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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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Six ways to show your staff how much you appreciate them

Regional Support Manager Donna Hall brings you six ways to show your team how much you appreciate them…   The team you have around you are the life and soul of the practice, but it…

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How to upskill and get the best out of your dental nurses

Nicola Gresty, Practice Plan Area Manager, has been talking to Lisa Bainham, The Old Surgery Practice Manager and President of Association of Dental Administrators and Managers (ADAM), about why you should value your dental nurses…

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The importance of happy thinking

Regional Support Manager Gary Nelson looks at the importance of happy thinking and how it can improve your practice…. There are many things we cannot control in this crazy world we currently live in, however,…

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How to keep your team motivated

Practice Plan Regional Support Manager, Lou Bone, looks at what you can do to motivate you and your team following a tough 18 months…. It’s safe to say that practice staff really have had a…

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How to manage flexible working requests

Sarah Buxton, FTA Law Employment Solicitor, looks at flexible working requests and how best to deal with them… Sometimes a member of staff may have a change in circumstances that could revolve around, for example,…

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Five ways to combat musculoskeletal problems

Osteopath Sam Leopold talks about how dentists can overcome the common issue of musculoskeletal problems…   Back pain, poor posture and tension headaches are common workplace health issues suffered by dentists. As dentists, you spend…

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Being your own best friend

Andy Elwood explores five ways to improve your mental health by being your own best friend…. We’ve all had rough patches in the last year and the way I’ve coped is by using a technique…

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