Nigel Jones, Author at Dentistry.co.uk
Nigel Jones

Nigel Jones

Author at Dentistry.co.uk

Nigel Jones is sales and marketing director at Practice Plan, a provider of conversion support and practice-branded dental plans. Nigel first began helping dentists convert from the NHS to private care in 1990, continuing such support throughout the majority of his 23-year career. He has added to his understanding of the healthcare market and the Government’s NHS reform programme through his involvement with the independent sector healthcare providers such as Netcare and Virgin Healthcare.
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‘Lack of progress in contract reform means many are questioning how long they can wait’

With a reformed contract due to be rolled out in less than 12 months, Practice Plan has been inviting NHS dentists to attend free events to hear from, and ask questions of, a panel of experts. Eddie Crouch, vice chair of the BDA’s Principal Executive Committee (PEC), was part of the panel at the first … Continued

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Asking the big questions

Nigel Jones speaks to John Milne about being ‘well-led’, fees and working collaboratively with the GDC and NHS England Complying with the Care Quality Commission (CQC) is a vital part of practice management and something practice teams are keen for more clarification on. It is clear practice teams understand the importance of meeting CQC requirements … Continued

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Political disappointments

Nigel Jones talks about his disappointment in the growing pressure and responsibility placed on clinicians in the current political climate. It’s only the start of 2019 and already the politicians are challenging my resolve to be more positive and less cynical. This year has started off with an epidemic of inane soundbites that seem to … Continued

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Shattering the NHS illusion

If change is to come, Nigel Jones believes it will have to be driven by the profession, not the Government. It was a dramatic headline that the mid-October edition of Dentistry magazine carried about the date having been set for rolling out the new contract for England. We’re told that NHS England is committed to commencing … Continued