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How dentistry can help improve a patient’s general health

Sales and Marketing Director, Nigel Jones, caught up with Brian Anderson, of Total Health Screens, to look at how the company is offering general health screenings alongside dental appointments.

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Psynergy – Dealing with mental health in practice

Practice Plan Area Manager, Suki Singh, caught up with dentist Dr Ritesh Aggarwal, of Psynergy Mental Health, to talk about the work they do to help dental practices improve the mental health of their staff……

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The three Cs

Regional Support Manager, Gary Nelson, looks back at 2021 and three things for practices to look at… And so… we find ourselves at the end of another year. Another year where life has tossed and…

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We left the NHS behind and would never go back

Back in 2006, Burton Family Dental in Burton-on-Trent made the decision to leave behind the NHS for a life in private dentistry with the help of Practice Plan. As partner and dentist, Catriona Archer explains…

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The importance of a mental health first aider, and why you should have healthy conversations with your team

Sales Support Manager, Michelle Hardy, caught up with Inclusion and Diversity Manager for Wesleyan, Naheem Ahmed, to talk being a mental health first aider and the importance of having conversations with your staff… MH: Hi…

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The confidence to make a move…

Deborah Parson, Practice Manager at Weobley Dental Surgery, explains the reasons behind their move from NHS dentistry to private, why they chose Practice Plan to support them through the process and how the move has…

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Five small ways to lift your mood and spirit

Regional Support Manager, Lou Bone, looks at five ways you can lift your own mood and spirit and that of your staff… We can all feel a little bit low sometimes, and that could be…

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Going private was the right decision for us!

Back in 2020, the team at Plumfield Dental Practice started to talk more seriously about converting from NHS to private dentistry. Previously the topic had been brought up in conversations, but they had never pressed…

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Social media pressure on dentists and how to deal with it

Practice Plan Area Manager, Suki Singh, caught up with dentist and Confidential trustee John Lewis, and newly qualified dentist Hiraa Jamil, to discuss the positives and negatives of using social media to promote your dental…

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Three top tips to boost your digital marketing

Business coach Chris Barrow takes you through three tips on how to best utilise digital marketing,  and looks at how Covid-19 related changes could be here to stay for some practices… Utilise all social channels…

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Top tips to help with a healthier and happier lifestyle

Regional Support Manager, Sarah Barnard, gives you a number of tips for living a healthier and happier lifestyle, both in and out of practice… As we all know dentistry can be a stressful profession –…

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Five steps to buying a dental practice

Practice Plan’s Regional Support Manager, Sarah Barnard, caught up with Wesleyan Bank’s Head of Healthcare, John Clarke, to discuss the key things you need to consider when buying a dental practice… SB: Hi John, when…

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Three ways to boost your team’s morale

Josie Hutchings, Regional Support Manager at Practice Plan, looks at three ways you can help boost your team’s morale…   Over the last 18 months, the morale of teams in many businesses will have been…

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Top tips for staff induction programmes

Zoe Close looks at what you need to include in induction programmes to give your new staff the best chance of succeeding in their new role…   It can be quite daunting for a new…

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NHS England’s activity target silence followed by the late announcement speaks volumes…

Head of Sales, Zoe Close, looks at the latest Government announcement on the increased NHS activity target…. Until the evening of September 30, NHS dentists were in a position where they had absolutely zero control…

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From Pizza Land to helping practices thrive and achieve their potential; Zoe Close on her varied career

Practice Plan’s Head of Sales, Zoe Close, talks about her varied 36-year career in dentistry and looks at some of the lessons she has learned along the way…. Dentistry is an industry that I have…

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Mindfulness – it’s like gym training for the brain

Caroline Suggett shares her two top mindfulness techniques that can help you take a break from the stresses and strains of practice life… First off, like many people you may be thinking, what is mindfulness?…

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What is systemic resilience and how can it help you and your employees?

Leadership coach Johanna Hooper looks at systemic resilience and how it can help you in practice…. ‘What is systemic resilience?’ I hear you saying. I know, it’s a bit of a mouthful isn’t it. Well,…

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