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A Wonderful Offer for You! - February 21, 2017

  Ultimate Dental Marketing Club is pleased to give you an entire:  “Two-Week Trial of Their Social Media Marketing Silver Membership” (£398.5…

CQC Compliance - A Team Approach - January 21, 2017

CQC Compliance – A Team Responsibility Day after day in practice, I hear team members saying ‘The CQC inspector will not want to speak to me, I’m only a re…

Why are Dental Practices Failing the Well-led KLOE? - January 16, 2017

Why are Dental Practices Failing the Well-led KLOE? Further to my blog dated 31st October 2016, ‘Is the CQC Genuinely Assessing Leadership Within the Well-led KLOE?&rs…

NEW SEMINAR! Is Your Practice Sleepwalking into CQC Failure? - November 14, 2016

IS YOUR PRACTICE SLEEPWALKING INTO CQC FAILURE? Due to the success of our 'Is Your Practice Well-led?' seminar launch in Sheffield in July, we are now bringing it to…

Is the CQC Genuinely Assessing Leadership With the Well-led KLOE? - October 31, 2016

Is the CQC Genuinely Assessing Leadership Within the Well-led KLOE? I visit many dental practices in my role as a practice management and compliance consultant. Some have pa…

Big thanks to our new sponsors, DPAS! - October 10, 2016

Big thanks to our new sponsors, DPAS, for supporting our IS YOUR PRACTICE SLEEPWALKING INTO CQC FAILURE? Course Due to the success of our 'Is Your Practice Well-led…

A Fantastic Review! - September 29, 2016

A Fantastic Review for our 'Is Your Practice Sleepwalking into CQC Failure?' Course http://pmp-consulting.co.uk/news/40/NEW-SEMINAR-Is-Your-Practice-Sleepwalking-int…

Mouth to Mouth Education - June 16, 2016

Mouth to Mouth Education Image courtesy of Nenetus via freedigitalphotos Whoever you are, I agree with you. Indeed, I strongly agree. You wrote anonymously to The Guardian ab…

Could The Magic Dentist help? - June 13, 2016

Children's Oral Health - Could 'The Magic Dentist' Help?   The so-called sugar tax announced by The Chancellor in the Budget has been billed as an attemp…

‘I take a positive attitude toward myself’ - True or False - May 3, 2016

Be second only to yourself  Image courtesy of Stuart Miles via Freedigitalphotos.net You don’t have to be a celebrity marooned in the jungle to have your self con…

How to Jump the CQC’s Well-led Hurdle - April 30, 2016

How to Jump the CQC’s Well-led Hurdle Image courtesy of Stuart Miles via Freedigitalphotos.net Do you remember being told you’re for the high jump in response to …

I’m a practice manager, I should be on a register. - April 16, 2016

I’m a practice manager, I should be on a register Were you around during the BC epoch? That’s BC as in Before Compliance. Things were simple then. A dentist fill…

NEW SEMINAR! Is Your Practice Well-led? Executive Practice Management Workshop - April 13, 2016

NEW SEMINAR!!! Is Your Practice Well-led? Don't be a Lemming and Lead your Team into Failure! Supported by DPAS and Isopharm            …

Whoever Makes the Most Mistakes Wins - Is it a Paradox? - March 31, 2016

Whoever Makes the Most Mistakes Wins - Is it a Paradox? Image courtesy of digitalart via Freedigitalphotos.net   If at first you always succeed, don’t both…

What the BFI-10? - March 29, 2016

What the BFI-10? Image courtesy of David Castillo Dominici via Freedigitalphotos.net For this blog I’m going to stumble cautiously into the dense forest of psychology. …

Soft Skills - Essential for Business Growth - March 7, 2016

Soft Skills - Essential for Business Growth Image courtesy of ddpavumba via freedigitalphotos.net I have made many mistakes during my time as a practice manager. Looking back…

Are You Proud of Yourself? Well, You Should Be! - February 25, 2016

  Are You Proud of Yourself? Well, You Should Be! Image Courtesy of Graur Razvan Ionut via freedigitalphotos.net Embrace the Change Don’t be a donkey –…

Patient Communication - February 10, 2016

Patient communication Image coutesy of Stockimages via Freedigitalphotos.net Does this title mean communication with patients or communication with patience? Maybe both. Yes,…

Are you a stressor or a stressee? - February 1, 2016

Photo courtesy of Stuart Miles via freedigitalphotos.net Me, STRESSED? No!   What a day! Road rage, a flat mobile phone, a parent/teachers’ meeting tonight and …

The Vision Thing - January 30, 2016

Image courtesy of Stuart Miles at FreeDigitalPhotos.net ‘Oh, the vision thing’. This is a quote from US President, George Bush. It was an exasperated response to …

Me? An Executive? - January 13, 2016

NEW! Image courtesy of Stockimages  Accountable? Yesterday you couldn’t spell 'executive', now you are one! Excuse my manipulation of the old joke: &…

On-line Self-diagnosis of Oral Cancer - The Path of Least Resistance? - November 27, 2015

On-Line Self-diagnosis of Oral Cancer - The Path of Least Resistance?  Image courtesy of Stuart Miles from Freedigitalphotos.net  I have just been reading a ne…

HPV Vaccinations for Boys Delayed - A Timely Mistake? - October 21, 2015

Image courtesy of Dream Designs from Freedigitalphotos.net HPV Vaccinations for Boys Delayed - A Timely Mistake? In September 2015, I read in HPV Action's news that …

Managing Change - Leadership V. Management - September 21, 2015

Managing Change - Leadership V. Management I have just been reading Bob Hughes' article in BDJ in Practice, September 2015, entitled Balance Management Skills with Lead…

A Life-Saver - Self-Screening for Oral Cancer - September 16, 2015

Detecting the hidden killer You may well have seen Dr Dawn Harper of Embarrassing Bodies fame launching the Mouth Cancer Foundation's new, life-saving initiative on Sky News…

Consent - Do We Have to Mind-Read Now? - July 28, 2015

I have recently been reading an article in the BDJ written by L D'Cruz and H Kaney entitled 'Consent - a new era begins'. For those of you who do not subscrib…

Mouth Cancer - Is Your Dental Practice Doing its Bit? Summary and Take-Home Message. - July 20, 2015

Thank you for following my 'Mouth Cancer – Is Your Dental Practice Doing its Bit?' series. Here is the summary and take-home message for those who would like all the …

Mouth Cancer - Is Your Dental Practice Doing its Bit? Tip 12 - July 7, 2015

Tip 12 - Use PR to Promote Your Oral Cancer Event When running a free screening day or oral cancer open day, be sure to let the media about it! Local newspapers, radio statio…

Mouth Cancer - Is Your Dental Practice Doing its Bit? Tip 11 - July 6, 2015

Tip 11 - Offer Free Screening Days and Support National Campaigns  In these challenging days of derogatory 'Which?' reports and OFT statements, why not give so…

Mouth Cancer - Is Your Dental Practice Doing its Bit? Tip 10 - July 3, 2015

Tip 10 - Educate Your Patients About Oral Cancer and Self-screening  Dental professionals in general practice are perfectly positioned to educate their patients a…

Mouth Cancer - Is Your Dental Practice Doing its Bit? Tip 9 - July 2, 2015

Tip 9 - Train All Staff to Talk About the 'C' Word.  Do you talk to your patients about oral 'cancer'  when you are screening them for it? Do your rece…

Mouth Cancer - Is Your Dental Practice Doing its Bit? Tip 8 - July 1, 2015

Tip 8 - Follow NICE Guidance for the Referral of Head and Neck Cancer. Any patient presenting with symptoms that may be indicative of head, neck or thyroid cancer…

Mouth Cancer - Is Your Dental Practice Doing its Bit? Tip 7 - June 30, 2015

Tip 7 - Document oral cancer screenings systematically. Does your practice want to know if it making a difference by screening thoroughly for oral cancer? Well, the on…

Mouth Cancer - Is Your Dental Practice Doing Their Bit? Tip 6 - June 29, 2015

Tip 6 - Establish a good rapport with your specialist department. Good communication between healthcare professionals is essential. This is particularly…

Mouth Cancer - Is Your Dental Practice Doing Their Bit? Tip 5 - June 26, 2015

Happy Friday, Everyone! Here is my tip for oral cancer management in your practice today. Have a great weekend! Tip 5 - Use a 50:50 Screening on Every Patient I spend much ti…

Mouth Cancer - Is Your Dental Practice Doing Their Bit? Tip 4 - June 25, 2015

Tip 4 - ‘Triage’ Patients on Reception Every patient should be triaged for oral cancer by the reception team when booking an appointment, particularly if they a…

Mouth Cancer - Is Your Dental Practice Doing Their Bit? Tip 3 - June 24, 2015

Here is today's oral cancer management tip:-  Tip 3 - Clarifying Each Team Member’s Role and Responsibilities   Every member of your dental team has …

Mouth Cancer - Is Your Dental Practice Doing Their Bit? Tip 2 - June 23, 2015

Here is today's tip for the early detection of oral cancer in your practice! Tip 2 - Train Your Team Every team member has a role to play in the early detection of oral c…

Mouth Cancer - Is Your Dental Practice Doing Their Bit? Tip 1 - June 22, 2015

Did you know that more than half of oral cancer cases have metastasised at the time of detection? That means that the 5 year survival rate is less than 50% for tongue and floor of …

Is Dentistry Riding the Economic Storm? - March 26, 2015

Challenges Ahead The dental profession is acutely aware of the challenges within the industry as we have lived with them since the downturn in NHS profits in 2007/8. These chall…

Children’s Oral Health in the News! - March 11, 2015

The first national survey examining the oral health of three year old children has revealed more than one in 10 have signs of visible tooth decay. The report, published by Publi…

Schools to help children brush - March 1, 2015

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has released new guidelines encouraging schools and nurseries to help children brush their teeth, particularly in disad…

60% increase in new cases of mouth cancer - February 26, 2015

In the past 12 years, the UK has seen a 60% increase in new cases of mouth cancer. It is a hugely significant statistic and it is vital that people are aware of the risks and are c…