you’ll hear: The difference between Expense Sharing, Traditional Partnership and Limited Company models for practice ownership Details of the documentation necessary …

Your questions answered

How does GDPR impact our ability to refer patients to other practices?

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The end of November marks six months since the introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). It’s probably fair to say it’s been a learning curve for everyone, including dental practice teams, in terms of how to ensure compliance with these new rules. As new circumstances concerning patients’ data arise, practices continue to seek answers about their best way …

Young dentist insights panel

Great expectations…

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Nigel Jones speaks to young dentists about whether the reality of practising dentistry matched their expectations… As someone who has worked in dentistry for almost 30 years, I’ve seen the truly life-transforming impact that clinicians can have on their patients. The satisfaction this must give, is surely hard to match in other professions. And yet, there is a very real …

Insights panel

Dentistry debated – is the NHS’ delicate balance about to be tipped?

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Nigel Jones discusses some of dentistry’s big issues with a panel of big hitters from the profession… How do you balance professionalism with delivering the requirements of an NHS contract? In all the conversations I’ve had with dentists during this year, this is a question that has come up time and again in one form or other. One conversation that …

In conversation with Yasmin Allen

The digital revolution is coming, is dentistry ready?

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Yasmin Allen discusses how dentistry cannot ignore advancements in digital technology. She talks about the importance of workforce strategy and training in order to maximise the potential for digital change within both NHS and private dentistry. What you’ll hear: What ‘digital’ means in the context of dentistry The ways in which practices, patients and clinicians can benefit from digitisation How …

Employment Law Update

The latest developments in Employment and HR Law

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Employment and HR specialist, Sarah Buxton shares details of the latest changes to Employment Law and how these impact practices and teams. What you’ll hear: Recent changes with regards to parental bereavement leave The consequences to employers of not understanding these changes Steps an employer can take to protect themselves Details of other changes on the horizon

Patient journey part 2

The patient journey – part two

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Les: Hi Nigel, so we’re here to pick up from our first blog on the patient journey. If you remember, last time, we talked about building your reputation as a dental practice, your marketing and your website, and referrals. All the types of things that get a patient into the practice. So to move along the journey some more it …

In conversation with Thomas Coates

Recent developments with buying and selling a practice in respect of NHS and CQC

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In a podcast of two halves, specialist solicitor, Thomas Coates, discusses a new policy introduced by the CQC that is making practice sales, purchases and restructures significantly more difficult. He also talks about an updated policy from the NHS regarding ‘24-hour retirement’ which makes the process more straightforward. What you’ll hear: The historic position in respect of CQC and NHS …

Expert advice from Sarah Buxton

How to handle sickness absence

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Employment and HR solicitor, Sarah Buxton, talks to Nigel Jones about how to deal with sickness absence in your team and explains the risks if you don’t handle it correctly. What you’ll hear: The best way to handle frequent short-term absence What to do if a member of the team has provided a long-term sick note What your responsibilities are …