November 2022
On demand: Question Time – NHS England’s dental contract changes and the findings so far
Speaker(s): Chris Groombridge, Nigel Jones, Shiv Pabary MBE
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Question Time – NHS England’s dental contract changes and the findings so far

Earlier this year, NHS England introduced changes to the dental contract.

Billed as the first significant change to the NHS dental contract since its introduction, the announcement was met with mixed responses from the industry, with some calling it ‘a new lease of life’, and others a ‘tinkering’. Shawn Charlwood, chair of the British Dental Association’s General Dental Practice Committee, felt the contract changes were ‘modest, marginal changes’ that would ‘not fix the rotten foundations this service is built on’. Four months on, Practice Plan are hosting a live ‘Question Time’ panel discussion with Nigel Jones, Chris Groombridge and Shiv Pabary MBE to discuss the question: have the contract changes had a significant impact on NHS dentistry? During this one-hour webinar, the panellists will discuss their experiences of the changes to date, how they see them progressing in the next few months and what more can be done to save NHS dentistry. In true Question Time style, the audience will get the opportunity to put their questions and thoughts to the panel throughout the webinar.

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.

Speaker: Nigel Jones

Nigel Jones is the sales and marketing director at Practice Plan and has been working in the dental sector for over 30 years. He has a special interest in the development and future of NHS dentistry in the UK. His knowledge and passion for dentistry has led him to become a trusted voice, offering invaluable advice on how to strategically and successfully run a practice and be named in the Dentistry Top 50 of influential people within the profession.  

Speaker: Shiv Pabary MBE

Shiv Pabary MBE is a member of the GDPC Executive, an education associate for the General Dental Council, a local dental adviser to NHS England and was awarded an MBE for his services to NHS dentistry in the North East.
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