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IF practice costs continue to outpace NHS income…

Over 90% of dentists surveyed*, who spent the majority of their clinical time treating NHS patients, said that if practice costs continually outpaced NHS fee income, practice profits would be reduced. Nearly two thirds of these dentists cited the reduction as significant.
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IF working under the NHS means your morale is now notably low...

Key findings from the Dental Working Hours 2014/15 and 2015/16 Motivation Analysis report (Published 8 December 2016) show that the more time dentists spend on NHS/Health Service work, the lower their levels of motivation with half of all survey respondents saying they often think about leaving the profession
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IF every working day is spent chasing time-constraining NHS targets...

Over 70% of dentists with a largely, or purely, NHS patient base, cited fear of formal complains or litigation as a major cause of stress*.
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Simplyhealth Great Run Series

Well, something very strange and surreal has happened this month. Being the swimmer I am, I have always declared that I do not run. I love exercise and always have but, regardless of which sport I am involved in, I only run if it is necessary. Four years of county hockey and I would run around the pitch as much as was needed during a game but get me to warm up by running round the pitch and I would moan and grumble and always be the last one round.
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Strength in Teamwork

Over the last few weeks I began to feel I was morphing in to a well know film actor who got stuck living in an airport terminal. In my case it was Heathrow Terminal 5 and the definite low was getting changed in to another outfit in the facilities so that I was ready to go at my next destination. Coupled with this comes the comments from my team when they do see me of ‘hello stranger’ or ‘who are you?’!! Managing your own role and managing a team whilst constantly out and about can feel like a juggling act.
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The emotional side of dentistry

There are times when I am in so many places in a week that I start to lose touch with reality. Life becomes a blur of trains, planes and automobiles with some varying interfaces with people in between. Making sure I have the right thought process hat on for the varying interfaces can also become a challenge.
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Simplyhealth Professionals: new name, same Denplan dental plans

You’ll have most likely heard that on 16th February 2017 Denplan rebranded as Simplyhealth Professionals. What we want to highlight to you is that we are still providing the full range of Denplan dental payment plans, that you know and trust, under the Denplan product name.
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World Oral Health Day

This year, over 130 countries will be involved in promoting good oral health and hygiene for World Oral Health Day on 20 March. This is a great opportunity to encourage everyone to look after their oral health, minimise risk factors and maintain a good oral care routine at home. Simplyhealth Professionals will be supporting this campaign and encouraging our member dentists to also get involved and help patients understand that good oral health is more than simply having a great smile.
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NHS contract reform: what if?

Denplan recently brought together a panel of dental practitioners and key opinion leaders to give them the opportunity to voice their fears, concerns and hopes for the incoming NHS dental contract and discuss how to make it work for patients and practitioners.
Prepare for the festive season

Are you prepared for the festive season?

Temperatures are dropping, the nights are getting longer and decorations are already springing up on the high street – there's no doubt about it, Christmas is on its way.