Jeff Sherer, Author at
Jeff Sherer

Jeff Sherer

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Jeff Sherer qualified from Leeds University in 2000. He is a GDC registered dentist with 13 practices nationwide operating under the name 'The Dental Design Studio'. His practices have been finalists in the Private Dentistry Awards in 2014 and 2015 in various categories. He is also a member of the local dental committee in Hillingdon. In 2011, Jeff developed an app specifically for nervous patients called Dental Phobia, which was available for download at the Apple app store and was the first of its kind. He has an active interest in photography and charity fund raising.
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Performer list woes

Dental practice owners are suffering because the NHS and Capita can’t issue performer numbers, Jeff Sherer says. The unfortunate demise of Carillion in the past few weeks has highlighted the potential problems with the Government outsourcing vital services. Within our own profession, we have seen this process most clearly with the performer list previously being managed … Continued

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Broken Compass

Dentists wouldn’t get away with treating patients how they are treated by the NHS, Jeff Sherer says. Normally on the 31 of March I allow myself to sit contently with the UDA chase over for another season. This year, unfortunately, I spent the afternoon counting UDAs on an excel spreadsheet, using a crazy formula and … Continued

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CQC registration, registration, registration

The process for adding another dentist to an existing partnership registration with the CQC is unacceptable, Jeff Sherer says. I recently wanted to add another dentist to our existing partnership registration with the Care Quality Commission (CQC) at one particular practice. The dentist has been working there as an associate there for many years and had … Continued

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I’m a dentist, get me outta here

The GDC should only investigate the initial complaint, and not sift through clinical records to find ‘something to stick’, says Jeff Sherer. This week I performed the ultimate form of defensive dentistry, I went on my first holiday of the year! With no clinical dentistry being performed hopefully I slightly reduced my statistical risk of being sued or … Continued

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The sound of music in your practice

Most patients will prefer the sound of the radio or a CD playing in the surgery to the noise of your trusted drill. You may not realise however, that without the correct music licences you could be breaking the law, and I am not taking about the boycotting of the General Dental Council (GDC) annual retention … Continued

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Competitive business procurement and how to win an NHS dental contract

Having been awarded a seven figure dental contract last year following a procurement, Jeff Sherer gives some insight into the world of the dental tender. I remember the days of the old dental contract where a dentist could set up shop wherever they pleased. The number of patients taken on by the practice could vary depending on the capacity … Continued

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