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Supporting mental health for patients and practice teams

Lisa Humble discusses how our training Academy can support your practice team when understanding how to support patients with mental health issues
Catherine Rutland

Positive Loop

I have come more and more to realise that the people around you and your state of mind are what ultimately determine how life goes. Some may say it is purely your state of mind but I add the people around you as they can have such a bearing on the wider picture.
Andrew North

The Implications of Clawback in NHS Dentistry

MIAB’s Director, Andrew North, looks at the implications of clawback in NHS Dentistry, and the impact this may have on the long-term sustainability of a business, taking into account today’s multitude of pressures that exist in the industry.

A company with purpose

Established in 1872 with an aim to address social inequality, Simplyhealth has a long-standing history of initiating projects that support charitable causes. The Probe’s editor caught up with the company’s Chief Customer Officer, Kate Thornton, to find out what makes Simplyhealth’s corporate and social commitments unique.
Catherine Rutland

Mentoring Women in Dentistry

Libby Stonell sat down with Caroline Coleman and Catherine Rutland of Simplyhealth Professionals to discuss the benefits of mentoring women within the dental profession for both the individual and their workplace...
Catherine Rutland

A view from the other side

The last few weeks have seemed a little bit like a ‘view from the other side’, some of it in our field and some in other areas of healthcare. In a short space of time I have experienced routine checks, treatment with and without local anaesthetic, surgery, a GA and a hospital stay, and not all for the same thing! Despite the fact that of course out of choice you wouldn’t necessarily want all of the above, it has given me the opportunity to consider how our patients feel and how we disseminate information.
Roger Matthews

GDPR 6 months on

Join Roger Matthews taking a look back at one of the big issues of the day for dentistry in 2018. We’re now six months on from ‘GDPR Day’, after which, allegedly, dentists could no longer communicate with their patients and we’d all stop getting those spam e-mails. Hmm, the power of mythology, eh?
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Keeping antibiotics working: The role of the dental practice team

As a dental health professional, you will be aware that the effectiveness of antibiotics is fast-reducing and treating infections is becoming more difficult as bacteria become increasingly resistant. Dentistry currently accounts for around 9% of all antibiotic prescriptions in UK primary care, and this could be reduced if both dental professionals and their patients are even more mindful of their approach to antibiotics.

CASTing out mouth cancer

November marks #MouthCancerAction Month! An important campaign, organised by the Oral Health Foundation, that we are proud supporters of, which aims to raise awareness of a disease that impacts countless lives across the country and the world.
the value of health

The Value of Health

I dare say that if I use the word “wealth”, many people will immediately think of it in terms of net worth, money, or an abundance of valuable possessions. In this context, it is more than a little sobering that just eight billionaires own the same wealth as the 3.6 billion people who form the poorest half of the entire world’s population.