Practice Management

How to manage a practice without a full team

Donna Hall shares Michael Bentley’s advice on how practice owners can bridge the gap left by the absence of other team leaders… Following the closure of dental practices with staff either furloughed or working from…

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How you can ensure you’re prepared for your CQC inspection

Practice Plan’s Amy Hansford looks for answers to the questions you’re asking. What issues are ‘hot’ with the CQC, and how can I prepare for them? Many practices tell us they struggle to keep abreast…

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An interview with your Dental Business Theatre host…Les Jones!

Practice Plan are back at the British Dental Conference and Dentistry Show and will once again be programming the Dental Business Theatre. This year’s theatre is themed ‘The BIG Questions’! Events and Marketing Coordinator Sophie…

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How you can protect yourself from the rising threat of litigation

Tina Wixon, Regional Support Manager at Practice Plan, talks to Tracey Jarrett, a practising dentist who holds a Master Dental Law and Ethics degree, about the rise of litigation and the importance of consent and…

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Making sure you are ready in the event of a CQC inspection

Clare Ison, Practice Manager at Beaufort Dental Health Centre, tells her CQC inspection tale about what to expect from an inspection and some words of advice to anyone preparing for one.

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How to ensure your practice policies and protocols are up to scratch

Keeping accurate and up-to-date policies and protocols is a key part of running a dental practice. What’s more, it’s an important factor when it comes to meeting the CQC’s fundamental standards. So, how can you…

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Getting to grips with CQC Essentials

With so much uncertainty clouding CQC and GDC regulations, we’re hosting a series of Regional Events with Apolline, to get your practice up to speed with the dos and don’ts of becoming, and remaining, compliant…

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How the CQC Changed the Way it Regulates and Inspects Dental Practices

On 1st April, the CQC moved from a requirement to demonstrate compliance with their essential standards of quality and safety, or the ‘Outcomes’ as they called them, to a requirement to demonstrate compliance with their…

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CQC Inspection – How it was for us the second time around!

Our first CQC inspection took place on 23rd April 2013. After much anticipation the ‘heart-sink’ moment arrived when our inspector walked through the door. He was a very pleasant chap with a background in care…

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