Practice Plan meets Diane Youdale

Former Gladiator, turned business coach, talks leadership and managing change

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In the nineties, she was a star of Saturday night TV as Jet in The Gladiators. For the past 20 years Diane Youdale (AKA Jet) has been a coaching mentor to businesses and individuals, working with hundreds of people from a range of professions. Practice Plan was delighted to catch up with Diane to find out her advice on stress, …

Understanding Employment Tribunals

Sarah Buxton talks about changes to Employment Tribunal claims

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There have been some changes in how claims are awarded in Employment Tribunals. This Bodcast with Employment Law specialist, Sarah Buxton, takes you through the changes and how they impact dental practice owners.

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!

Building up a successful private practice

Building up a successful private dental practice

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Simon Thackeray draws on more than 10 years of experience in private dentistry to offer unmissable advice for building a successful private practice. He talks frankly and honestly about the worries he faced in the beginning and the importance of seeking expert advice. He looks at how critical a strong team is and finally the way his practice has evolved …

Managing stress related absence

Expert advice on handling staff absence due to stress

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Sarah Buxton, specialist HR and employment solicitor, examines the sensitive issue of how to manage stress-related absence in your practice. Stress, depression or anxiety accounted for 11.7 million working days lost in 2015/16, according to the Health and Safety Executive. It is a big issue for anyone running a business, but many feel unsure about the best way to deal …

To buy or not to buy

To buy or not to buy, which dental practice is right for you?

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Buying a dental practice is arguably more competitive today than it has ever been as demand continues to outstrip supply. Practices on the market, particularly those situated in affluent areas, typically receive many substantial offers as goodwill valuations have increased year-on-year.

Departure board of cancelled flights

Ryanair is a lesson about brand for all businesses

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The low-cost airline, Ryanair, cancelled 40-50 flights a day in September, giving their customers as little as 24 hours’ notice. They say it’s a decision that had to be taken because of poor management and holiday planning leading to a lack of pilot availability through September and October. Other reports say that the decision was driven by Ryanair’s desire to …

How to sell effectively within a dental practice

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Business consultant, Simon Tucker offers expert advice about the best ways to improve the way your team communicates with patients. He looks at how the right kind of conversations can impact the business by increasing patient loyalty and leading to higher treatment uptake.

Putting community at the heart of your business

Putting community at the heart of your business

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Don’t miss the latest episode of Bodcast in which Liz McKenzie, Chief Operating Officer from Wesleyan, chats to Nigel Jones about why corporate social responsibility is so important for your business to consider. She talks about the difference you can make to your community and in turn the positive impact that can have on your business.

Seven things your home page must have

Tips for getting the most from your homepage

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You’re probably aware that most potential new patients will visit your website as their first port of call when searching for a dentist. However, you might not be aware that you only have a matter of seconds to impress them and stop them leaving your site – 55% of people spend fewer than 15 seconds on a page. So, how …