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 …

Paul Worskett, shares his views on how the issue of patient charge revenue is being addressed in the new contract

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Patient charges have risen, but the same cannot be said for contract values. And, alongside the growing gap between UDA values and these charges, it can be a balancing act. Here, we ask Paul Worskett, a principal dentist who has been running one of the NHS prototype practices, whether he thinks contract reform will have any impact on this issue.

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 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 …

Essential insights into the future of NHS dentistry

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At the 2016 BDIA Showcase, Practice Plan was delighted to bring together a number of key opinion leaders for two live events, one to discuss the results of the fourth NHS Confidence Monitor and one to answer audience members’ burning questions on the future of NHS dentistry.

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 …

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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 …