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Chas Lister’s views on the results of the Third NHS Confidence Monitor

The latest NHS Confidence Monitor is a stark portrayal of the Government-funded end of the profession. Sadly, it confirms the opinions expressed widely and informally. Sadly, it is not a surprise.

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Which Way? An insight into the direction of travel for NHS dentistry

In issue 13 of The Business of Dentistry Magazine, an exclusive interview with the Chair of the BDA, Mick Armstrong, divulged his views on the future of the BDA as well as dentistry in the…

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David Bretton’s views on the results of the Third NHS Confidence Monitor

Career prospects The first thing that I noticed about the results was that as I expected, a large proportion of those asked (84%) are not feeling confident of their career prospects within NHS dentistry for…

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Jane LeLean’s views on the results of the Third NHS Confidence Monitor

Do you think that the results of the latest NHS Confidence Monitor survey are a true reflection of the mood amongst the profession? In your opinion, what are the key influencing factors to this? I…

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Claire Roberts’ views on the results of the Third NHS Confidence Monitor

The latest results are another damning indication of the low levels of morale for those working within the dental profession. Practice managers are a little more optimistic, but this will include some who do not…

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Alun Rees’ views on the results of the Third NHS Confidence Monitor

The recent NHS Confidence Monitor surveys reflect my own experiences about the condition of dentistry in the UK. Morale is poor across the board, especially in practices that are dependent upon the NHS for their…

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Richard Scarborough’s views on the results of the Third NHS Confidence Monitor

Unsurprisingly, the results of the latest NHS Confidence Monitor reiterate the findings of the earlier surveys.

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Simon Thackeray’s views on the results of the Third NHS Confidence Monitor

Following the release of the results of the third NHS Confidence Monitor survey, Simon Thackeray shares his views on what they reveal about moral within the profession and shares his views on the future of…

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The Dental Regulation Environment Versus Reality

In issue 13 of The Business of Dentistry Magazine, an exclusive interview with the Chair of the BDA, Mick Armstrong, divulged his views on the future of the BDA as well as dentistry in the…

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How Practice Plan Supported us in the Conversion from NHS to Private Dentistry

The decision for us to convert to private dentistry was made back in 2006, after the introduction of the latest NHS contract. We signed the contract as many did, but soon realised it was unworkable for…

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Where Does Dentistry Fit Within the NHS?

The whole NHS system is under great strain because the politicians promise it will provide for all clinical needs for all the population, regardless of where one is in the UK, free at source, regardless…

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How we Made the Move From NHS to Private Dentistry – a Case Study

Zoe Sharp is Practice Manager at Alexandra Dental Care. She explains how the confines of running an NHS contract led the practice to convert to private dentistry and how it benefited the team and patients.

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