How badly must a regulator perform before someone intervenes, asks BDA

Please see below our response to the PSA’s annual report on healthcare regulators which was published on Friday. PR40.15 26 June 2015 How badly must a regulator perform before someone intervenes, asks BDA The British Dental Association (BDA) is concerned that the General Dental Council (GDC) has come bottom of the league in an assessmentContinue reading “How badly must a regulator perform before someone intervenes, asks BDA”

The Sound of Periodontitis – a great film produced by EFP.

One of the very few things that I miss about clinical practice is helping patients with gum problems to accept that they have a problem. Being the leader of the team in assisting patients to get themselves back to health and then ensuring that they maintained their health was so a source of great satisfaction.Continue reading “The Sound of Periodontitis – a great film produced by EFP.”

Demand and not profitability dominates dental practice values – says NASDA

Demand and not profitability dominates dental practice values says the most recent bulletin from UNW Dental Unit. The latest NASDAL quarterly goodwill survey, for the quarter ending 30th April 2015, indicates that prices achieved on the sale of some dental practices are more indicative of high demand than the profits that can be achieved. TheContinue reading “Demand and not profitability dominates dental practice values – says NASDA”

NHS Confidence Monitor – your voice is needed.

If you are an Dental Professional and you are working under the current NHS contract as either of those demeaning terms provider or performer please take a few minutes to complete the NHS Confidence Monitor. The first of these surveys was commissioned by Practice Plan at the end of 2014. The results can be seenContinue reading “NHS Confidence Monitor – your voice is needed.”

“Which” kicks (NHS) Dentists – so what’s new?…and what to do.

Following on from another Consumer’s Association report. Dentistry is an easy target for any journalist that wants to have a go at a profession. Let’s face it, from Marathon Man through The Little Shop of Horrors via Lemming of the BDA and Robert Lindsay’s misanthropic, cynical and assistant sacking GDP Ben, dentists tend not toContinue reading ““Which” kicks (NHS) Dentists – so what’s new?…and what to do.”

‘NHS dentists’ not offering NHS appointments – says Which Magazine

Following their report into Dental prices and the ensuing campaign Which magazine has done more research into availability of NHS dentistry. I feel it’s about time that everyone involved with NHS dentistry embraced (to use the buzzword) candour. A whole dose of honesty is needed all round, from government through the profession everyone must beContinue reading “‘NHS dentists’ not offering NHS appointments – says Which Magazine”