Posts by simon.gallier

Regulation and regulators

It is almost beyond time to fight back. So many of us have been negatively impacted by the modern-day regulator, where common sense has been replaced by a strait-jacket of regulation. These regulations are thought up mainly by people who are not actually impacted by the regulations they introduce and enforce, and therefore tend to… More »

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From where do YOU get YOUR ethics?  We dentists come from many different generations and backgrounds, so when we talk about ethics what do we mean and who are our role models? Do your ethics derive from family, friends, dental school, TV programmes, social media, etc.?  We constantly talk about working in an ethical way,… More »

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iCare, iBelieve, iThrive

You may ask, what is iCare, iBelieve, iThrive? It’s a way of life for all dental professionals to follow in order to achieve whatever it is that you want to accomplish.  I have often said that dentistry is a unique business. We are in the amazing position of being able to build trust, respect, empathy… More »

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The solution to the problem that is NHS Dentistry.

I have been a dentist for over 30 years, and fairly recently I’ve developed Future Health Partnership (FHP). It is a not-for-profit healthcare organisation with the ultimate aim of allowing each practice to become part of a group and be held for the benefit of all staff. You may well ask why I felt the… More »

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Has the world gone mad or just woken up?

At the moment, there seems to be a never-ending crisis in healthcare whether it is medicine, CQC or dentistry. In dentistry there is the continuing crisis that is NHS dentistry. A singular failure over the years to acknowledge the funding gap between what the Department of Health/Government of the day want to deliver to the… More »

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Do Yo Want To Be Happier and Healthier?

New research just published by the Employee Ownership Association and sponsored by John Lewis Partnership shows that staff working in employee owned companies are happier, and more secure than workers without a stake in their company. “Fit for Work? Health and Wellbeing in Employee Owned Business” provides independent evidence on the impact of employee ownership on… More »

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Time for change in dentistry or do we keep the same old, same old…..

Yesterday George Osborne announced the new governor of the Bank of England. The current governor of the Bank of Canada, Mark Carney, appears to be an inspirational choice and certainly not what the bookies had expected especially after Carney had appeared to turn down the job at the very outset. So, what about dentistry? Are… More »

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Time for a reality check?

I sometimes feel that we as a profession are losing track of what the main aim is. The majority of our work should aimed at keeping existing patients healthy mainly be regular monitoring and advice. Clearly we all see the occasional new patient where are aims should be to assess, advise and support them towards… More »

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Wages down, paperwork up for NHS dentists

Average pay for practice owners with an NHS contract fell by £10,900 in 2010-11 while their hours spent on paperwork increased, new figures show. The deterioration in terms and conditions is detailed in two reports published today by the Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC). Dental Earnings and Expenses, England and Wales, 2010-11 shows taxable income (gross… More »

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New Website Launched.

We are proud to announce the launch of our new website, with updated information on the Future Health Partnership  and what it stands for. Future Health Partnership are introducing into the UK, a new concept in dental business – one of employee ownership, where each team member becomes a partner and enjoys an equal vote within… More »

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