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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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A case for making the move away

If you’re considering a move away from the NHS towards a life in private practice, there has never been a better time to do so. Even though there are currently many factors working in your…

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Is it time to talk about leaving the NHS?

It’s a big decision. Talking it through with someone, safe in the knowledge that it doesn’t obligate you to do anything, can help you feel confident that it’s the right move for you. Especially if…

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Top tips on how to recruit and retain staff in this tough market

Tina Wixon, Practice Plan Regional Support Manager,  caught up with Sarah Buxton, HR and employment law Solicitor,  to discuss how practices can overcome the current difficulties in recruiting and retaining staff… TW: Hi Sarah, we’re…

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From running practices to helping the homeless

Area manager Suki Singh has been speaking to Rachel Dilley, Practice and Business Development Manager at Town Hall Dental, about the charity foundation she helped set up and the work it is doing in the…

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Three top tips to improve your team’s wellbeing

Dr Mahrukh Khwaja spends her time practising as an NHS dentist as well as helping other professionals to improve their mental health and wellbeing. Practice Plan recently caught up with Mahrukh, who founded the wellbeing…

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Has the Covid lockdowns lifted your savings? Top tips for making your money work for you

Michael Copeland, senior area manager at Wesleyan Financial Services, explores how dentists can get the most out of their lockdown savings…. In the face of new infection control protocols and looming backlogs of patients that…

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The right words at the right time

Gary Nelson, Regional Support Manager, gives advice around how to answer difficult questions from frustrated patients…   I am seeing and hearing a lot of confused and frustrated patients on the NHS at the moment,…

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