Demand for private healthcare surging

A report by LaingBuisson into the UK health cover market states demand for private care, including dental cover, is at its highest level since 2008.  

Resilient performance in a challenging market

The 2023 annual report from Dentists’ Provident, an income protection provider for dental professionals, shows that the society, once again, performed strongly.

Happy new tax year!

Richard Lishman explains the importance of being financially prepared.

Online interactive tool simplifies tax return process

Sole traders who need to comply with the new requirement to report their profits at the end of the tax year can access a GOV.UK interactive tool from April 8, 2024, to help them navigate the changes.

Tax-Free Childcare

Experts from HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) outline the financial help available for parents.

£5m investment to help Scottish dental biotech company prevent decay

Edinburgh-based biotechnology firm, Calcivis, has secured £5m in funding to roll out its cutting-edge dental technology.

Healthcare company begins stock trading

Solventum has announced that its spin-off from 3M is complete. The newly independent healthcare company will begin trading on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol “SOLV.”

Cost of living remains a barrier to health for the most vulnerable finds poll

The cost of living remains a barrier to health, particularly for people on low incomes, and those requiring dental care says Healthwatch England polling.

United Kingdom ranked third in the G7 for dental costs

A survey by Healthnews has evaluated which countries in the G7 have the highest dental costs. In the UK, they found an “average price of $331 for dental procedures”.

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Association responds to Welsh dental fees increase

The British Dental Association (BDA) Wales has warned the Welsh Government’s increase in charges for NHS dentistry must protect vulnerable patients. It is urging the government to put funds to work to...

Dental charge increase is ‘a slap in the face for hard-pressed families’, says association

The British Dental Association (BDA) has lamented the announcement of an increase in NHS patient charges. It stressed the hike will not help improve the dental budget.

How did the spring budget change your finances?

Richard Lishman explains what the 2024 budget means for dentists.

Tax relief available on college membership fees

Members of the College of General Dentistry who are UK taxpayers can claim income tax relief on their membership fees.

Payments for dentists to make more appointments available

Dental practices will benefit from extra cash for taking on new NHS patients from March 1, 2024, in the government and NHS’s plan to make millions more dental appointments available.

Cambridge private dental practice partners with healthcare group

Christie & Co, a specialist business property adviser, has announced the sale of Hurst Park Dental Practice in Cambridge.

Local associate snaps up established Bournemouth dental practice

Christie & Co, a specialist business property adviser, has announced the sale of Thornhill Dental Surgery in Bournemouth, Dorset.

Assessing the UDA advantage

Why is a PDS contract a big plus for your practice valuation? Luke Moore explains.

Protection provider paid 99 per cent of new claims in 2023

Dentists’ Provident, a leading income protection provider for the dental industry, paid out £5.2m to members in 2023, their latest figures show.

NASDAL Goodwill Survey - Fewer NHS practices on the market?

The latest statistics from NASDAL (National Association of Specialist Dental Accountants and Lawyers) and its quarterly Goodwill Survey have been released for the quarter ending October 31, 2023. It...

NHS dentistry budget translates into cuts, says association

The Department of Health and Social Care report and annual accounts for 2022/23 show that £2.899bn was spent on NHS dentistry. The BDA says this has translated into cuts, with the budget falling by...

Leadership changes for a dental practice sales team

The new year has brought some changes in leadership at Frank Taylor & Associates, with Oliver Acton taking over as managing director.

Outlook for 2024 reveals increasing positivity amongst dental practice owners

Specialist business property adviser Christie & Co has launched its Business Outlook 2024 report, which reflects on the themes, activity and challenges of 2023 and forecasts what 2024 might bring...

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