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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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Is it time to talk about leaving the NHS?

It’s a big decision. Talking it through with someone, safe in the knowledge that it doesn’t obligate you to do anything, can help you feel confident that it’s the right move for you. Especially if…

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Top tips on how to recruit and retain staff in this tough market

Tina Wixon, Practice Plan Regional Support Manager,  caught up with Sarah Buxton, HR and employment law Solicitor,  to discuss how practices can overcome the current difficulties in recruiting and retaining staff… TW: Hi Sarah, we’re…

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From running practices to helping the homeless

Area manager Suki Singh has been speaking to Rachel Dilley, Practice and Business Development Manager at Town Hall Dental, about the charity foundation she helped set up and the work it is doing in the…

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Three top tips to improve your team’s wellbeing

Dr Mahrukh Khwaja spends her time practising as an NHS dentist as well as helping other professionals to improve their mental health and wellbeing. Practice Plan recently caught up with Mahrukh, who founded the wellbeing…

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Has the Covid lockdowns lifted your savings? Top tips for making your money work for you

Michael Copeland, senior area manager at Wesleyan Financial Services, explores how dentists can get the most out of their lockdown savings…. In the face of new infection control protocols and looming backlogs of patients that…

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The right words at the right time

Gary Nelson, Regional Support Manager, gives advice around how to answer difficult questions from frustrated patients…   I am seeing and hearing a lot of confused and frustrated patients on the NHS at the moment,…

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Ways to improve communication with your team

Zoe Close explores the different ways you can improve communication in your practice… Overcoming lack of face-to-face meetings Over the last year there will have been times when you wouldn’t have been able to have…

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Changes in the dental marketing world

Donna Hall speaks to Digimax Founder Shaz Memon about the change in dental marketing over the past year and offers from some tips for practices… Donna: What changes did you see in the way practices…

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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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The Covid-19 Chronicles: an associate’s view #8 – Hussein Hassanali

For the last 12 months, Hussein Hassanali has been blogging about life in the dental world during the pandemic. Throughout his series of blogs, he has described the challenges of working through Covid and, in…

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Recruitment and listening to the sound of the river

“Listen to the sound of the river if you want to catch fish.”   Now this is a phrase that has always resonated with me because of its simplicity, and I have recounted it many…

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How we’ve adapted to a year of change

No two days have been the same over the last year, with dental practices having to adapt quickly to change after change. As we start to see a light at the end of the lockdown…

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How the pandemic impacted the dental practice market

Practice Plan’s Nigel Jones caught up with Tom Coates, FTA Law’s Managing Director,  to discuss how the pandemic has impacted the dental practice market… NJ: Hi Tom, we’re going to go right back to March…

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Vicarious liability – your questions answered

Zoe Close, Practice Plan Head of Sales, and Sarah Buxton, an employment lawyer, explore your questions on vicarious liability and its impact on the profession… The topic of vicarious liability that has come out of…

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How to resolve associate contract disputes

Employment Solicitor Sarah Buxton looks at NHS associate contract disputes and the best way to overcome them… Why have there been associate disputes? At the start of the pandemic, when all practices had to shut…

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How to encourage mental resilience within your team

Louise Bone asks Johanna Hooper, a performance coach who specialises in leadership, three burning questions on how to support your team through tough times… LB: How can practice leaders support their team with the stress…

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