March 2024
Planning for a future in private practice – one step at a time
Speaker(s): Zoe Close, Richard Ollive, Chris Groombridge
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In this lively discussion, Practice Plan’s head of sales, Zoe Close, teams up with Wesleyan dental financial expert, Richard Ollive, and joint managing director of 543 Dental Centre in Hull, Chris Groombridge.

Together, they will deliver an engaging webinar on how to reduce your reliance on your NHS contract through the introduction of private dentistry and how this doesn’t necessarily mean all or nothing in terms of giving back your entire contract.

You may be one of many dental professionals considering a full or partial move from NHS to private dentistry, but the thought of handing back all or part of your contract is understandably a daunting prospect.

This webinar serves to explore some of the most common questions we hear from people as they embark on their journey towards private practice and talks about the options available to those considering this move.

Learning outcomes

We'll be answering many of these questions, including:

  • I’m not sure I’m ready to give back my entire contract – is there a way around this?
  • Will the Integrated Care Board make things difficult for me?
  • I’m wrestling with my conscience and the guilt of not working in the NHS – do you have any advice?
  • Is there a way to still treat those most in need?
  • I’m worried about the income gap whilst I convert from NHS to Private dentistry – is this worry unfounded?
  • What will happen to my NHS pension and basket of benefits if I leave the NHS and is there a way to replace these?

Speaker: Zoe Close

Zoe is head of sales at Practice Plan and has over 30 years’ experience in the dental sector including working as a group business manager for a corporate group, a dental nurse, a head receptionist, and a practice manager. Zoe is passionate about supporting practices and can offer invaluable advice on how to strategically and successfully run your business.

Speaker: Richard Ollive

Richard Ollive has been a specialist financial adviser at Wesleyan Financial Services for over five years, supporting dentists with their financial planning.

Speaker: Chris Groombridge

Chris Groombridge is joint managing director of 543 Dental Centre and chair of the charity Teeth Team. He’s Secretary of the Hull and East Yorkshire Local Dental Committee, a member of the Local Dental Network (LDN) for North Yorkshire and Humber and a director of the Associated Dental Groups.
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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 Planning for a future in private practice – one step at a time.

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

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