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Why you need a plan

Gary Nelson on why every practice needs a plan for the coming year… I can think of many reasons you might not want to take the time to write down your business plan for the…

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Top Tips to boost your plan in practice

Sales Support Manager Michelle Hardy looks at five ways to boost your patient plan… Share your vision One way to help grow the plan is to share your vision for where you want to take…

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A brighter spring…

Spring is here and many of us are happy to see the longer days that come with it. Looking back, February was, for many, the most challenging month of the year yet, and in that…

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Tips on how to become a good leader

Johanna Hooper is a performance coach specialising in leadership, who has spent time working in senior positions within the armed forces. She has helped hundreds of people with leadership techniques and given people advice on…

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How benchmarking can help you improve your practice…

Donna Hall brings you top tips from Dental Accountant Alan Suggett on how benchmarking can help you improve your practice… What does benchmarking mean to you and what can you do about it? How will…

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Brent geese – what can we learn as humans?

Now you might be thinking I have finally lost my marbles (that happened years ago in case you are in any doubt), but if you have ever watched brent geese migrating, it is an extremely…

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Furlough scheme changes you need to be aware of

The Government’s furlough scheme has slightly changed following the third lockdown. Currently, it is due to expire at the end of April, but discussions are ongoing in Westminster about another extension. HR and Employment Solicitor…

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Talking to patients about your price rise

In an earlier blog, I talked about the need to constantly review your treatment prices and why now is a good time to increase your prices. Now, I want to look at how, if you…

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Why now is the right time to raise your treatment prices

This is an important subject, so I’m going to address it via two blogs. The first of which is looking at why now is the right time to raise your treatment prices, and the second…

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Prescribing your patient plan

Jayne Gibson talks about the benefits of ‘prescribing’ your membership plan to patients and shares how one practice manages this approach… With many practices seeking to introduce a membership plan or increase the number of…

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We built up our plan membership by prescribing it as a maintenance and preventative measure

Lynne Clark talks to Amy Barnes, Business Director of The Lytham Dental Clinic, about why and how they’ve started prescribing the plan membership in a similar way they would a treatment plan and the benefits…

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Your dentistry questions answered: mental health

Practice Plan’s Zoe Close looks for answers to the questions you’re asking… How can I manage my anxiety at work? Surveys conducted by Practice Plan, the BDA and Dental Protection over the last few years…

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Keep your team happy by keeping them in the know

Communicating well with your team may have been a little trickier this year. Firstly, there’s the physical challenge of gathering everyone together in one place when members of the team may well be furloughed, on…

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A kick-start guide to professional growth for private associates

Gary Nelson shares his advice and experience on how independent associates can enhance and grow their career in the new year… Developing yourself as a clinician is necessary to build a career that is as…

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Three simple strategies to communicate the health benefits of your plan

Janet Mason shares her thoughts on which strategies are most effective when it comes to successfully communicating your plan membership to prospective patients… Lockdown for many practices has highlighted how beneficial a well performing plan…

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A simple mental exercise to trigger a positive state of mind

If someone told you that in just three simple steps, you could transform your problems into opportunities, would you? With this easy-to-follow technique from Barry Oulton, Lynn Leach explains how… ‘COVID fatigue’ is a term…

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Two little words and the power of gratitude

Gary Nelson shares how showing appreciation for your team during tough times helps create a positive work environment… A new term that’s becoming commonplace during the pandemic is ‘COVID fatigue’. Your team members are becoming…

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How to re-set and achieve your practice’s goals

Tina Wixon explores the need to re-set your goals and the steps you can take to make sure you achieve them… Alongside all the operational changes practices have had to make in the wake of…

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