Cycle Conference 2019 - Completed!

Monday 29th April - Friday 3rd May

The Cycle Conference is back by overwhelming demand in 2019.  If you missed it in 2018, make sure you get the date in your diary as you missed an incredible event. 100% of all delegates who attended want to return for the next conference!

The event has been extended to 5 days with 3 full days of cycling with the incredible guides of Mallorca Cycling lead by Adam Moore; 2018 winner of the Mallorca 167.

We will be returning to the fantastic 5 star Zafiro Palace Hotel in Alcudia located on the north of the island.  This hotel is excellently located with great cycle routes on the doorstep, beautiful beaches and Alcudia old town to explore.  The hotel itself has over 12 swimming pools, spa and fantastic dining.

This year we are offering people the option to join one of 3 cycle groups, allowing cyclists of all abilities the chance to get on a bike. You are welcome to bring your own bike or hire a bike from the hire company located at the hotel. You will be supported during the day by the Events Team who will be on hand to offer you refreshments and encouragement along the way.  We will briefly take you off the road for the chance to gain CPD at our excellent clinical conference.

If you would like to bring a partner who does not want to cycle, they are very welcome to just come and enjoy the beautiful hotel, amazing surroundings and fantastic hospitality from the Simplyhealth Professionals team.

2019 Costs per person (exc VAT)

Cyclists and non-cyclists sharing a double or twin room


Two cyclists sharing a double or twin room


One cyclists in a double room


All rates exc VAT but include 4 nights’ bed and breakfast accommodation, all food and drinks from Monday evening to Friday breakfast (inclusively), 3 full days of cycling with expert cycle guides and the conference with 2.5 hours CPD.

To book on this fantastic event please click here for the booking form:

Cycle Conference Booking Form

*Please note you will need your passport details to complete the form

For the 2019 Cycle Conference Brochure, click here.


Things to do when you're not Cycling - Andy Thomas


Andy Thomas is currently a Speciality Register in Oral and maxillofacial surgery at both Southampton General and the Royal Hampshire county hospitals. He sold his Denplan practice in 2015 but still keeps his hand in doing general dentistry and continues to care for a list of Denplan patients. In his spare time he likes the odd bike ride and just before the dental conference this year will be competing in the Mallorca 312.

Learning Content
  • Early detection of oral cancer, head and neck cancer including skin cancer
  • The natural progress of cancer
  • How and when to refer to secondary care
  • Recognition of urgent and routine referrals
  • Reminders of why routine referrals
  • Reminders of why routine dentistry can be life saving, including treatment planning

Aims and Objectives
  • To be able to recognise oral cancer in it's early stages
  • To note warning signs which may prompt an early referral
  • To improve dental team leadership skills which will in turn improve patient management.
  • To improve the eventual outcome for the patient.
  • Revision of skills and knowledge.

Development Outcomes
  • Improvement of recognition skills in terms of head and neck cancer
  • Improve communication of concerns to the dental team and to the patient
  • To improve the prognosis for the patient
  • Reminders of why treatment planning can improve patient outcomes
GDC Development Outcomes A, B C & D
Service Quality Improvement in primary Dental Care - Is Inspection the way to achieve it? - Kate Lamb



Kate has been a General Dental Practitioner for 30 years 

Qualified form Cardiff Dental School in 1990 followed by a years house job in Manchester before joining the Royal Navy in July 1991.  Kate served for 10 years before leaving and relocating to the lake district.

Having not been happy at the practice she joined with a view to partnership, Kate then set up a squat dental practice with my husband Mike in 2001.  Initially starting  as a single surgery it has now grown to a team of 20 with 6 dentists and 2 hygienists.

Kate has a number of postgraduate qualifications MFDS and MGDS from the Royal College of Surgeons, Postgraduate Certificate in Pain Management and Sedation from University College London.  She most recently achieved her Executive MBA from Lancaster University Management School in December 2017.

She has worked as a specialist Dental Advisor with the Care Quality Commission for last 3 years.

Learning Content

To explain CQC’s view on their role and what they are trying to achieve with the Dental Inspection process.

 An explanation on the role of the Specialist Advisor in the inspection process.


  • To understand what quality means to different stakeholders.
  • To be aware of the barriers to quality improvement in Primary Health Care.
  • To understand how effective risk-based inspection is or isn’t!
  • To be familiar with Total Quality Management and The Service concept model and how they can be used in a primary care setting.
  • To be aware of the difference in the registration and inspection processes in the devolved regions of the UK and how they came about.
  • To know the precise regulations, you are going to be measured against.


  • To review the meaning of quality and how it can be measured. Explain the perception and expectation of different stakeholders.
  • Compare the different accreditations and inspectors in Primary Dental Care.
  • Introduce Total quality management philosophy to give operational excellence and show how it can be used in Primary Dental Care.
  • Explain the need for process and organisational structure change to improve clinical outcomes.
  • Explain the development of a service concept in my organisation and how I have used it to reinforce cultural change and as a base line for measurement of quality improvement.

Development Outcomes

  • To feel more comfortable with the inspection process
  • To understand what the CQC are trying to achieve a
  • To feel more comfortable with the inspection process

GDC Development Outcomes - A, B & D