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CQC, HTM01-05 & The Tick Box Culture

I wonder how many hoops  a dental practice has to jump through today? I’m sure if you started to think about it you could name quite a few,  CQC, HTM01 – 05, GDC, CPD and so the compliance list goes on. There are constant discussions about these issues on social media and dental forums and… More »

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10 Essential Qualities for Leadership in Healthcare

Dame Ruth Carnall today wrote an excellent article in The Guardian talking about essential leadership qualities for the NHS. Using her article as a base I’d  like to expand upon it using her experience and ideas to talk about our own beloved industry of dentistry. I am drawing my own conclusions after having spent 25 years… 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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