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Should I fill a gap in my team or not?

Practice Plan Area Manager, Suki Singh, talks about the recruitment problem and whether it’s better to fill a gap in your team or re-align your workload if the right member of staff is not available……

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Does confusion reign in the absence of a Plan?

Regional Sales Manager, Gary Nelson, explains how taking time to plan can help you regain some control in an uncertain world. The past two years have seen our personal and business lives often under the…

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Michael Bentley on falling in love with dentistry and why it is never too late to learn new skills

We caught up with Dental Consultant, Michael Bentley, to discuss his varied career path, how he came to fall in love with dentistry, and why it is never too late to learn new skills…  …

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Making changes to contracted hours

Employment and HR Lawyer, Sarah Buxton, lays out the correct process you need to follow when it comes to changing your teams contracted hours… There may come a time in your practice where, for one…

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Confidence and how you and your team can develop it

Head of Sales, Zoe Close, caught up with Executive Coach Rebecca Mander, to talk about confidence, where it comes from, how we build it and why it is never too late to develop it… ZC:…

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Displacement…

It is widely recognised that most dental practices will lose 5% of their patients in any given (normal) year. A multitude of reasons – financial, moving house, death, illness, change in circumstances, the list goes on.

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Recruiting the ideal team player

Business Coach, Chris Barrow, gives you a guide on what to look for when you’re trying to recruit the ideal team player…

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The three Cs

Regional Support Manager, Gary Nelson, looks back at 2021 and three things for practices to look at… And so… we find ourselves at the end of another year. Another year where life has tossed and…

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Three ways to boost your team’s morale

Josie Hutchings, Regional Support Manager at Practice Plan, looks at three ways you can help boost your team’s morale…   Over the last 18 months, the morale of teams in many businesses will have been…

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Top tips for staff induction programmes

Zoe Close looks at what you need to include in induction programmes to give your new staff the best chance of succeeding in their new role…   It can be quite daunting for a new…

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From Pizza Land to helping practices thrive and achieve their potential; Zoe Close on her varied career

Practice Plan’s Head of Sales, Zoe Close, talks about her varied 36-year career in dentistry and looks at some of the lessons she has learned along the way…. Dentistry is an industry that I have…

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What is systemic resilience and how can it help you and your employees?

Leadership coach Johanna Hooper looks at systemic resilience and how it can help you in practice…. ‘What is systemic resilience?’ I hear you saying. I know, it’s a bit of a mouthful isn’t it. Well,…

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Six ways to show your staff how much you appreciate them

Regional Support Manager Donna Hall brings you six ways to show your team how much you appreciate them…   The team you have around you are the life and soul of the practice, but it…

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How to upskill and get the best out of your dental nurses

Nicola Gresty, Practice Plan Area Manager, has been talking to Lisa Bainham, The Old Surgery Practice Manager and President of Association of Dental Administrators and Managers (ADAM), about why you should value your dental nurses…

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How to keep your team motivated

Practice Plan Regional Support Manager, Lou Bone, looks at what you can do to motivate you and your team following a tough 18 months…. It’s safe to say that practice staff really have had a…

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How to manage flexible working requests

Sarah Buxton, FTA Law Employment Solicitor, looks at flexible working requests and how best to deal with them… Sometimes a member of staff may have a change in circumstances that could revolve around, for example,…

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Five ways to combat musculoskeletal problems

Osteopath Sam Leopold talks about how dentists can overcome the common issue of musculoskeletal problems…   Back pain, poor posture and tension headaches are common workplace health issues suffered by dentists. As dentists, you spend…

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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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