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 …

Converting to private practice

How one practice converted from NHS to private dentistry

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In 2008, husband and wife duo Kate and Ged Cummings were practising dentistry in a small NHS dental practice in Stoke-on-Trent. Today they head up a large, continuously growing private practice with a bright future. Following this amazing journey, which ultimately involved speedy expansion and the consolidation of two practices, Regional Support Manager, Josie Hutchings sat down with Kate Cummings …

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 …

NHS dentistry: staying positive in the current climate

NHS dentistry: staying positive in the current climate

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Confidence in the future of NHS dentistry remains low, and with continued uncertainty and no changes set to take shape anytime soon, Practice Plan asks wet-fingered clinicians, Eddie Crouch, Judith Husband, David Houston and David Bretton, what dentists should be doing to stay motivated and make the most of their situation.

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 …

5 tips to keep your dental-practice finances on track

How to keep your finances on track

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It’s important to keep track of your finances and make sure you’ve got plans in place to ensure you meet your long-term goals. Here, Wesleyan’s financial adviser team give their top five tips on how you can keep your dental practice’s finances on track.

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 …