Let’s get the bad news out of the way. April was quite a month in UK dentistry:
The start of a new contract year with record levels of clawback;
The very public challenges within BUPA Dental, leading to the biggest fire sale we have ever seen;
Continued challenges in recruitment and retention of team members;
Many clinicians searching for a better career – either by working outside of the NHS system or simply working less hours, leaving empty surgeries;
An increase in conflict – patients, team members and clinicians kicking up various fusses when things don’t go the way they want;
A disrupted acquisitions market – Private Equity getting very nervous about the overall dental landscape, due diligence getting tougher, and goal-posts moving on values and earn out terms.
Read the full article in our May newsletter, published this morning, here.
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