Dear Coach, can you help us zone our appointment book…
Coach Chris Barrow does the maths.
Can you give us an indication as to how many days/sessions per week of hygiene time is needed on a GDP working four days a week using hygiene-led appointments where possible please?
This will help us zone our appointment book.
It’s all in the maths:
1,000 adult patients needing two half-hour appointments a year with hygienist plus 15 minutes for the hygiene-led assessment:
= 0.75hours * twice a year * 1000 patients = 1500 hours hygiene per year.
If 80% take-up: 1,200 Hours Hygiene.
1200/6 hours hygiene production per day (allowing 1-1.5 hours a day for lost production) = 200 days Hygiene per year.
200 days divided by 46 weeks work per year = 4.4 days hygiene per week.