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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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Rubik’s NHS Blog – No.5

In this final instalment of blogs highlighting the unintended consequences of efforts to improve the NHS dental contract in England, the Rubik’s Cube effect, I want to touch on the thorny subject of when and…

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Rubik’s NHS Blog– No.4

The subject of this latest blog continues the theme of solutions to problems with the English NHS dental contract having unintended consequences that create yet more problems. Hence the title of the blog!

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Rubik’s NHS Blog No.3

In previous blogs I’ve drawn a comparison between trying to design the next English NHS dental contract and solving a Rubik’s Cube – as fast as you get one part sorted, you realise that, in…

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Rubik’s NHS Blog No.2

In my most recent blog, I likened the challenge of embedding prevention in a redesigned English NHS contract to the challenge of completing a Rubik’s Cube – solving one issue unintentionally creates others. This analogy…

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Rubik’s NHS Blog No. 1

Whether you have memories from those early days or are one of the newer converts, anyone who has tried to tackle a Rubik’s Cube knows how frustrating it can be. Careful concentration can result in…

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Moving from NHS to Private Dentistry – A testimonial

Juliette Plimmer, Practice Manager at Bridge Dental & Implant Clinic, explains how she and her management team came to the decision to move from NHS to private practice.

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Is a move from NHS to private dentistry more viable than you think?

Making a move away from the NHS to a fully private practice is a proposition that many NHS contract holders find very attractive and yet, most choose to continue to accept the pressures they feel…

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Reasons to go private

Most dentists considering a move from the NHS to private dentistry do so because their current situation has become unworkable, so they are looking to move away from the financial and time pressures they face…

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