Nigel Jones

Nigel Jones

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Nigel Jones is sales and marketing director at Practice Plan, a provider of conversion support and practice-branded dental plans. Nigel first began helping dentists convert from the NHS to private care in 1990, continuing such support throughout the majority of his 23-year career. He has added to his understanding of the healthcare market and the Government’s NHS reform programme through his involvement with the independent sector healthcare providers such as Netcare and Virgin Healthcare.
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How to replace your NHS pension and key advice to consider before moving private

Nigel Jones caught up with Wesleyan’s Michael Copeland and Wilf Moralee to talk about how to replace your NHS pension when making the move away from the NHS to a private practice. They discuss some of the key things to consider before making the move. Michael could you summarise the NHS pension scheme and explain … Continued

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Bodcast – reflecting back on 2021

In 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. … Continued

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Eddie Crouch: ‘NHS reform needs to be an indicator of travel’

Nigel Jones, and BDA Executive Committee chair, Eddie Crouch, recently took part in an FMC webinar to discuss all things NHS dentistry. They cover topics from the uplift in targets to what we can expect to see when contract reform arrives in 2022. Reforms in NHS dentistry have been long awaited. Dentists are hoping potential … Continued

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NHS to private conversions gather momentum as the government gets stuck between a rock and a hard place

Practice Plan’s sales and marketing director, Nigel Jones, looks at the gathering momentum in NHS to private conversions and the NHS’ conundrum over standard operating procedures and increased targets. The next few weeks are going to be some of the most important the NHS has seen for decades. There’s a decision expected on UDA activity … Continued

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NHS contract reform – when will we see it and what will it look like?

Practice Plan’s Nigel Jones looks at the potential changes to the NHS contract and how a lengthy wait for reform will impact on dentistry. NHS dental contract reform in England has been talked about for almost as long as the current contract has been in place. Despite numerous pilots and prototype contracts, we are yet … Continued

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Will dentistry stay firmly on the political agenda?

Nigel Jones talks to Eddie Crouch about the recent Parliamentary debate regarding dentistry and what this might mean for the future of NHS dental care. NHS targets and dentistry contracts have been the main talking point of 2021 after just a handful of days. The new 45% targets for NHS dentists have caused shockwaves among … Continued

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Inside Out: NHS Dentistry Discussed

In this latest instalment of Inside Out: NHS Dentistry Discussed, Practice Plan’s Nigel Jones and British Dental Association chair Eddie Crouch give their viewpoints and look back on the challenges the dental industry has faced over the past year. They will look at how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the industry. As well as covering … Continued

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Starting strong in 2021

Nigel Jones explores the opportunities and the challenges for the profession in the coming year and argues that 2021 could be a real chance to move forward positively.  The profession has just experienced a hugely challenging year. Yet some might argue that many dentists are in a stronger position than most realise. That means that … Continued

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Nishma Sharma and Martin Woodrow discuss contracts, communication and positivity

Nigel Jones talks to Nishma Sharma, clinical adviser for NHS England, and Martin Woodrow, chief executive of the BDA. It scarcely needs saying again that the past nine months have been turbulent and highly challenging for the profession. Whether you are in a position where you feel you have finally got back on your feet … Continued

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Inside Out: NHS dentistry discussed – spotlight on Scotland

Here is a part of Practice Plan’s live webinar series hosted by sales and marketing director, Nigel Jones. This latest instalment is a thought-provoking and frank discussion on the topic of Scottish NHS dentistry. Inside Out During this turbulent year, much of the profession is facing ever-evolving uncertainty. This is mainly due to the multiple … Continued

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How the issue of fallow time inspired the Fallow Time Calculator

Nigel Jones discusses the issue that fallow time presents for dental practices across the UK with Ian Mills, dean of the FGDP, alongside the development of a free Fallow Time Calculator to support the profession moving forwards. An area that is challenging for the profession is the subject of ventilation. What are your overall conclusions … Continued

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Seeing the light in the dark

Nigel Jones on finding the real optimism about the future for UK dentistry. The recent report by Dental Protection, Breaking the burnout cycle, made for a fascinating and worrying, if unsurprising, read. Unsurprising because it reinforces the findings of other surveys that the dental profession in the UK is on its knees. In the foreword, … Continued

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90 seconds with…Nigel Jones

We find out a little more about Nigel Jones and his life in the dental profession. About Nigel Jones Nigel Jones is sales and marketing director at Practice Plan, a specialist provider of practice-branded dental plans. Nigel first began helping dentists convert from the NHS to private care in 1990. He continued such support throughout … Continued

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The loyalty of rats, cats and dogs

Shifting patient’s loyalty from dentist towards brand isn’t good for ensuring continuity of care, says Nigel Jones. When I first heard the phrase ‘rats, cats and dogs’, I winced at its use. It’s a means of categorising patients in terms of their loyalty. However, throughout my career it has proved a very useful way of … Continued


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