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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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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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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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Dental contract reform- how will your practice be affected?

In the most recent update to the contract reform process, there have been proposals to extend the regulations that allow prototyping to continue for another two years. The regulations had been due to run out…

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Do you feel the GDC understands the impact of its processes on dentists?

90% of NHS dentists and 94% of predominantly and totally private dentists don’t feel confident that the GDC understands the impact of its processes and procedures on the profession. Neither are the majority of both…

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Eddie Crouch- The latest update on NHS Dental Contract Reform

Eddie Crouch shares the latest news on contract reform, including plans from the Government to extend the prototype regulations beyond March 2020, rising clawback and the increasing focus on flexible commissioning… Recently the BDA has…

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Are single handed practices an endangered species?

After a survey reveals almost 90% of dentists don’t want to become practice owners, Nigel Jones explores what this means for the wider profession.

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Contract reform: a change for the better?

Nigel Jones and a panel of professionals discuss the state of NHS dentistry and the impact contract reform may have…

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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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Your dentistry questions answered: dentists’ ability to take control of the future

At a recent major dental exhibition, we gathered a panel of well-known dentists to answer the biggest questions in dentistry today. As the host of the panel, I had some pre-prepared questions, however the audience…

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