Health watchdog calls for ‘fundamental’ dental reforms

Funding protection, publicity campaigns and regular national updates are just some of the dental reform recommendations made by a health watchdog.

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Health secretary to launch NHS investigation

Health secretary Wes Streeting has announced that an independent investigation will be taking place into the performance of the NHS.

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The perfect patient experience with Dr Barry Oulton

In this latest Bodcast episode, Michelle Hardy, Sales Support Manager at Practice Plan catches up with Barry Oulton, Dentist and founder of The Confident Dentist to talk about the perfect patient experience and the importance…

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Four-day work week pilot to launch in UK after trial success

Following the success of the largest UK public sector trial of a four-day work week, campaigners are preparing to launch a new pilot.

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Winning the argument for change

As the new Government accepts what’s fuelling the crisis in NHS dentistry it’s time to move to rescue and reform.

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Health secretary discusses contract reform with dental leaders

The health secretary Wes Streeting today met with dental leaders to begin negotiations on the NHS dental contract. He also discussed the launch of Labour’s Dentistry Rescue Plan, which aims to create an additional 700,000 emergency…

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Starmer pledges to fix ‘broken’ NHS ahead of pay talks

The prime minister said work will start “straight away” to fix the NHS after Labour’s general election victory.

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Reasons to #BePracticePlan

If you cast your mind back to the meetings you had with your careers officer at school. What was the first question that usually set the conversation going? More than likely, it was ‘What do…

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General election 2024: is Labour’s dentistry plan already a done deal?

What will a new Labour government mean for dentistry? Practice Plan sales and marketing director Nigel Jones shares his thoughts on the election result.

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More fitness to practise cases are closing early, says GDC

We are seeing fewer concerns and closing more cases at the early stages of the fitness to practise (FtP) process, says a GDC director. Clare Callan, associate director of fitness to practise at the GDC,…

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How has dentistry changed for LGBTQ+ professionals?

As Pride Month draws to a close, Anna Peterson reflects on how the dental profession has become more inclusive for LGBTQ+ professionals and what still needs to change.

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Inappropriate behaviour in dentistry– it could affect anyone

Executive Director of the Society of British Dental Nurses, Fiona Ellwood, talks about the investigation and gathering of data, which is revealing to some extent, the level of sexual assaults, harassment and inappropriate and unwanted…

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Nine in 10 practices falsely categorised as ‘accepting NHS patients’, says BDA

An investigation found that out of 100 practices categorised as accepting NHS patients, only 10 actually had capacity to do so.

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How hormones can affect our performance in the workplace with Lucie Simic

Katrina James, Area Manager at Practice Plan and Lucie Simic, Dental Business Consultant, discuss how hormones can affect our performance in the workplace. What you’ll hear: Types of hormonal cycles Perimenopause and menopause symptoms How…

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‘There is a dental crisis and voters deserve better’

Pamela Widdison, Kevin Paul and Billy Crotty said they were left in pain after they could not get an NHS dentist. Some found solutions privately, one could not afford it, but they all believed the…

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Profits increase for NHS, mixed and private dentists in Scotland

The period of 2022-23 saw increased profitability for NHS, mixed and private practices in Scotland, new statistics indicate.

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Brine’s call to action on contract reform

We don’t need more discussions on contract reform. The Government needs to press ahead with change. This was the message that Steve Brine, the outgoing chair of the Health and Social Care Committee (HSCC), delivered…

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Mike Hesketh – helping businesses grow

Head of Sales, Zoe Close, catches up with leading Dental Business Consultant, Mike Hesketh, to find out how he helps businesses flourish. Zoe: When I meet clients, they often ask where they should go for…

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