Patient Plan Direct appoints new head of business development to strengthen operations

Angela Beale, head of business development at Practice Plan DirectPatient Plan Direct is announcing the appointment of Angela Beale as the new head of business development.

This marks the start of an exciting second decade for the company as the UK’s most cost-effective major dental plan provider.

Angela has a strong track record spanning 25 years within the dental payment plan industry.

She was most recently head of sales at Simplyhealth Professionals (Denplan).

Commenting on her new appointment at Patient Plan Direct, Angela said: ‘I have watched Patient Plan Direct’s growth over the last 10 years with great interest.

‘Their offering is so much more than just cost based and they have taken some real market share for their expertise and value, as well as the cost savings that their no-frills offering can deliver to practices.’

She added: ‘Starting at the outset of 2020 is also thrilling.

‘This marks the beginning of an exciting decade for the business.

‘We’ll show more practices what they can achieve as a member of the Patient Plan Direct family.’

Patient Plan Direct move

Angela continued: ‘I’m also passionate about helping dental practices of all sizes achieve their business aims.

‘Utilising a payment plan provides practices with the opportunity to offer patients the level of service and care they deserve in a well-funded, affordable way.

‘Patient Plan Direct is unique in supporting practices in such a way that they retain their independence.

‘I am excited to lead and support the business development team to allow the company to continue to innovate, ensuring we deliver a unique, bespoke solution to dental professionals.

‘Patient Plan Direct is a forward-thinking business investing in customer-focused solutions.’

Angela joins the business at a particularly exciting time.

Patient Plan Direct is showcasing its ‘principal only move’ from NHS to private care.

This offers practices unfulfilled by the NHS contract a way to dip their toe in the private market.

All without risking patient numbers or team happiness.

It is also easy to switch plan provider nowadays.

Since the Bulk Change process means that practices can transfer plan patients’ Direct Debits (DDs) automatically from one plan provider to another electronically.

All without the need for patients to sign new DD instructions.

This therefore gives practices the freedom to make the right choice for their practice.

It consequently offers the ability to switch simply and easily to a new provider, without any patient disruption.

Patient Plan Direct offers cost-effective patient plans, without compromising on service.

Admin charges start at just £1 per patient.

Moving to Patient Plan Direct could save practices up to £150,000 over five years.

To find out more, please email [email protected], visit or call 0344 848 6888.

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