Tattoos and other things.

I sometimes get calls for advice from clients on what they can and can’t demand or forbid from staff, tattoos and piercings seem to be high on the list. In my case I had a dilemma about nurse who boasted about her multiple, hidden, piercings  which were her business as far as I was concerned.Continue reading “Tattoos and other things.”

The Weekend Read – Putting health at the heart of your practice by Sheila Scott

I was reading this book when the sad news of the death of Colin Hall Dexter reached me. Never could such an apt tribute have been written to Colin and his philosophy of practice. He was known as a champion of prevention, of private practice and of communication but if there is one phrase thatContinue reading “The Weekend Read – Putting health at the heart of your practice by Sheila Scott”

& the converse to yesterday’s blog – do you check your employer?

As a follow on from yesterday. From HBR. Reference-Check Your Future Boss What do you wish you had known about your manager before you started your current job? Work style? Personality? Approach to management? Ability (or inability) to empathize? Most advice around job searching and interviewing has become common knowledge: Research the company, ask questionsContinue reading “& the converse to yesterday’s blog – do you check your employer?”

Do you check social media on new employees?

From CIPD mini polls Social media for recruitment Do you check potential job candidates’ profiles on social media sites? Total votes: 451 23.06%:   Yes, as soon as we get the application 17.96%:    Yes, but only at the final stage 58.98%:   No, we never check social media sites What do you do?

Sharon Shannon at De Barra’s

De Barra’s is a great little pub / music venue in Clonakilty. It’s hardly a place that you would think was associated with Jimi Hendrix but De Barra’s was, for many years, the haunt of the one time bass guitarist with the Jimi Hendrix Experience the late Noel Redding who lived at Ardfield. It’s aContinue reading “Sharon Shannon at De Barra’s”

Private buyers and small groups gaining ground over large corporates in practice sales

From the most recent bulletin from Alan Suggett at UNW. Private buyers and small groups gaining ground over large corporates in practice sales The latest NASDAL goodwill survey reaffirms the ongoing appeal of an NHS contract, with NHS practices and mixed practices still commanding higher prices. In the quarter ending April 30th the average goodwillContinue reading “Private buyers and small groups gaining ground over large corporates in practice sales”

Colin Hall-Dexter, R.I.P.

Colin Hall-Dexter, whose death has just been announced at the age of 84, was one of the finest dentists and teachers I met in my career. Not for his clinical skills which were excellent, not for his qualifications which were BDS, LDSRCS the basic ones needed to practice dentistry and certainly not for seeking highContinue reading “Colin Hall-Dexter, R.I.P.”