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Dentistry – a profession that trusts no one?

Trust is a word that gets bandied around a lot in dentistry. Usually it’s in the context of creating a trusting relationship with your patients and building rapport. However, what’s not spoken about as often…

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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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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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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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Industry discussion – high anxiety among dentists

Suki Singh discusses dentists’ anxiety levels about complaints and litigation with Stephen Hudson and Tony Kilcoyne…

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A date for the new contract, but will anything change?

In April 2020, the reformed NHS dental contract will come into force, and many will be wondering whether the changes this will bring are the kind the profession so desperately needs, while others will question…

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Great expectations…

Nigel Jones speaks to young dentists about whether the reality of practising dentistry matched their expectations… As someone who has worked in dentistry for almost 30 years, I’ve seen the truly life-transforming impact that clinicians…

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Dentistry debated – is the NHS’ delicate balance about to be tipped?

Nigel Jones discusses some of dentistry’s big issues with a panel of big hitters from the profession… How do you balance professionalism with delivering the requirements of an NHS contract? In all the conversations I’ve…

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‘NHS dentistry is done, it’s just waiting for someone to turn off the life support’

That’s quite a bold statement, but judging from the results of the latest NHS Confidence Monitor survey* it could be one that many can understand – if not, concur with. It came from Stephen Hudson,…

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A new helpline for struggling dentists

One dentist is on a ‘personal mission’ to create a helpline to support his colleagues. Jeremy Cooper, who graduated in 1982 and is now based in Salford, wants to set up a 24-hour one-stop-shop phone…

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Kevin Lewis: taking more control of the future could lessen anxiety among profession

Nigel Jones interviews Kevin Lewis about the reasons for dentists’ anxiety around complaints and litigation, and whether there is cause for optimism that this may change… Anxiety about complaints and litigation is rife among the…

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Does the prototype feedback offer optimism for the future?

The latest results from the NHS Confidence Monitor survey revealed deep unhappiness among dentists in the NHS, and that the majority are considering leaving. Similarly, research carried out by the BDA found comparable results. In…

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NHS Insights Panel: Are new dentists ready for the ‘lion’s den’?

The results from the latest NHS Confidence Monitor survey revealed deep levels of unhappiness among NHS dentists and anxiety about complaints and litigation across both private and NHS sectors. Despite being anxious in this area,…

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Dental charity responds to stressed dentist statistics

The results from our latest NHS Confidence Monitor Survey of over 400 NHS and private dentists revealed that those working in the NHS are overly stressed and anxious. 89% said they were unhappy – including…

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Essential insights into the future of NHS dentistry – Part 2

During last year’s BDIA Showcase, Practice Plan organised a meeting of expert minds for two live events, firstly to facilitate discussion around the results of the fourth NHS Confidence Monitor and, secondly, to allow dental…

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Essential insights into the future of NHS dentistry

At the 2016 BDIA Showcase, Practice Plan was delighted to bring together a number of key opinion leaders for two live events, one to discuss the results of the fourth NHS Confidence Monitor and one…

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