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.

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 …

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 …

Are you CQC ready?

Making sure you are ready in the event of a CQC inspection

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Clare Ison, Practice Manager at Beaufort Dental Health Centre, tells her CQC inspection tale about what to expect from an inspection and some words of advice to anyone preparing for one.

How to beat Cybercrime

Three top tips on how to protect your practice against Cybercrime

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Cybercrime – is this on your radar, or do you operate in ignorant bliss that this will ‘never happen to me’? As a practice manager or business owner of patient data, the threat of cybercrime is ever present. Only this year, the NHS made headline news when they fell victim – turning away patients and using pen and paper to …

Huddle or Muddle

Why you should consider a daily team huddle

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Something interesting often happens before the start of a big team sport occasion – be it football, rugby, basketball or any other team sport. It’s the team huddle. That moment when all the members of the team gather in a circle, arms around each other’s shoulders and all bent forward to hear the words of the captain. The question is …

The 10% push, how to increase your income by 10% in one year

How to boost your income by 10% in 12 months

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Simon Tucker and Les Jones talk about a selection of low or no-cost ideas that are easy to implement in practice to help you start increasing your income immediately. They also shine a light on areas where opportunities to increase sales are being missed.

How to become a results driven business

Business planning to get better results

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The analogy we use to explain the journey to achieving your desired goals is the sat nav. When you switch on your sat nav, it locates your current position. It asks where you would like to go (the required result), offers you a choice of routes based on different criteria: scenic, most direct, etc., and then once you decide, it …

NHS Exit

Two dentists look back on their move away from the NHS

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Moving away from the NHS is something many dentists spend a lot of time considering. Here, Practice Plan shares the experiences of two principal dentists who introduced private dentistry into their NHS practice in different timeframes. Ann-Marie Bard has just made the move in the past year, whilst Michael Cahill can give a longer-term view after leaving the NHS 19 …