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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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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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Preparing for reform and when it might happen…

For around a year most of us involved in dentistry have been working towards contract reform being rolled out in April 2020. However, as that date draws ever closer and there is no sign of…

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Weighing up the pros and cons of dental contract reform

When NHS dental contract reform begins being rolled out, practices may well find themselves working under new targets and a new way of being paid. This might sound a little vague and that’s because it…

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Eddie Crouch talks about what lies ahead for NHS dentists

Nigel Jones speaks to Eddie Crouch, Vice Chairman of the BDA, ahead of his appearance on a panel discussion at the British Dental Conference and Dentistry Show… Next year could see a lot of change…

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The Big Question: How can I maximise my practice’s profitability?

‘How do I increase profits and ensure my business is reaching its full financial potential?’, is a question most practice owners will have asked themselves. For Andy McDougall, owner of Spot On Business Planning, the…

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Dentists – raise your voices

There are often calls within the profession for there to be more unity and collective action in order to achieve the change many are desperate to see. Completing surveys that shine a spotlight on the…

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The Big Question: What are the latest updates to employment law?

HR and employment law is constantly changing, and is something that’s hugely important for anyone running a dental practice to make sure they get it right. With that in mind, Practice Plan will be holding…

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An interview with your Dental Business Theatre host…Les Jones!

Practice Plan are back at the British Dental Conference and Dentistry Show and will once again be programming the Dental Business Theatre. This year’s theatre is themed ‘The BIG Questions’! Events and Marketing Coordinator Sophie…

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Joanne Holroyd’s top 5 tips from The Practice Plan Workshop Tour

September saw the start of this year’s Practice Plan Workshop Tour with the intriguing title of ‘10% Push’, hosted by the dynamic duo of Les Jones and Simon Tucker. With the tour now firmly underway,…

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Josie Hutchings’ Top Tips on HR and Leadership!

Those of you who know Michael Bentley will know how enthusiastic and passionate he is, especially about the subject of practice management! Having recently attended Michael’s HR and leadership event for Practice Managers in Solihull,…

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Lifting the lid on the 2016 Practice Plan Workshop Tour!

With only a couple of months to go until the start of this year’s eagerly awaited annual Practice Plan Workshop Tour, Sarah Whittall, Events and Marketing Coordinator thought she’d give you a sneak preview of what…

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