Henry Clover, Director of Dental Policy - Biography
Henry is a former general dental practitioner who converted his own practice to private practice in 1993. With his experience as a member dentist, he joined the Professional Support Services department on a part-time basis in 1998 and full-time in 1999, with responsibility for professional support and member services. Henry is now Simplyhealth Professionals Chief Dental Officer, overseeing dental advice to the whole company and links with professional bodies as well as being a member of the Simplyhealth Professionals Leadership Team, supporting our continuing ethos of – ‘By Dentists, for Dentists’.
Catherine Rutland, Head of Professional Support Services - Biography
As Head of Professional Support Services at Simplyhealth Professionals, Dr Catherine Rutland leads the team that provides assistance to member dentists; helping to support them with all aspects of running their practices successfully, with particular focus on providing advice and support during clinical disputes and times of professional risk. After qualifying as a dentist from Leeds University in 1992 and doing a year as a House Officer, Catherine worked as a Senior House Officer in Newcastle before settling into general dental practice. Catherine joined Denplan part-time in 2010 and was promoted to her current position in 2016. She has been joint partner at Broadway Lifesmiles Dental Practice in Thatcham for the last 19 years, and completed a Masters in Medical Ethics and Law from King’s College London in 2013. She is also a certified member of the Institute of Risk Management and recently completed a Level 7 Certificate in Leadership Mentoring and Coaching.
Aims and Objectives
The presentation will cover key developments and changes in legislation and regulation affecting dental practices, together with an overview of the NHS contract reform process. An update will be provided on professional support available to member dentists and their practice teams.
• To inform delegates on key changes to legislation and regulation that could impact dentists in primary dental care
• To share insights into the current progress on NHS contract reform
• To update delegates on the professional support available to member dentists with any key developments highlighted.
By the end of the presentations, delegates will have greater knowledge and insight into regulatory matters that could affect them and their practices, together with a deeper understanding of the direction of travel for NHS dental services. Delegates will also have gained information on professional support services available to them.