Reflections of a struggling profession in 2021

2021 with nigel jonesIn the latest Practice Plan podcast, Nigel Jones reflects on 2021 and the challenges the profession faced.

The challenges facing the profession show no sign of abating. They are adversely affecting an already creaking profession.

The PPE regulations have remained. And fallow time, which has seen a slight relaxation ahead of the new year, continues.

In addition, practices have to deal with increasing NHS targets. That’s despite restrictions largely remaining the same for most of the year. And they’re also having to deal with Covid absenteeism within their teams. As well as an increasing issue when it comes to recruiting into the profession.

In this podcast, Practice Plan’s sales and marketing director, Nigel Jones, looks back at 2021. He explores the issues that practices have to contend with during what was an incredibly tough year.

Nigel looks into the impact of the increased NHS targets. And what he thinks the future holds for NHS dentistry.

He also discusses the recruitment issues facing the profession, what has caused the current problems and what can be done in the future to address the issues that practices are facing.

NHS to private dentistry

If you’re thinking of making the move and want to take the first step on the road to private dentistry, why not give the team at Practice Plan a call.

The team of experienced regional support managers can guide you through how the whole process works. And they can help you make the right decision for your future.

Practice Plan has years of experience helping over 1,500 dental practices to transform the profitability of their business through the combination of a well-populated plan and personalised support, including marketing, business advice, events, and training.

Set up an initial conversation with a member of the Practice Plan team. Call 01691 684165 go to

Alternatively, you can set up a one-to-one virtual meeting with one of our conversion experts. Simply go to to book a time that’s convenient for you.

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