The new Bond movie is thought to involve a machine built by a megalomaniac who sucks out the confidence of UK dentists from space.
The latest NHS Confidence Monitor is a stark portrayal of the Government-funded end of the profession. Sadly, it confirms the opinions expressed widely and informally. Sadly, it is not a surprise.
Career prospects The first thing that I noticed about the results was that as I expected, a large proportion of those asked (84%) are not feeling confident of their career prospects within NHS dentistry for the future. I think this lack of confidence comes because nobody knows what is going on!
Do you think that the results of the latest NHS Confidence Monitor survey are a true reflection of the mood amongst the profession? In your opinion, what are the key influencing factors to this? I do recognise that this is a true reflection of the dental profession and interesting as a broad brush approach, the answers follow the Pareto 80:20 …
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 …
Unsurprisingly, the results of the latest NHS Confidence Monitor reiterate the findings of the earlier surveys.
Following the release of the results of the third NHS Confidence Monitor survey, Simon Thackeray shares his views on what they reveal about moral within the profession and shares his views on the future of NHS dentistry.