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

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 …

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 …

2017 the year questions finally get answered

Nigel Jones’ reflections on the unanswered questions from 2016

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Within dentistry, 2016 felt to me like the year of the unanswered questions – the most important one arguably being, ‘how long can the profession’s status quo be maintained’? This question, amongst others, needs answering if the profession’s worryingly low levels of morale and insecurity about the future are to be addressed before the end of 2017.

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 …

Inside a prototype practice

Inside a prototype practice

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There has been a fair amount of talk in the last few months about the NHS dental prototypes, most of which, as far as I can tell, is speculative and very little seems to be coming from people working at the coalface. As the owner of a practice engaged in trialling one of the prototypes, I want to share with …

Nigel Jones Rubik's NHS Blog 4

Rubik’s NHS Blog– No.4

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The subject of this latest blog continues the theme of solutions to problems with the English NHS dental contract having unintended consequences that create yet more problems. Hence the title of the blog!

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Rubik’s NHS Blog No. 1

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Whether you have memories from those early days or are one of the newer converts, anyone who has tried to tackle a Rubik’s Cube knows how frustrating it can be. Careful concentration can result in getting a handful of pieces in the right place before you then see all your hard work unravel as you try to sort out the …

Time To Take Stock

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In this week’s blog, Sales Director Nigel Jones gives his insight into the uncertain nature of a new NHS dental contract.