Life beyond the NHS: Transition to private

Join Simon Reynolds, Deborah Litherland-Smith and Emma Wilks on Tuesday 6 February at 7pm as they discuss life beyond the NHS.

Practice manager Deborah Litherland-Smith shares her journey transitioning from the NHS to private practice.

With Patient Plan Direct’s viability analysis, financial forecasting, training and support, the team proceeded confidently, achieving a thriving conversion.

Learning outcomes

  • What does a practice conversion viability analysis entail
  • How to ensure NHS income can be replaced by private dentistry
  • The keys to team buy-in and engagement
  • How to communicate the change to patients
  • The benefits of private dentistry for both your patients and practice.
Dentistry Webinar - On-demand
Life beyond the NHS: Transition to private
Speaker: Simon Reynolds, Deborah Litherland-Smith, Emma Wilks

The speakers

Simon Reynolds

Simon Reynolds is the managing director of Patient Plan Direct, providing low-cost and effective dental plan administration. What sets them apart is that admin fees are often two to three times less than other major plan providers, ensuring that practice owners retain more of their plan income.

Emma Wilks

Emma Wilks is a business development manager at Patient Plan Direct, covering the central regions of the UK, and is an industry expert in NHS to private conversions, having helped several practices make successful transitions in recent times.

Deborah Litherland-Smith

Deborah Litherland-Smith has been working at Bore Street Dental Practice since 1987 and became practice manager in 2007. The practice has thrived in its pursuit of excellence and patient satisfaction under her leadership.

Running a 10-surgery practice with over 40 members of staff, she was pivotal in the strategic decision to transition the practice to private dentistry.

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