Bodcast by Practice Plan
The importance of having healthy conversations

The importance of having healthy conversations

June 16, 2021

Lynne Clarke, Regional Support Manager at Practice Plan is joined with Naheem Ahmed, Inclusion and Diversity Manager at Wesleyan to talk about the role of a mental health first aider and the importance of having healthy conversations.

What you'll hear:

  • What is a mental health first aider
  • Naheems experience in this role
  • Myths around mental health
  • The importance of having healthy conversations

Who should listen:

  • All dental professionals
Preventing musculoskeletal strain and injury in clinical dentistry

Preventing musculoskeletal strain and injury in clinical dentistry

June 9, 2021

Osteopath, Samantha Leopold, shares her expert advice for preventing musculoskeletal issues whilst practicing clinical dentistry.

What you'll hear:

  • How musculoskeletal issues are caused
  • Importance of good nutrition, sleep and stress management
  • Practical exercises to open up the shoulders, increase mobility in the spine, strengthen muscles in the back and shoulders and stretch and open the hip flexors.

Who should listen:

  • Dentists
  • Hygienists
  • Therapists
Patient records, consent and data protection

Patient records, consent and data protection

June 2, 2021

Pat Langley, CEO of Apolline, shares her top tips when it comes to keeping excellent patient records and information.

What you’ll hear:

  • What information you need to have on record
  • The importance of keeping data
  • What do excellent patient records look like
  • Changes to patient records during covid-19
  • GDPR and data protection

Who should listen:

  • All dental professionals
Why I love being a dental nurse

Why I love being a dental nurse

May 26, 2021

Deborah Bell, Regional Support Manager at Practice Plan, catches up with Robyn Lowrie, dental nurse at Star Dental Care about her role in practice and how her career has progressed since she started.

What you'll hear:

  • How Robyn got into the role
  • What a typical day looks like
  • Different qualifications and courses available
  • Advice for other dental nurses looking to progress in their careers

Who should listen:

  • Dental nurses
Inductions for new team members

Inductions for new team members

May 19, 2021

Zoe Close, Head of Sales at Practice Plan joins us in this latest bodcast to discuss the importance of creating an induction programme for new team members.

What you'll hear:

  • The importance of inductions
  • Key things to include
  • Sense checking and setting expectations
  • Where to look for resources to create a programme

Who should listen:

  • Practice owners and managers
The science of creating positive habits that stick

The science of creating positive habits that stick

May 11, 2021

Dr Mahrukh Khwaja, CEO of Mind Ninja, joins us for part two in this latest wellbeing matters bodcast, to discuss the science behind creating positive habits that stick.

What you'll hear:

  • Common myths around creating habits
  • How long it takes to create a habit
  • Top tips to create habits that stick

Who should listen:

  • All dental professionals

About:

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 Ninjamission 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'.

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

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