Giving people a fresh start in the same profession

Josie Hutchings explains how converting to private dentistry can help more than just your working life.

On average we spend over 84,000 hours of our life at work. So the better job satisfaction and more enjoyment we have during the hours, the happier we’ll be.

Yet sometimes that is easier said than done. We can get stuck in a professional rut. It feels hard to make a change to the way we work and worry about what the consequences may be.

That’s often how it can feel for dentists considering leaving the NHS. While they may have become disillusioned or unhappy at working within the service, they still have understandable concerns about moving away from it.

As someone who has helped many practices take that step over the years, Josie Hutchings, a regional support manager at Practice Plan, describes in this video why a stand out moment in her career came after helping one such practice move to private dentistry.

And the moment that stayed with her most didn’t involve the dentists. But rather one of their husbands who told her: ‘Thank you for giving me my wife back’.

Making the change

If you’re thinking of moving away from the NHS, why not contact the experts? Over the past 26 years, Practice Plan has developed a five-stage approach. It will help guide dentists along the path to moving to private dentistry.

Its field team has a combined total of over 300 years’ experience. Practice Plan has also helped over 1,700 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.

To set up an initial conversation with a member of the Practice Plan team, call 01691 684120 or go to

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