Tony Kilcoyne considers the NHS Confidence Monitor results and what they mean for the future of NHS dentistry

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In this episode of Bodcast, Nigel Jones and Tony Kilcoyne take a look at the NHS Confidence Monitor results in relation to the general views and feelings of the profession about NHS dentistry now, and in the future. Tony talks specifically about what the results indicate regarding the way NHS dentists feel about the level of patient care they can …

NHS Insights Panel

NHS Insights Panel: Are new dentists ready for the ‘lion’s den’?

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The results from the latest NHS Confidence Monitor survey revealed deep levels of unhappiness among NHS dentists and anxiety about complaints and litigation across both private and NHS sectors. Despite being anxious in this area, the private dentists who responded reported feeling much happier about every element of their work compared to when they were in the NHS. Given the …

What are the prototype practices saying?

Eddie Crouch discusses current feedback coming from the prototype practices

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Vice Chair of the British Dental Association Principal Executive Committee, Eddie Crouch talks to Nigel Jones about the current feedback coming from prototype practices about NHS contract reform. They discuss the potential time scales for change and consider what will happen if the proposed changes are proven to be unsuitable.

NHS Dentistry Insights - Part 2

Essential insights into the future of NHS dentistry – Part 2

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During last year’s BDIA Showcase, Practice Plan organised a meeting of expert minds for two live events, firstly to facilitate discussion around the results of the fourth NHS Confidence Monitor and, secondly, to allow dental professionals in the audience to ask their burning questions about the possible future of NHS dentistry. Practice Plan is now delighted to share the second …

Improving public perception of NHS dentistry with Tony Kilcoyne

How can public perception of NHS dentistry be improved?

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The results of the fourth NHS Confidence Monitor revealed that one way in which dental professionals believe that confidence can be increased is through improvements to the public’s perception of NHS dentistry. Listen to this Bodcast as Tony Kilcyone shares his views on the public’s current understanding of NHS dentistry and the measures he feels are needed to increase this, with …

Reflecting on the results of the fourth NHS Confidence Monitor survey

Nigel Jones’ views on the results of the fourth NHS Confidence Monitor Survey

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Listen to this episode of Bodcast as Sales and Marketing Director, Nigel Jones, offers his thoughts on the fourth set of results from the NHS Confidence Monitor survey and shares his views on what this means for the future of NHS dentistry.

Alun Rees' views on the fourth NHS Confidence Monitor survey

Alun Rees’ views on the results of the fourth NHS Confidence Monitor Survey

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The negativity continues with the responses to this survey. I do wonder when the profession will wake up and smell the coffee. The NHS is not going to improve, there is no magical new contract, in fact the reports from the trial practices show things may well get worse with a new contract. It is not in the Government’s thinking …

Fourth NHS Confidence Monitor Survey- Simon Thackeray

Simon Thackeray’s views on the results of the fourth NHS Confidence Monitor Survey

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The lack of information and clarity as to what will be in any new contract is still not evident, and personally I think it never will be as this suits the Government. I think that’s one of the main reasons for the disillusion in the profession, and probably the reason confidence is at 25%. That’s not good when there are …

David Bretton's views on the 3rd nhs confidence monitor

David Bretton’s views on the results of the Third NHS Confidence Monitor

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Career prospects The first thing that I noticed about the results was that as I expected, a large proportion of those asked (84%) are not feeling confident of their career prospects within NHS dentistry for the future. I think this lack of confidence comes because nobody knows what is going on!