I do wish I had said that #5

From Steven Pressfield Online. Art and Manipulation By SHAWN COYNE | Published: AUGUST 24, 2012 David Carr’s piece this past Monday about The New Yorker’s Jonah Lehrer and Time’s Fareed Zakaria, reminded me of one of my favorite movies, 1987’s Broadcast News. In the piece, Carr calls out these two writers for their recent meaContinue reading “I do wish I had said that #5”

“Jump” said industry. “How high?” asks the department.

As I understand it independent means, “free from control in action, judgement, etc.; autonomous”. The role of independent advisers, in this case academics, (funny how that word can seem derogatory) is surely to provide balance to those with an agenda (declared or otherwise) so that decisions can not only be taken but also seen toContinue reading ““Jump” said industry. “How high?” asks the department.”

Gordon Christensen returns to Gloucestershire

Gloucestershire Independent Dentists Dr Gordon Christensen – New Aspects of Dentistry Saturday 13th October 2012 (Registration 9.00am), Gold Cup Suite, Cheltenham Racecourse This fast moving course includes the areas of dentistry with the most activity and change in any given year. It is easily understood and has numerous summaries that help attendees to interpret theContinue reading “Gordon Christensen returns to Gloucestershire”

Report reveals deep decay to dentists’ pay, says BDA

22 August, 2012 Report reveals deep decay to dentists’ pay, says BDA Dentists in England and Wales are earning significantly less and paying more in essential costs and expenses than three years ago, according to new figures published by the NHS Information Centre today. The British Dental Association (BDA) says the report, Dental Earnings andContinue reading “Report reveals deep decay to dentists’ pay, says BDA”

Poll reveals dental patients just want to talk

From Dentistry Poll reveals dental patients just want to talk 15th Aug 2012 New research from the British Dental Trade Association (BDTA) reveals a significant proportion of patients (20%) are ‘warm’ to a variety of elective treatments although currently awareness of available treatments is quite low. The BDTA commissioned Bray Leino, one of the UK’sContinue reading “Poll reveals dental patients just want to talk”

The Weekend Read – Platform by Michael Hyatt

We’re approaching the end of the blog in its present format – content will hopefully grow in frequency and value but the appearance is due for an overhaul. Michael Hyatt was the CEO of Thomas Nelson Publishers for eight years and is now their chairman. He now describes himself as a professional blogger, author andContinue reading “The Weekend Read – Platform by Michael Hyatt”

NHS Constitution to be modified to allow drug companies patient records access

From Pulse PM: NHS Constitution to be modified to allow drug companies patient records access By Gemma Collins | 07 Aug 2012 Prime Minister David Cameron has announced the NHS Constitution is set to be changed to allow pharmaceutical companies access to anonymised GP records ‘on a scale never seen before’. The constitution currently guaranteesContinue reading “NHS Constitution to be modified to allow drug companies patient records access”