A view into the future

Prototype practices perspectives on what the future holds

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Following confirmation that the contract reform process will rumble on for another two years, with fresh calls for new practices to join the prototype programme, I caught up with two dentists already involved. Len D’Cruz is a dentist and practice owner in a prototype B practice, and Claudia Peace is an associate in a prototype A practice. I spoke to …

Your NHS questions answered

A practice manager and owner from a prototype B practice discuss how their practice has managed the level of administration

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A lot of discussion has taken place around the financial aspect of contract reform, as well as the affect it may have on the patient care pathway. However, here we look at what changes any new contract will have on the daily administration of running an NHS practice. Reform, if it happens, will by its nature affect the way the …

NHS questions answered

Paul Worskett discusses the level of financial risk associated with running a prototype B practice

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Contract reform remains a source of uncertainty and one of the issues that is still unknown is what level of financial risk dentists may face when, or if, it is implemented. A measure of success of the prototypes is whether the new pathways being tested deliver appropriate high-quality care and access for patients (as well as delivering value for money). …

What is the impact of the prototype blends on those practices involved?

Ben Atkins shares his experience as a director of a prototype blend B practice

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Since April 2016 two different blends of remuneration have been tested out by practices (a total of 80 are currently involved) as part of the contract reform process. The difference lies in the proportion of care that is covered by capitation and activity. To get more insight into the real impact of these blends on a practice, here, we have …

Counting the cost of the NHS prototypes

Insight into the fees currently paid out to prototype dentists

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With the NHS prototype practices now a few months into their trials, Practice Plan met up with Eddie Crouch, Charles Major and Paul Worskett to discuss their thoughts on the current fees being paid out to prototype dentists, what they would like to see in the future, and the potential repercussions if fair remuneration is perceived to be absent from …

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Prototypes – A discussion on blends and how they work in practice

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Today’s unmissable episode of Bodcast focuses upon the latest stage of the reform programme to the English NHS dental contract. Listen as host, Sales and Marketing Director Nigel Jones catches up with practice owner and dentist Paul Worskett who’s currently testing one of the prototypes and provides a fascinating insight into his own experience of how the blends work in …

Rubik's NHS-Part 2

Rubik’s NHS Blog No.2

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In my most recent blog, I likened the challenge of embedding prevention in a redesigned English NHS contract to the challenge of completing a Rubik’s Cube – solving one issue unintentionally creates others. This analogy can of course be extended to various other aspects of the potential look and feel of any new dental contract.