Coronavirus – the view from Spain (day 16)
Tony Gedge give us his latest update from Spain on how the coronavirus is impacting him and dental practices around the world.
Spain is currently on lockdown, with people consequently only going out to shop or go to work.
Tony has therefore taken the time to update Dentistry.co.uk on the current position from Spain and give his thoughts on how dental practices should deal with the coronavirus.
Let’s not forget our teams
Last week the government announced no support for the self employed earning more than £50,000. So, how are principals supporting their clinicians?
Tony suggests principals keep in touch with your team. When we get past this current crisis, our clinicians and members of the team may not want to come back and work with you. They may receive offers for jobs outside of dentistry. We have a huge issue attracting and retaining nurses, so what are principals doing to make sure they come back to the practice?
‘We’re all having to work differently now,’ Tony says. ‘It’s a new era, it’s change. There hasn’t been anything like this since the Second World War.
‘We have to change. We have to make it easy and give our teams a blanket for this change to help them through it.’
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