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 …

In conversation with Yasmin Allen

Dental urgent and emergency care – the pinch point of the challenges facing dentistry

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The issues faced in dental urgent and emergency care settings are often a magnified reflection of the problems in dentistry as a whole. Yasmin Allen discusses the current situation with Nigel Jones, explaining the improvements that are urgently required and the benefits of both NHS and private dentists understanding what urgent and emergency care settings are dealing with. What you’ll …

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 …

NHS dentistry is done

‘NHS dentistry is done, it’s just waiting for someone to turn off the life support’

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That’s quite a bold statement, but judging from the results of the latest NHS Confidence Monitor survey* it could be one that many can understand – if not, concur with. It came from Stephen Hudson, a dentist who left the NHS and author of ‘The Stressed Dentist’s Guide to Dental Law’. I interviewed Stephen to find out his experience of …

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 …

David Cottam, Vice-Chair of the BDA’s GDPC explains how is the fee uplift calculated each year

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The pay increase awarded to dentists annually is often a source of consternation for the profession, with many dentists feeling it is not adequate reparation for their hard work. There is also the discrepancy between increases in patient charge revenue (PCR), which have risen by five per cent annually since 2016, and the increases in the fee uplift for dentists. …

NHS confidence Monitor

Nigel Jones shares his views on the results on the sixth Confidence Monitor survey

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Nigel Jones, Sales and Marketing Director at Practice Plan, shares the results of the latest NHS Confidence Monitor survey. He explains what the survey asked and looks at the contrast between the responses from NHS and private dentists. Nigel refers directly to the results, you can access them here What you’ll hear today: An overview of the results What the results …

Mouth care matters

Delivering dentistry to vulnerable older people

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Nigel Jones speaks to Mili Doshi about a programme that has been working to improve oral health for older patients in hospitals… Earlier this year I attended the Westminster Health Forum, where images of older hospital patients’ mouths in a terrible state were shown. These pictures were truly shocking and highlighted the issue of the mouth being ignored – through …

In conversation with Zahid Siddique

Discussing the views of young dentists

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Zahid chats to Nigel Jones about the way young dentists view dentistry. They discuss the ongoing changes within the profession and what they think the future might hold for the newest generation of dentists. What you’ll hear: The key challenges facing young dentists How being a young dentist now differs from previous generations The impact of technology and social media …