Teamwork

Learning what we can achieve as a joined up profession

In the last few weeks I have had the luxury of spending a lot of time with my team and even some time with our extended team of practice advisors. This is a rare occurrence on both fronts.
Solent Fort

Accepting we are responsible for our choices can be liberating

I stood on the edge of a fort in the middle of the Solent recently and took in the sea and the sky around me. It changed as I watched it and being able to see the weather approaching from a distance made me realise how little control we have over some things in life. Coming across from the direction of the Isle of Wight, the sky was darkening and you could see the wind increasing.
cycling

The positive side of risk management

I have recently returned from presenting at our first cycle conference. One of the days I presented for almost two hours in a very hot room on the subject of risk management. Poor delegates I hear you cry, worn out from cycling all day in the Mallorcan sun and having to sit in a warm room and listen to me.
Open water swimming

Find people who understand you at courses and events

Well a few hours ago I had a gorgeous drive as the sun rose on my way up the M3 to Heathrow. Belfast clearly didn’t get the advance weather requirements I sent…I’m beginning to think my requests go unheeded!!!
Henry Clover

Plus ça change...

I must confess to a penchant for little-known facts. Keeping this relatively on topic, take dental floss, for example – the secret weapon of toxophilites to establish nocking points.
Henry Clover

Coffee and Connections

In the last hour, I have ordered new sandals (current pair are all flop and no flip), booked my car in for a service, spoken to my daughter in Melbourne without any direct charges, replied to (probably too many) emails, updated my personal development plan (please take note, GDC), checked the weekend weather, briefly researched sphenopalatine ganglioneuralgia (attempt open water swimming in water less than 100C and you will soon find out what that is) and re-arranged an appointment with my hygienist.
GDPR - the new millennium bug?

GDPR - the new 'Millennium bug'?

Roger Matthews looks at the significance to you of the EU’s forthcoming General Data Protection Regulations.
DEPPA 100000 assessments

DEPPA reaches 100,000th assessment milestone in the UK

Simplyhealth Professionals and the University of Birmingham spinout Oral Health Innovations Ltd have announced today that 100,000 assessments have been carried out by the highly regarded Denplan PreViser Patient Assessment oral health assessment tool (DEPPA).
Mouth Cancer Action Month 2017

November is Mouth Cancer Action Month

Simplyhealth Professionals is delighted to be the main sponsor once again of the Oral Health Foundation’s Mouth Cancer Action Month (MCAM).
Dentistry Show Team

Uniting the Profession

Our Head of Professional Services, Catherine Rutland, discusses how communication can be vital in helping others within the profession who are struggling.