February 2024
Life beyond the NHS: Transition to private
Speaker(s): Simon Reynolds, Deborah Litherland-Smith, Emma Wilks
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Life beyond the NHS: Transition to private

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.

Speaker: 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.

Speaker: 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.

Speaker: 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.
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This Continuing Professional Development (CPD) activity fully complies with the CPD requirements of the General Dental Council. FMC certifies this activity for one hour of enhanced CPD in the subject of Life beyond the NHS: Transition to private.

This CPD meets the criteria for the GDC’s development outcome B.

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