CDO briefing day

Office of the CDO explained

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The office of the CDO called a briefing day last month to bring clarity to what the office is responsible for, what they are focusing on and what they’ve a achieved so far. The agenda included: Smile4Life NHS England structure, responsibilities and relationship to OCDO Leading the change Innovation and improvement Digital transformation

Bulletproof HR advice for your practice

Bulletproof HR advice for your practice

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HR and employment law Solicitor, Sarah Buxton, is the latest expert in dentistry to share her expertise and advice with practice managers and business owners. The age-old phrase ‘prevention is better than cure’ has no better use than here. If you’re a practice manager or business owner, having to recruit a new member of staff or let go of a …

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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 …

When do you think the new contract will come into effect?

Eddie Crouch shares his views on when he thinks the new NHS contract will come into effect

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With no fixed timeline for the introduction of any new NHS contract, and some suggesting it could be rolled out from 2018/19, while others predicting a post-Brexit 2021 start – the lack of a set deadline is causing uncertainty in the profession. In light of this we asked Eddie Crouch for his take on the situation and when he thinks …

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Claire Roberts’ views on the results of the Third NHS Confidence Monitor

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The latest results are another damning indication of the low levels of morale for those working within the dental profession. Practice managers are a little more optimistic, but this will include some who do not have the full picture from a financial point of view. Particularly of note is the fact that so few of us would now recommend the …

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Alun Rees’ views on the results of the Third NHS Confidence Monitor

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The recent NHS Confidence Monitor surveys reflect my own experiences about the condition of dentistry in the UK. Morale is poor across the board, especially in practices that are dependent upon the NHS for their livelihood. We are used to seeing downbeat opinions from dentists but this time the views of some team members have been sought and they also …

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Richard Scarborough’s views on the results of the Third NHS Confidence Monitor

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Unsurprisingly, the results of the latest NHS Confidence Monitor reiterate the findings of the earlier surveys.

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

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Following the release of the results of the third NHS Confidence Monitor survey, Simon Thackeray shares his views on what they reveal about moral within the profession and shares his views on the future of NHS dentistry. 

Moving from NHS to Private Dentistry

How we Made the Move From NHS to Private Dentistry – a Case Study

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Zoe Sharp is Practice Manager at Alexandra Dental Care. She explains how the confines of running an NHS contract led the practice to convert to private dentistry and how it benefited the team and patients.

Nigel Jones Rubik's NHS Blog

Rubik’s NHS Blog – No.5

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In this final instalment of blogs highlighting the unintended consequences of efforts to improve the NHS dental contract in England, the Rubik’s Cube effect, I want to touch on the thorny subject of when and what private care can be provided to NHS patients.