Josie Hutchings

Josie Hutchings

Author at Dentistry Online

Josie Hutchings has been a regional support manager at Practice Plan, specialist provider of practice-branded patient membership plans, for 17 years and has 25 years’ experience in the dental industry. Practice Plan has helped hundreds of dentists make a successful move to private dentistry. If you're looking for more independence or freedom from the NHS and a more fulfilling and rewarding future, call 01691 684165 or visit change.practiceplan.co.uk.
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Changing for the better

Josie Hutchings speaks to Jason Greenwood about making changes to his practice and the positive effect they had Change is said to be inevitable, but it is also often hard to embrace or even accept. This can be particularly true when it comes to running your business and where any change can feel like it … Continued

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Building up our squat practice…

Josie Hutchings shares the story of a squat practice’s difficult start to life during a recession Opening up a squat practice is no easy task, and often the hardest part is attracting your first patients through the door. For Helen Robertson, the situation was made even trickier by opening the practice at the start of … Continued

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Speak out on mental health

It’s important for the profession to put its weight behind the door of change, Josie Hutchings. Barely a week goes by when there isn’t some discussion around the poor mental health of dentists, particularly around high levels of stress and anxiety. This could be a reflection of what is happening within wider society with recent … Continued

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Team decision making

Josie Hutchings shares the stories of how two practices embraced a new approach to making effective decisions. It’s a scene that will be familiar to many: everyone gathers for a meeting to discuss a particular topic, the same usual suspects shout the loudest and after a lengthy, and often circular discussion, no firm decision is … Continued

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From NHS to private: a shared vision for success

Just over a decade ago, The Priors Dental Practice’s principal Mark Emms and practice manager Lindsey Edwards made the decision to extend their single-handed general NHS practice into a private practice. Josie Hutchings, regional support manager at Practice Plan, caught up with Lindsey to get the inside scoop on this remarkable transformation. Josie Hutchings (JH): … Continued

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The foundation of a private dental practice

Josie Hutchings from Practice Plan talks patient membership plans and explains why they are the foundation of private practice. For any small business, reaching the position of being able to generate predictable, profitable and sustainable income is high on the priority list. Not only does it reduce stress and increase confidence, but it provides a … Continued

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Specialist support on hand to evaluate your NHS options

Dentistry catches up with Josie Hutchings, to discuss Practice Plan’s NHS change support team. If you are debating about your future within NHS dentistry and thinking about what a move to private dentistry would look like, rest assured knowing specialist and expert support and guidance is available. From helping you answer the most fundamental question … Continued

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NHS contracts and considering your options

Josie Hutchings contemplates the progression of the new NHS contracts and the options a dental practitioner could consider in the future. Following the recent debate about the General Dental Practitioners contract in England at the General Dental Practice Committee (GDPC), the case for reform has now been termed as ‘irresistible’. However, the prototype contracts are … Continued

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