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Strengthening my business

Donna Hall speaks to principal dentist and Harborne Dental Practice owner Kirsty Robinson about the changes she is making to build a more resilient business this year… Donna: How did the last year give you…

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Vicarious liability and the impact on dental practice owners

Back in February, you may remember our blog on a case that rocked the boat on vicarious liability, its impact on the future of dentistry, and its effect on the practice owner and associate relationship.…

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The Dental Shipping Forecast

For many of you, April will have heralded the start of a new financial year. The start of another journey for your business, and yourself if you like. If this was a journey you were…

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Employment law – changes you need to be aware of

FTA Law Director and Employment Solicitor, Sarah Buxton, looks at recent changes to employment laws that practices need to be aware of, the latest regarding employees who are shielding, and the Government furlough scheme… Statutory…

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A TEN:TEN or maybe a Boosted TEN:TEN

Time has become an incredibly precious commodity since practices have reopened. It has been an arduous period where, for many business owners, appraisals, one to ones, job chats and staff assessments (or whatever you want…

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Gary Nelson shares his ‘Motiv 8 Plan’ on how to motivate yourself and your practice over eight weeks…

Motivation is the force that guides behaviours. We may be out of a total lockdown, however practices are still working under restrictions and rules, and it is likely some of you may need a little…

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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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