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Practice ownership

Owning and managing a dental practice can be immensely satisfying but, to be successful, you need to understand your professional and legal responsibilities and how you will  meet them.


Advice

Business

Business continuity planning

Business names and brands

Business planning and managing change

Buying a dental practice

Companies and limited liability partnerships

Dentists legal rights as commercial purchasers 

Incorporation concerns in NI and Scotland

Leases and licences

New practice start-up

NHSMail account setup for private practice  

Partnerships

 

UDA value checker - Analysed data from the NHS Business Services Authority to provide an estimated UDA value for all NHS contracts in England so that you can compare your practice or the practice where you work to the local and national averages.  

Finance

Fee collection

Fee setting

Financial management

Private dental plans and in-practice capitation schemes

Tax

The team

Associates working in general dental practice

Employing staff

Employment contracts, practice staff and TUPE

NHS

NHS dentistry in England and Wales

GDS in England and Wales - guide to the standard contract

NHS dentistry in Northern Ireland 

NHS dentistry in Scotland

                             

Expert templates

Business 

Audit - Supplier contracts
Business continuity and disaster recovery policy

Partnership agreement

Finance

Cashflow forecast template 

Chairside hours calculation 

Chairside hours worksheet 

Debt recovery letters 

Hourly rate calculation 
Hourly rate worksheet 

In-practice capitation scheme agreement 

In-practice capitation scheme application form 

In-practice capitation scheme direct debit mandate

In-practice capitation scheme leaflet 

Payment - bill and instalments 

Fees and payments policy 
Records management policy 

The team

Associate contract - England and Wales 
Associate contract - Northern Ireland 
Associate contract - Scotland 
Associate contract - Private only within a mixed practice - Scotland 
Associate contract - private practice 
Associate ortho contract - England and Wales 

Locum-Associate contract - HSCNI and mixed - NI 
Locum-Associate contract - NHS and mixed - Eng and Wales 
Locum-Associate contract - NHS and mixed - Scotland 
Locum-Associate contract - ortho - Eng and Wales 
Locum-Associate contract - private practice 
Data protection privacy notice - associates 

Data protection privacy notice - employees   

Employed dentists - code of practice 
Employment contract

Employment contract variation - letters 

NHS

NHS remedial and breach notice letters 

Events

Training essentials courses for the dental team, including:
Leading a dental team
Running a safe and compliant practice

iLearn webcasts – a selection of sessions filmed at the British Dental Conference and Exhibition

Other resources

Financial Healthcheck tool - To help you, we’ve teamed up with our partner Lloyd & Whyte to put together a Financial Healthcheck tool, asking you a series of questions to give you an advice based report.



One-to-one advice

Extra and Expert members have access to unlimited one-to-one advice via phone or email from our experienced advisors. To email our Practice support team: advice.enquiries@bda.org.


 


Helping members through the COVID-19 pandemic

Please note that we keep our Coronavirus pages updated with advice for all members. We're also working hard to provide more 1-2-1 advice than ever. 

 

If you have a query that is not covered on our webpages, please email advice.enquiries@bda.org with your name, membership number, telephone number and your question. We will be able to reply to most queries within two working days, and will reply to you as soon as we can.

 

In relation to associate pay, we're seeking further clarification from government on a number of issues. Our most up to date advice on associate pay is set out in our webinar. Please look at section 3, Finance for practices and associates. We will update our website as soon as we have further clarification.

  

Members working in hospitals should call the BMA for advice


 

We may record telephone conversations that are advisory in nature to offer you additional security, resolve complaints and improve our service standards. Conversations may also be monitored for staff training purposes. You will be alerted to this when you call.