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The business of dentistry

We provide advice on all matters relating to setting up and running a practice, whether it be NHS or private. This includes NHS contract terms and variations, financial clawback and breach/remedial notices. We are on hand to advise on the requirements of the Dentists Act and NHS Act, including restrictions on the performance of dentistry, the carrying on of the business of dentistry and eligibility for NHS contracts.

Sarah Cook
Head of NHS and Business
NHS & Business Team 

 

Sarah is a solicitor, specialising in advice on NHS rules and regulations and dental contracts. She is an accredited mediator and enjoys negotiating complex disputes between dentists and NHS England. Sarah has been with the BDA for eight years. 

Isabella McLean
Pratice Management Consultant 

NHS & Business Team

 

Isabella is a Solicitor and accredited mediator working over 5 years for the BDA as a Practice Support Advisor specialising in NHS, business, employment/HR and contractual matters gaining a good understanding of the issues and pressures faced by dentists and practice owners. 

Paula Slinger
Pratice Management Consultant 
NHS & Business Team

 

Paula advises dentists on various NHS and business matters.  Prior to working at the BDA, she worked as a business advisor helping a variety of new start up businesses. She has first-hand experience of running a business. 

Trevor Homewood
Pratice Management Consultant 
NHS & Business Team

 

Trevor was senior policy officer and data protection officer at the Dental Practice Board (DPB) now BSADS for nearly 32 years. He was also acting CEO for the Dental Vocational Training Authority. Trevor joined the BDA in 2006 where he advises on NHS issues.