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The latest updates to HR and employment law

The latest updates to HR and employment law

May 5, 2021

Sarah Buxton, Employment and HR specialist, joins us in this latest podcast to give an update on the recent changes to HR and employment law.

What you'll hear:

  • Updates to statutory payments
  • Bereavement leave
  • National living wage
  • Increase in dismissal claims compensation
  • Changes for employees who are shielding
  • Furlough scheme
  • Equality and diversity training

Who should listen:

  • All dental professionals
How a life changing diagnosis impacted my role in practice

How a life changing diagnosis impacted my role in practice

April 28, 2021

Ian Eslick, Regional Support Manager, talks to Dean Mooney, Principal Dentist at The Bay Dental practice about his decision to step away from clinical dentistry after being diagnosed with MND.

What you’ll hear:

  • Deans move from Ireland to Cornwall
  • His experience moving to a bigger practice premise
  • Being diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease
  • His decision to step away from clinical dentistry
  • Advice for others working in dentistry that have been impacted by a diagnosis

Who should listen:

  • All dental professionals
Be your own best friend

Be your own best friend

April 22, 2021

Andy Elwood, Mental health first aider and paramedic, joins us in this latest bodcast to share his advice to look after your wellbeing and be your own best friend.

What you'll hear:

  • The importance of taking a pause every day
  • Assessing your stress container
  • The 5 ways of wellbeing
  • The RAIN technique
  • Questions for unhelpful thinking habits

Who should listen:

  • All dental professionals

 

Top tips for dealing with overwhelm

Top tips for dealing with overwhelm

April 16, 2021

Caroline Suggett, Business growth consultant and coach, shares her top tips for dealing with overwhelm and incorporating mindfulness into your day

What you'll hear:

  • What is mindfulness
  • Techniques to be mindful
  • A short exercise to practice mindfulness

Who should listen:

  • All dental professionals

For more information on Carolines consultancy visit https://www.rom-consultancy.co.uk/ 

Email caroline@rom-consultancy.co.uk or call 07712 536718

Increasing the value of your practice with a membership plan

Increasing the value of your practice with a membership plan

April 14, 2021

Chris Strevens, Director at Frank Taylor and associates joins us in this latest bodcast to discuss the added value of having a membership plan in place.

What you’ll hear:

  • What the current market value looks like
  • How covid-19 has effected the market
  • The benefits of having a membership in place
  • Tips to maximise profit in the practice

Who should listen:

  • Dental practice owners
  • Associate dentists
Mind Ninja: Mental fitness for greater wellbeing

Mind Ninja: Mental fitness for greater wellbeing

April 7, 2021

Join Dr Mahrukh Khwaja, CEO and founder of Mind Ninja as she disseminates the latest evidenced based practices that can boost mental wellbeing, happiness, optimism and quality of life.

What you’ll hear:

  • Who Mind Ninja are and how it started

  • The importance of looking after our mental wellbeing

  • Practical things you can do to incorporate mindfulness into your day at work and at home

Who should listen:

  • All dental professionals

 

About Mind Ninja:

Mahrukh Khwaja is a dentist, Positive Psychologist Practitioner and founder of Mind Ninja; a well-being start-up providing dental professionals preventative services, from workshops to coaching, to help enhance their resilience, using evidence-based tools of Psychology, mindfulness and neuroscience. The Mind Ninja mission is to help teams, associates and students feel happier, healthier and thrive through optimising their mental fitness. Mahrukh led the psychological resilience pilot programme for King's College University dental students in the summer of 2020. Mahrukh has written the Level 7 Well-being programme for Acteon and the mental health chapter for Shaz Memon's 'Instagram for Dentists' and 'Instagram for Business'

 

Links that correspond to the podcast: 

  1. Free character strengths profiler: Viacharacter.org
  2. Free values test: https://www.valuescentre.com/tools-assessments/pva/
  3. Happiness during the pandemic, Seligman on Action for Happiness: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Po8ZP8FU7Pc
  4. Theory of well-being, Seligman https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e0LbwEVnfJA
  5.  Self-compassion, Kristin Neff Ted talk: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IvtZBUSplr4

 

How having Invisalign has improved my confidence and changed my life

How having Invisalign has improved my confidence and changed my life

April 6, 2021

Shelley Clegg, Business Development Manager at Medenta talks to Tanya Rai, a patient who has recently had Invisalign treatment to discuss the patient journey she experienced and the difference having Invisalign has made to her confidence.

What you’ll hear today:
  • Why Tanya chose Invisalign over other treatments
  • The things she looked for when choosing a dentist
  • How Tanya found the patient journey
  • The impact the treatment has made to her life
Who should listen:
  • All dental professionals
A new normal for NHS dentistry?

A new normal for NHS dentistry?

March 31, 2021

Nigel Jones, Sales and Marketing Director at Practice Plan Group joins us in this latest bodcast to share his thoughts on the current dental landscape and what the future of NHS dentistry might look like.

 

What you’ll hear:

  • What the current landscape looks like
  • Predictions for the future of NHS dentistry
  • Recruitment and other issues within the profession

Who should listen:

  • All dental professionals
The dental landscape in Scotland

The dental landscape in Scotland

March 25, 2021

Louise Bone, Business Development Consultant at Practice Plan Group joins us in this latest BoDcast to give an overview on the dental landscape in Scotland and recent changes announced in The Future of General Dental Services in Scotland summit.

What you’ll hear:

  • What the dental landscape in Scotland currently looks like
  • Overview of the changes announced in the summit
  • The main reasons dentists are wanting to convert from NHS practice.

Who should listen:

  • All dental professionals

*Recorded Monday 22nd March

NHS pension discrimination case

NHS pension discrimination case

March 17, 2021

At the start of February 2021, the government published its response to the NHS pension discrimination case. Michael Copeland, Senior Area Manager at Wesleyan Financial Services, joins us in this latest BoDcast to share insight into the outcome of the case and what it means for dentists' pensions.

 

What you’ll hear:

  • What the NHS pension discrimination case is
  • What the impact will be for dentists
  • Advice on action to take to ensure you aren't left at a financial disadvantage

Who should listen:

  • All NHS dental professionals
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