The Chief Dental Officer issued advice to all NHS dental practices yesterday regarding the ongoing treatment of patients. Whilst these guidelines refer to NHS practices, in reality, all private practices will also want to consider their application.
What this means is that there will be less patients in practices moving forward, which will inevitably mean less work to do. This...Read More
Dental practices are increasingly sensitive to the religious and cultural backgrounds of their patients, recognising that special arrangements may need to be made in order to accommodate an individual’s needs. However, when it comes to employees or workers at the practice, is it always possible to balance their religious observance against the clinical obligations of the practice? In this...Read More
The GDC is currently reviewing the application process for mediated route (or ‘knowledge and experience’ route) Specialist List Applications and has set up the working group to discuss the current application process and whether changes can be made to help simplify it.
As a result of Julia Furley’s extensive knowledge and experience in this area, and her regular successful appearances...Read More
We represent both dentists and dental practices alike and one question that we are continuously asked to advise on is employment status.
One of the main questions for a tribunal when determining employment status is whether the dentist is personally liable to perform the services under the contract. If they are required to personally perform the services then they will be deemed a worker,...Read More
UPDATE: The Government has announced that the Extension to IR35, as detailed below, will be postponed until 6th April 2021.
Are you a dentist practicing as a limited company? If so, you need to be aware of the IR35 tax rule and what the implications could be for your practice.
The Intermediaries Legislation (IR35) was introduced in 2000 to remove the tax advantages of providing services...Read More
Having spent a number of years as a practice owner, you may now be looking to ease off a little. Or, you have built up a large patient list, have an excellent reputation and feel that the time is right to maximise your profits. Whatever your reason for selling your dental practice, you’ll want to ensure that the process is well organised and stress free. Below are five helpful tips to help you...Read More