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Top 10 trends in dentistry to emerge from the pandemic

Every cloud has a silver lining and Business Coach, Chris Barrow, lists his ‘hit parade’ of the top 10 great things that have come out of the pandemic. Here’s my list, in reverse order from…

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The trickle that could soon become a flood – reflections on the new NHS England targets

Practice Plan Group’s Sales and Marketing Director, Nigel Jones, reflects on the recent letter to dentists in England outlining the new NHS targets and considers the implications. ‘Probably the first thing to mention about the…

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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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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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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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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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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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Are you ready to leave the NHS?

It’s been a hugely challenging time for all of us, but with the future landscape of the NHS looking changeable yet again, are you looking to take your practice in a different direction and convert…

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NHS dentistry – your questions answered…

Practice Plan’s Nigel Jones and the British Dental Association’s (BDA) Eddie Crouch delved into a range of topics within the NHS dental landscape in a recent webinar.   Throughout the webinar, many dentists submitted questions…

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How the 60% UDA targets will impact the profession

Practice Plan’s Sales and Marketing Director, Nigel Jones, discusses the dental landscape with Eddie Crouch, Chair of the BDA’s PEC. Many dentists were left struggling to deliver 45% of their UDA contract in the first…

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Can and should NHS dentistry return to normal?

Practice Plan’s Sales and Marketing Director, Nigel Jones, explores whether NHS dentistry will return to the way it was before the pandemic – and questions if anyone wants it to…   It’s hard to think…

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Four big things to consider when making a move to private dentistry

Practice Plan’s Zoe Close shares her thoughts on what you need to consider when making a move to private dentistry… The experience of living and working through the pandemic has led many to take a…

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Why 2021 will be the year we go private

In 2013, Luisa Dalla Riva, Practice Manager, and Andy Berwick, Principal Dentist, became the owners of Market Place Dentistry in Thirsk. The practice has been offering both NHS and private treatment, but the couple have…

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Reopening after lockdown with a new business model

Donna Hall talks to Craig Walsh about why he decided to move away from the NHS and go membership-only after the practice reopened following lockdown… Donna: Why did you decide to move from being a…

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Discussing the effect of COVID-19 on NHS dentistry with John Renshaw

Nigel Jones talks to dentist John Renshaw, a high-profile figure in the dental profession with a forty-year interest in dental affairs and a broad knowledge of the NHS. With John’s unique insights into the NHS…

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Will COVID-19 break the contract reform logjam?

Martin Woodrow, Chief Executive of the BDA, talks to Nigel Jones, Sales and Marketing Director at Practice Plan, about how COVID-19 may impact the timescale and nature of contract reform, the new contractual arrangements from…

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Nishma Sharma: As dentists, we need to do the right thing

Nigel Jones talks to Nishma Sharma, a practising dentist and clinical advisor for NHS England and the Office of the Chief Dental Officer, about communication between governing bodies and dentists, the management of associates during…

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Five financial planning tips for young dentists

Magdelena Harding, Financial Advisor for Wesleyan, shares the common areas that are stopping the UK’s young dentists achieving financial security… During the uncertain times we face as a dental community, actively and effectively planning is…

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