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'Practice owner' Blog Posts

  • Choking the life out of dentistry: declining pay

    Henrik Overgaard Nielsen takes a look at the new figures from NHS Digital, showing that taxable income for high street NHS dentists continues to decline. The future for NHS dental patients is not looking very bright.

    Blog Date 20 September, 2017

  • Dentists at the bottom of the heap?

    Although dentists’ incomes in Scotland appear to be showing signs of an upturn, Robert Donald says this does not repair the damage done from nearly a decade of under-investment.

    Blog Date 20 September, 2017

  • Dentistry in Wales at crisis point?

    Katrina Clarke ponders the fact that three quarters of NHS dentists in Wales say they have considered leaving the profession, fed up of declining incomes and a lack of investment in the service.

    Blog Date 20 September, 2017

  • A 'bonkers' system: the contract in press and parliament

    Eddie Crouch tell us why he thinks the current system of commissoning is 'bonkers' and what we've been doing to highlight the issue in the press and to Parliament.

    Blog Date 13 September, 2017

  • Uplifts: ensuring everyone gets their fair share

    Henrik Overgaard Nielsen, Chair of the General Dental Practice Committee gives his Committee’s view on the news of an ‘uplift’ from Government for dentistry, and the thorny question of whether practice owners should consider giving associates a ‘fair share’.

    Blog Date 24 August, 2017

  • Patients are the ones who suffer when dentists try to 'make it work'

    A practice owner talks about the difficulties of balancing patients needs and demands, under the constraints of the current dental contract.

    Blog Date 9 August, 2016

  • The NHS Contract: the real rip off

    This weekend the failed NHS dental contract was back in the media spotlight, Mick Armstrong gives his opinion on the problem with targets in dentistry.

    Blog Date 8 August, 2016

  • Business suicide: At the cross-roads for NHS dentistry

    One practice owner tells us that he is close to walking away from dentistry due to the strains and stresses of working under the current dental contract.

    Blog Date 6 May, 2016

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