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Strengthening the relationship with your patients

Dental hygienist and management coach, Siobhan Kelleher, takes a look at two techniques that can help you build a stronger relationship with your patients… There are a lot of things that are vitally important to…

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Top tips to help when conducting job interviews

Lesley Turner, looks at tips you can use when you’re interviewing candidates for your vacant position in practice … The process of recruiting a new staff member can be difficult. With things getting busier as…

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Mental Health Awareness Month – Loneliness: it can affect us all sometimes

Following the enforced isolation many people have experienced over the period of the pandemic, the Mental Health Foundation has chosen ‘loneliness’ as its theme for this year’s Mental Health Awareness Week. Business Support Manager Shelley…

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Welcome to Stress Awareness Month

Ruth Findlay talks about this year’s Stress Awareness month campaign and its theme is Community. In case you didn’t know it, April is Stress Awareness Month. Stress Awareness Month was established in 1992 and is…

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How Mental Health First Aiders help to improve the workplace

Medenta’s Shelley Clegg, caught up with Inclusion and Diversity Manager for Wesleyan Financial Services, Naheem Ahmed, to talk mental health first aiders and the importance of having conversations with your staff… SC: Hi Naheem, can…

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What should I include in a staff induction?

It can be quite daunting for a new employee coming into a workplace, however, ensuring they go through a proper induction programme can help them settle in and feel supported. It is hard to teach…

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The positive and negative impacts of social media on dentists

Medenta’s Lesley Turner recently caught up with young dentist Hiraa Jamil and John Lewis of mental health charity Confidental, to talk about social media and the positive and negative impacts of promoting your dental work…

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Mindfulness – How it can help you relax away from the practice

Wellbeing and Engagement Coach and Trainer, Caroline Suggett, takes a look at the topic of mindfulness and explains the techniques you and your staff can use to help you switch off from the stresses and…

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Getting the best out of dental nurses

The Old Surgery Practice Manager and then President of Association of Dental Administrators and Managers (ADAM), Lisa Bainham, looks at how you can get the best out of your dental nurses… Importance of dental nurses…

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Flexible working requests

Sarah Buxton, FTA Law Employment Solicitor, looks at what you should do if a staff member has a change in circumstances and comes to you with a flexible working request. Right to request This isn’t…

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Improving the mental wellbeing of your practice team

Dr Mahrukh Khwaja, founder of the wellbeing company Mind Ninja, looks at three top tips you can use to help your team build resilience and improve their mental health… Team meetings, mindfulness and building a…

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Top tips to help with recruiting and retaining staff

HR and employment law solicitor, Sarah Buxton, looks at the difficulties practices’ have had with recruiting and retaining staff, and explains what can be done to overcome the issues… Struggles with recruiting and retaining staff…

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