Watch back this live webinar recording from 07/04/2022 where our panel of experts discuss the most up-to-date information available to NHS England contract holders and the implications for the dental industry across the UK.

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Webinar information:

Watch Nigel Jones and panellists Eddie Crouch, Simon Thackeray and Chris Groombridge for this NHS-themed webinar.

Back in January, Healthwatch reported NHS dentistry as being one of the biggest public concerns and urged the Government to take action to address issues with access to NHS dental care. Whilst crucial updates for NHS dentistry are expected soon, there are still big question marks around NHS England’s ability to find a ‘transformative’ solution given the struggles with the contract reform programme over the last decade.

Nigel and the panellists discuss the most up-to-date information available to NHS contract holders and consider the implications for dentistry across the UK, focusing on key areas such as:

  • UDA targets
  • Abatement
  • Clawback
  • Workforce issues
  • Signals of change
  • Quick wins vs. longer term changes.

*Please note that this webinar was recorded live on Thursday 7th April 2022.

Your host & panellists:

Your host: 

Nigel Jones is the Sales and Marketing Director at Practice Plan and has been working in the dental sector for over 30 years. He has a special interest in the development and future of NHS dentistry in the UK.

His knowledge and passion for dentistry has led him to become a trusted voice, offering invaluable advice on how to strategically and successfully run a practice and be named in the Dentistry Top 50 of influential people within the profession.

Your panellists:

Eddie Crouch has been Chair of the BDA Principal Executive Committee since September 2020. Before that, he served as deputy chair between 2014 and 2020 and past Chair of Central Counties Branch of the British Dental Association.

He works in two practices in Birmingham and is Vice Chair of the Birmingham Local Dental Committee.


Chris Groombridge is joint Managing Director of 543 Dental Centre and Chair of the charity Teeth Team.

He’s Secretary of the Hull and East Yorkshire Local Dental Committee, a Member of the Local Dental Network (LDN) for North Yorkshire and Humber and a Director of the Associated Dental Groups.


Simon Thackeray is the Practice Principal and Clinical Director of Thackeray Dental Care. He’s been a GDP since qualifying in 1991, initially in the NHS and since 2005 in private practice. Simon sits on the Executive Committee of the British Association of Private Dentistry (BAPD) and the General Dental Practitioners Committee of the British Dental Association (GDPC), as well as Local Dental Committees.

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