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How and why I left the NHS

Almost half of NHS dentists who say they don’t see themselves in the NHS in five years’ time are intending to move to private dentistry. That’s according to the latest results of the Dentistry Confidence Monitor survey.

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Wrestling a pig of a problem?

Laura jones asks us to take a moment to think… What change do you wish you could create? what’s standing in the way of you achieving your goals and fulfilling your potential? Perhaps it’s a…

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Is 2020 the year you break free from the NHS?

Deep disillusionment and unhappiness with the current NHS general dental contract was one of the key findings from the latest Dentistry Confidence Monitor survey. 89% of predominantly NHS dentists said they were unhappy/very unhappy with…

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What does my future in NHS dentistry look like?

Matt Hadman looks at how contract reform could impact the clinical roles within a dental practice… Reform of NHS dentistry will have an impact on everyone in the practice team. If you hold an NHS…

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Many happy (tax) returns

With Christmas and New Year celebrations now a distant memory, a more expensive  ‘hangover’ is lurking around the corner. The 31st January self-assessment tax payment deadline can cause sleepless nights for some dentists who are…

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Your dentisty questions answered: tackling my tax bill

Practice Plan’s Tina Wixon looks for answers to the questions you’re asking…

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The boom of the Baby Boomers

According to the Huffington Post (June 2017), Britain’s baby boomers own half of the country’s £11 trillion of wealth. That’s a lot of economic power squeezed into the wallets of a very tight 10-year tribe, the product of a surge in post-war procreation.

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The effect of smoking on your dental health

We’re just a few days into 2020, so there’s a chance that any New Year’s resolutions you made are still going strong.

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Are you a white rabbit with your marketing time management?

Do you often find yourself ‘late, late for a very important date’? Whether looking to host an event at the practice or create seasonal marketing literature, we’re all familiar with the pressure of looming deadlines. In this blog, we’ll be providing a few handy tips to help you stay one step ahead when it comes to your marketing strategy.

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One dentist’s story of successfully moving from NHS to private

Louise Hunter decided to move away from the NHS and into private practice after reaching a point where she was ‘sick of being on that treadmill’. Her associates at Louise Hunter & Associates in Northumberland continued offering NHS services but Louise had had enough and moved to private in 2017.

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Your dentistry questions answered: social media

Once upon a time it felt like there was only Facebook to contend with when it came to social media. But over the past couple of decades several other platforms have emerged and gained popularity, such as Instagram and Twitter, while others have fallen by the wayside, like Bebo and MySpace.

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How does contract reform stack up against the current contract?

NHS dental contract reform in England remains on the horizon, although there is a feeling it is not as close as it once was. April 2020 had been put forward as the date that reform would begin being rolled out. However, that has almost certainly been shelved as the regulations that enable prototyping of the contract to happen have been extended for another two years.

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