Kenny Barr

Switching plan provider gave me the support I need for my practice’s future

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We decided to leave our existing plan provider as we were no longer confident in their long-term future. I already knew of Practice Plan’s professional standing and I have known Jayne, one of their Regional Support Managers, from her many years in the industry, so they were my first port of call. Within a month of deciding to make the …

How Likely is the introduction of time-limited contracts

Judith Husband talks about the likelihood of the introduction of time-limited contracts within the new NHS contract.

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The idea of time-limited contracts was proposed by the Government two years ago as a way of improving market competition and efficiency. A source of much debate since then, we asked Judith Husband, who has first-hand experience of working within a time-limited contract, for her thoughts on the question:

What do you know that you don’t know – and why you should find out

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Richard Scarborough, Area Sales Manager at Practice Plan, shares the key measures dentists need to be monitoring and explores what they can reveal about your practice Prevention is better than cure is something that shouldn’t just be applied to your patients’ dental health, but to your practice’s business health. To have a sound and healthy business you need to be …

Our story: three practices’ experience of switching plan provider

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Moving your membership plan provider is something practices can be keen to do, but often postpone as they think it will be too much hassle and worry about patients’ reaction to change. Yet, with the right provider to support them through the transition process and beyond, the move can be more straightforward than you think and reap many rewards such …

How to stay on the right side of employment law and the CQC

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In today’s Bodcast Sheila Scott, Nicki Rowland and Sarah Buxton discuss the best ways for practices to avoid employment law issues and CQC failures by recognising the importance of staff training and communication. They offer a range of practical advice on how to tackle poor performance, attitude or behaviour and an insight into why some dental practices are failing their …

Don't think big think massive

Don’t think big – think MASSIVE

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David Hyner, motivational speaker, and Les Jones, Creative Director at Practice Plan, fellow members of The Professional Speakers Association, make the case for setting massive goals to achieve your business dreams.

The accumulation of marginal gains

How small changes can make a big impact!

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The hugely successful UK cycling team has built much of its success on a principle called the Accumulation of Marginal Gains. That is, if you want to make a significant improvement in your performance, it’s difficult to do by just improving one aspect of what you do – but major improvements can be made by achieving small incremental enhancements in …

Is your business sleepwalking in to CQC failure?

Nicki Rowland explains how to keep on top of CQC regulations

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Listen to this episode of Bodcast to gain a greater understanding of how CQC inspections have changed. Business consultant, Nicki Rowland gives an insight into the main failings with inspections at present and the subsequent challenges faced by practice managers.

Top hats toast & moments of truth

Sheila Scott and Chris Barrow give us a glimpse of what to expect on this year’s Workshop Tour

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Sarah Whittall, Events and Marketing Coordinator, catches up with dental business experts, Sheila Scott and Chris Barrow, ahead of this year’s Workshop Tour to find out what they have in store for you…

Fired up for success

Driving your dental practice to success

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Kresse Wesling is an award-winning entrepreneur and one half of a soaring brand that reclaims old fire hoses to create luxury goods. You may wonder what this has to do with dentistry! The surprising truth is, there are inspirational parallels to be drawn between old fire hoses and dentistry, so read on to learn how the dental profession can benefit …