In Conversation with John Milne

The effect of regulation on dentists today

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John Milne takes you through regulation in dentistry today and the effect it has on the lives of practising dentists and on patient care. What you’ll hear: The future for regulation in terms of the number of regulators/inspectors The impact that the CQC has had on dentistry and how it has evolved How regulation affects the standard of patient care

Employment Law Update

The latest changes to Employment Law

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Employment Law solicitor, Sarah Buxton, talks through the most recent changes to Employment Law and how these will impact dental practices and teams. What you’ll hear: How GDPR is impacting employment matters Information about sexual harassment and the use of non-disclosure agreements How stand-by time or being ‘on call’ needs to be considered in relation to pay.

A view into the future

Prototype practices perspectives on what the future holds

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Following confirmation that the contract reform process will rumble on for another two years, with fresh calls for new practices to join the prototype programme, I caught up with two dentists already involved. Len D’Cruz is a dentist and practice owner in a prototype B practice, and Claudia Peace is an associate in a prototype A practice. I spoke to …

Expert advice from Sarah Buxton

A guide to setting up associate agreements

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Sarah Buxton explains how to set up an associate agreement and exactly what it needs to include. What you’ll hear: The pros and cons of hiring an employed or self-employed associate What should be included in an associate agreement How to make amendments to an associate agreement Risks to practice owners if an agreement doesn’t adhere to Employment Law

In conversation with Joe Hendron

Why I resigned from the prototype programme

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Nigel Jones talks to Joe Hendron about his decision to withdraw his practice from the prototype programme earlier this year and why he also decided to write an open letter to Jeremy Hunt explaining the reasons why. What you’ll hear: Why Joe decided to withdraw from the prototype programme The personal and professional costs he came across by taking part …

Your Questions answered

Chris Barrow talks about how you can increase patient referrals

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A personal recommendation is a powerful tool in bringing new patients to your door and a cost-effective way of generating additional income. Most practices know this of course, but many still struggle with how to harness the power of patient referrals and maximise this revenue stream. I, and my colleagues who are visiting dental practices, are often asked how they …

The best way to pay associates

Andy McDougall explains the best way to pay associates

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This is a question we hear a lot from practices who are struggling to create a fee structure that is attractive to an associate, but also makes sound financial sense for the business. It is an important question as getting your associate’s remuneration right can have a big impact on your practice’s profitability and sustainability. But there are a lot …