NHS questions answered

Sarah Buxton and Simon Thackeray look at how this ruling may impact the dental industry

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In November, Uber lost its appeal against an earlier ruling stating two of its drivers could be classed as workers, rather than self-employed contractors. This case has once again brought up the question around the employment status of associates – although it’s worth pointing out that Uber are set to appeal this latest decision as well. To look at what …

The future for young dentists

Considering the options open to young dentists and the importance of having a career plan

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Petros Mylonas talks to Nigel Jones about the different career paths open to young dentists today. Having graduated only 5 years ago, Petros is at the beginning of his career, yet has a clear idea of the path he would like it to take. He discusses the different options that are open to younger dentists today and how their career …

The BDA Benevolent fund

Dr Banner explains what the BDA Benevolent Fund is and how it works

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Dr Austin Banner, Trustee of the BDA Benevolent Fund, gives us an overview of the Fund. He explains exactly how it works, who can apply for financial help and the process to follow. Dr Banner also touches on the changes he has seen with regards to the demographic of people seeking their help.

Dev Patel discussing the results of the 5th Confidence Monitor survey

Dev Patel talks to Les Jones about the latest NHS Confidence Monitor results

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Award winning young dentist Dev Patel shares his views on the results of the 5th NHS Confidence Monitor results with Les Jones. As a dentist at the beginning of his career, having only graduated 5 years ago, Dev brings a different perspective to the results. He talks about what they mean for his generation and how the expectation of dentistry …

Simon Thackeray

Simon Thackeray shares his advice for reducing the risk of complaints in your practice

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Simon chats to Nigel Jones about how the fear of litigation is on the increase within the dental profession for both private and NHS dentists. He talks about why he believes these fears are justified, how flaws in the current system play a huge role in cases being brought and steps you can take to protect yourself.

Your NHS questions answered

A practice manager and owner from a prototype B practice discuss how their practice has managed the level of administration

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A lot of discussion has taken place around the financial aspect of contract reform, as well as the affect it may have on the patient care pathway. However, here we look at what changes any new contract will have on the daily administration of running an NHS practice. Reform, if it happens, will by its nature affect the way the …

Future loading

A year of small steps, rather than giant leaps

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Nigel Jones looks back at the developments in dentistry over the past year and what 2018 might hold…

NHS questions answered

Paul Worskett discusses the level of financial risk associated with running a prototype B practice

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Contract reform remains a source of uncertainty and one of the issues that is still unknown is what level of financial risk dentists may face when, or if, it is implemented. A measure of success of the prototypes is whether the new pathways being tested deliver appropriate high-quality care and access for patients (as well as delivering value for money). …

Tony Kilcoyne considers the NHS Confidence Monitor results and what they mean for the future of NHS dentistry

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In this episode of Bodcast, Nigel Jones and Tony Kilcoyne take a look at the NHS Confidence Monitor results in relation to the general views and feelings of the profession about NHS dentistry now, and in the future. Tony talks specifically about what the results indicate regarding the way NHS dentists feel about the level of patient care they can …

Your Burning Questions Live

Nigel Jones put your questions to a panel of experts

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At the BDIA Dental Showcase, Nigel Jones hosted a panel discussion focused on the future of NHS dentistry. In addition to questions asked by Nigel, dental professionals in the audience were also able to put their own questions to the panel. Eddie Crouch, Orthodontic Practitioner and Vice Chair of the BDA Principal Executive Committee (PEC) was joined on the panel …