Location, Location, Location

Goodwill hunting – buying a dental practice has become all about the location

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If buying a dental practice is at the top of your new year wish list, you might be interested to know the main trends that have been influencing practice sales. According to the latest goodwill survey results compiled by The National Association of Specialist Dental Accountants and Lawyers (NASDAL), the market remains buoyant however buying a dental practice is now …

Adding to your team

Adding new members to your team – how staff inductions can ease the way

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Staff inductions are a golden opportunity to ensure that your newest employee assimilates into your team well and understands their role from the start. It’s an important step in the recruitment process and, when carried out well, can bring benefits for both the business and the employee.

Compliance

Embedding compliance into practice life

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“I do compliance on a Friday.” Sound familiar? This is something I have heard time and again while visiting practices during my years in the profession. And, while it’s great that compliance is being done, for it to be done to the standard required and the entire team to have the level of knowledge expected by the CQC, it needs …

Ch ch ch changes

Making changes in your new practice

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Suki Singh, Regional Support Manager for the North at Practice Plan, shares his tips for implementing changes after buying a new practice.

Avoid a new year shock to your finances

Avoid a new year shock to your finances as HMRC roll-out tax payment changes

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With 2018 now in full swing, many dentists have turned their attention to their personal and career aspirations in the coming 12 months, from owning their own dental practice to investing in new technology and specialist dental equipment. Inevitably, the ability to astutely plan and manage your finances can ultimately mean the difference between achieving a solid foundation for growth, …

A unique business model

David Houston shares an insight into his unique business model

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David Houston is joint principal of a mini-corporate and successfully combines one of the largest NHS contracts in the UK with a thriving private provision within his practice. Nigel Jones caught up with him to learn more about how his business model works, the role his 34 associates take within the business and how he balances private and NHS dentistry …

Vancant

Taking the stress out of finding your next team member

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In an earlier blog I shared advice on things you can do before interviewing candidates to make the recruitment process run smoothly. Now, I’d like to build on that by looking at how to protect yourself from the stress of running a practice with a reduced team if one of your staff decides to move on, and the best places …

Benefits of zoning your appointment book

Lisa Bainham explains why you should zone your appointment book

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With 18 years experience as practice manager at The Old Surgery in Crewe, Lisa Bainham is well placed to share tried and tested methods to help you fully utilise your appointment book. She explains the benefits of zoning appointments and how little changes can improve working life for everyone in the practice as well as have a positive impact on …

Its all about the money

It’s all about the money – how dentists can improve their finances in 2018

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When compiling your list of New Year’s resolutions, the chances are that improving your personal finances may trail behind more common goals such as ‘exercising more’ and ‘drinking less’. But as we all know, identifying what we’d like to change is the easy part, actually sticking to it for a sustained period has been proven to be extremely difficult. However, …

learning from supermarkets

What can dentists learn from supermarkets?

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Richard Scarborough, Area Sales Manager at Practice Plan, examines what dentists could learn from supermarkets to stay ahead of the competition Dentists and supermarkets are not often discussed in the same breath. However, having spent the last 12 years of my career in both sectors, I believe there are some things that the big retailers are doing that dentists could …