Expert advice from Chris Barrow

How to be a great manager

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In a follow up to his podcast on leadership, Chris talks about the characteristics of a great manager and shares his top tips for ensuring that you and your systems are the best they can be. What you’ll hear: The key differences between management and leadership The five systems that exist within a successful dental practice The benefits of creating …

Five Go Forth

Five dental consultants, 960 miles – and a £50k fundraising target

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This September, five intrepid, ageing dental consultants will climb into the saddle and cycle almost 1,000 miles in a bid to raise £50k for charity. Practice Plan’s own Creative Director, Les Jones, will be joined by four of dentistry’s best-known faces: Sheila Scott, Ashley Latter, Chris Barrow and Simon Tucker – now known as FiveGoForth – on a bike ride …

Taking on Lejog

Preparing for Lejog

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Last October I did a three hundred mile cycle ride across Wales with a group of mates. I did it to raise money for Bridge2Aid. I’m not going to lie…it was tough. Yes, I’d put the training in, but it didn’t fully prepare me for cycling across the top of Snowdonia in a gale-force wind and driving rain. And that …

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“After leaving the NHS I feel unshackled and free to practise the kind of dentistry I’ve always dreamed of.” – Gordon Downes

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I decided to leave the NHS after 29 years of running an NHS practice, it was a big decision but it has completely changed my personal and professional life.

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Young dentists at the coal face

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Our experience – beginning life as a dentist Recent BDA research has revealed that more than half of dentists aged under 35 are planning to leave the NHS within five years and 10% intend to exit the profession entirely. In a recent BoDcast, Dr Austin Banner, Trustee of the BDA Benevolent Fund, also reported that more and more young dentists …

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.

Top hats, toast and moments of truth

An insight into a day of ‘Top Hats, Toast and Moments of Truth’

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With the Practice Plan Workshop Tour now in full swing, we wondered what insights and top tips have practices come away with so far? We asked Liz Barraclough, Practice Manager at Ilkley Dental Care in Leeds, that very question!