Will the new NHS contract help therapists utilise their full scope of practice

Helen Minnery talks about the impact the new NHS contract could have on the wider dental team

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A lot of the debates and discussion so far around contract reform has focused on the impact it will have on dentists. Yet, of course, whatever changes might be coming to the profession will affect the entire team – and could alter the shape of the workforce. How exactly that would look remains to be seen. It could mean modifications …

The changing face of a dental team

What a difference 30 years can make

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Zoe Close, Area Sales Manager for Practice Plan, reflects back on how practice life has changed over her 30-year dentistry career. In the past 30 years, the world has changed significantly. Back in 1987, when I first began working in dentistry, there was no such thing as the iPhone or Amazon (the store, not the rainforest!), no one had heard …

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:

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 …

Planning for the future: Sara Hurley speaks out

Planning for the future: the CDO speaks out…

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On 12th June, the Chief Dental Officer (CDO) for England, Sara Hurley, brought together key stakeholders in dentistry to be transparent about the department’s work, to open the lines of communication, and to support efforts to improve oral health on a national basis.

Office of the CDO and guests discussion panel

The Office of the CDO and guests discussion panel – 12th June 2017

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The Office of the Chief Dental Officer England brought together a panel of leading members within NHS England, Public Health England, CQC, BDA, Health Education England and the Department of Health on 12th June 2017, to answer the most asked questions on NHS dentistry. And you can hear everything that was said in this Bodcast! Panel members included: Sara Hurley, Chief …

Managing your dental practice finances

How to Manage Your Dental Practice Finances

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Are you prepared for a rainy day? Can you forecast what your bank balance will be in six months time? Are you certain you will have sufficient funds to meet your tax bill? Carol Groombridge, an industry-leading dental consultant, breaks down how to manage your dental practice finances.

How to build trust with your dental patients

Advice on how to build trust with your dental patients

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Most people understand the importance of dental health… so why do millions of people in the UK still avoid going to the dentist? Cost and anxiety are just two of the barriers, but there are many other factors that today’s dentists need to understand in order to build trust with their dental patients. Kevin Rose, Dental Business Consultant, explains why …

How to solve two common HR issues

How to solve two common HR dilemmas!

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As owners or managers we find that we can’t all be experts when it comes to HR. So you could be forgiven for thinking that it is your practice alone that suffers with a particular situation. Nor is it the norm to stress yourself out with ensuring that you are adhering to policies and procedures and keeping on track with …

Turning telephone enquiries into appointments

Ten Top Tips for Turning Telephone Enquiries into Appointments

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Your telephone is one of the most powerful tools in your practice, when used correctly! To help you to harness the full potential of yours, Richard Collard from Medenta rounds up his ten top tips on how you can turn more telephone enquiries into appointments!