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​Northern Ireland BDA Good Practice member wins Investor in People Award

9 January 2018


Pictured left to right: Dr Leonard Maguire, Operations Director, Deborah Irwin, Deputy Managing Director, Dr Derek Maguire, Managing Director and Heidi Geddis, Operations Director


A locally-owned group of eight dental practices in Northern Ireland, DJ Maguire and Associates Ltd, has been ranked second in the Gold Employer of the year, by the national Investors in People Awards.

The Awards aim to celebrate the best people management practice amongst IIP accredited businesses across the UK.

Seven of DJ Maguire and Associates Ltd practices are BDA Good Practice Members, and they employ 140 staff, at its practices across Belfast, County Down, Craigavon, Larne and Limavady.

BDA Good Practice is a quality assurance programme that helps practices uphold the standards of professional and legal responsibilities. 

Practice Owner, Derek Maguire, and his team attended a ceremony in London at the end of November, to receive their award and celebrate their achievements.

Derek Maguire said: "I'm really proud of how hard my team has worked over the past year, they've strived for excellence in delivering the best care for patients possible. The BDA's Good Practice Scheme has really helped us, by providing a great framework to organise our work and ensure that we are conforming to the latest standards required by dental practices."

Sarah Davison, Head of BDA Good Practice said: "We are thrilled that DJ Maguire and Associates has been recognised with this national Award. They've worked hard to implement BDA Good Practice and this is well deserved."

"We now have 1,535 BDA Good Practice members, and 81% of those said they feel Good Practice membership has helped their practice improve efficiency, and over half say its helped improve communication between their team."

About BDA Good Practice

BDA Good Practice is a quality assurance programme that allows its members to communicate to patients an ongoing commitment to working to standards of good practice on professional and legal responsibilities.

The BDA Good Practice requirements can be used by all providers of outpatient dental care, including general dental practices (both private and NHS), specialist practices, salaried primary dental care services, armed forces clinics and outpatient departments.