Sarah Jarvis

Factors to consider when selling your practice

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Sarah focuses on the key financial considerations practice owners should make when putting their dental practice on the market. She also outlines the different types of buyers in the market and discusses realistic time scales for preparing to sell. What you’ll hear: Appropriate timeframes for selling your practice and when to beginning planning The importance of a comprehensive valuation from …

GDPR 6 months on

The impact of GDPR on our practice

Josie Hutchings Practice Management Leave a Comment

We just recently passed the six-month mark since the introduction of new data protection regulation (GDPR). To find out how one practice has managed these changes, Josie Hutchings, Regional Support Manager at Practice Plan, spoke to Zoe Sharp, Practice Manager at Alexandra Dental Care… GDPR is an acronym we’ve all become pretty familiar with since the start of 2018, both …

40 years to go… why an exit strategy could ruin your business

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Colin shares some personal insights into why he has committed to work within dentistry until he is 85. He talks about the advantages of a long-term approach which removes some of the pressures of day-to-day work. What you’ll hear: Why Colin has chosen a long-term approach over a short-term ‘exit strategy’ approach Examples of how such an approach benefits the …

In conversation with Yasmin Allen

The digital revolution is coming, is dentistry ready?

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Yasmin Allen discusses how dentistry cannot ignore advancements in digital technology. She talks about the importance of workforce strategy and training in order to maximise the potential for digital change within both NHS and private dentistry. What you’ll hear: What ‘digital’ means in the context of dentistry The ways in which practices, patients and clinicians can benefit from digitisation How …

Losing money

Four ways your dental practice could be losing money, and how to fix it

John Clarke Practice Management Leave a Comment

The dental industry is a dynamic sector characterised by growth and increased investor activity in recent years. Analysis conducted by IBIS World has revealed that the overall UK dental market size in revenue terms was £6.7bn in the UK in 2017-18 and forecasted to grow at approximately 1.1% per annum over the next five years, up from 0.5% annual growth …

Associate employment status change – what owners and associates need to know

Neil Richardson HR and Team Development Leave a Comment

Neil Richardson, Senior Financial Consultant at Wesleyan explains the potential implications of the associate employment status review on practice and associate finances… The HMRC review into the employment status of associates is likely to have far-reaching consequences on both practices and practitioners. From new contracts to implications on individual and commercial finances, the review could mean some of the biggest …

Should I take the lease or buy the freehold

Thomas Coates discusses your options when buying a practice

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Buying a dental practice is one of the biggest decisions you are likely to face in your career. It is not just a significant investment monetarily but also in terms of your time, effort and responsibility. The decision of whether to become a practice owner or not brings with it several other questions, one of which is whether to take …

Employment Law Update

The latest developments in Employment and HR Law

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Employment and HR specialist, Sarah Buxton shares details of the latest changes to Employment Law and how these impact practices and teams. What you’ll hear: Recent changes with regards to parental bereavement leave The consequences to employers of not understanding these changes Steps an employer can take to protect themselves Details of other changes on the horizon