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SEPT 2021 - LEGAL UPDATES

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13 Sep 2021

This bulletin includes important legal updates in respect of : • Changes to Self isolation rules: employers take note • Government plans changes to workplace sexual harassment laws

Changes to Self-isolation rules: employers take note

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13 Sep 2021

Changes to Self-isolation rules: employers take note Self-isolation rules were relaxed this August. While this is welcome if you're experiencing isolation-related staff disruption, it potentially raises workplace health and safety issues that you cannot be ignored.

AUGUST 2021 - LEGAL UPDATES

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09 Aug 2021

This bulletin includes important legal updates in respect of : • Getting staff back to the workplace • Right to work checks: government updates guidance on EEA citizens employed before 1 July • Data protection: temporary EU/UK agreement extended

JUNE 2021 - NEWSLETTER

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07 Jun 2021

COVID-19 workplace testing: what you need to know COVID-19 round-up: right-to-work checks; shielders can still be furloughed New Debt Respite Scheme comes into force NEWS - Employee who stopped work over COVID-19 concerns was fairly dismissed rules tribunal

May 2021 - Newsletter - Legal Updates

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10 May 2021

1 - New Health and Safety Protection for Workers 2 - COVID-19 round-up: April extensions and expiries 3 - Correction: new minimum pay rates from April

May 2021 - Newsletter - Dental Complaints Management

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10 May 2021

Receiving and resolving patient's complaints is never a welcome addition to a busy work schedule. In general, the place of a business in its consumers' affections will be the product of its attitude and response when things go wrong and a patient complains. Few of the complaints received by dental businesses are clinical. Common themes for dental complaints are interpersonal relationships and a lack of information; as a result, the patient feels that: ............

Employee Update - April 2021

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13 Apr 2021

April 2021 will bring new employment information Please read through and let us know if you need any further guidance

MInd & Soul - March 2021

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05 Mar 2021

Pandemic perspectives: Is lockdown producing a 'Tsunami' of eating disorders? It started with being worried that lockdown meant I wouldn’t be able to get my steps in. Plus, with the supermarket shelves barren and the restaurants shut, it seemed to make sense to slim down my portions and save what I could. It always starts so benign, so reasonable that the descent slips upon me silently, an unholy thief in the night. Now, as the dark evenings stretch on, unfilled, the terror of what still lies within me, the impulses I thought I was free from, creeps up with the same stealth.

March 2021 - Newsletter - Updates

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05 Mar 2021

COVID-19: Vaccination and the workplace The vaccination programme is gathering pace. With a recent survey suggesting that 23% of employers plan to require their staff to be vaccinated, and talk in the press of 'no jab, no job' work contracts, what exactly are you allowed to do when it comes to managing vaccination-related workplace issues and risks?

February Newsletter - Updates

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09 Feb 2021

Brexit: new rules in force​ Following the end of the Brexit transition period on 31 December, new rules are now in force. The UK government has published resources to help businesses understand what has changed. COVID-19 round-up: furloughing parents and shielders; Parents and carers can be furloughed: Guidance on the furlough scheme has been updated again. Generally, you can only claim from the scheme if your business is facing reduced demand or has been forced to close due to coronavirus restrictions. No appeal from government over High Court health and safety ruling: The government lost a High Court judicial review over its failure to extend employee health and safety protections to those with 'worker' status. We now know that the government won't appeal the decision, meaning that it must amend UK legislation to protect workers as well as employees.

Newsletter September 2020

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15 Sep 2020

Welcome to Edition ELEVEN of our newsletter in which we discuss: Redundancy, what options do you have? Soul Intact - It is time 'Reframe it'. Explore our new First Steps development opportunity for dental nurses  Introducing our COVID safe version of Lunch and Learn See what one of our students have to say about our course  Updates from the regulatory organisations 

Newsletter August 2020

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14 Aug 2020

Edition TEN of our newsletter offers news and views for dental professionals including: The New Normal - Preparing to Move the Practice Forward Find ways to stay in control and letting go of worry and anxiety Explore our new First Steps development opportunity for dental nurses Introducing our COVID safe version of Lunch and Learn See what one of our students have to say about our course Hear what the GDC have to say about COVID-19 safe practice

Newsletter July 2020

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10 Jul 2020

Welcome to Edition nine of our newsletter in which we: • Review COVID return to work considerations • Find ways to stay in control of our emotions when under pressure • Explore our new First Steps development opportunity for dental nurses • See what our students have to day about our course • Hear what the GDC have to say about dealing COVID-19 • Offer a guide to official pandemic support available

Newsletter June 2020

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12 Jun 2020

The June Newsletter looks at marketing ideas to welcome patients back to the practice, along with our usual mindfulness feature and a look at our new range of instant eCPD courses

Newsletter May 2020

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15 May 2020

Our seventh monthly Newsletter includes our regular articles, plus featured information about getting back to work, We offer COVID-19 guidance and in the mind and body section - Listing to your feelings. In the courses section, we introduce our exciting new range of extended duties courses for dental nurses.

Newsletter April 2020

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17 Apr 2020

Our sixth monthly Newsletter welcomes all subscribers with interest in either practice management or personal and professional development. This month the publication includes our regular articles, plus featured information about accessing Coronavirus financial support resources, ways to distress, and our extensive information section.

Newsletter February 2020

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14 Feb 2020

This is our fourth edition of our Newsletter and we would love to hear your thoughts and ideas about how we can keep improving this publication. We have decided to offer our members more than a professional and personal development resource, we want to blend in a little humour and the opportunity for you to interact with us by requesting the topics you want to read about. This is just as much your newsletter as it is ours. We hope you enjoy reading it…

Newsletter January 2020

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16 Jan 2020

Since November 2019 we have produced a monthly Newsletter and we welcome all subscribers with an interest in either practice management or personal and professional development. Our publication offers readers more than a professional and personal development resource, we blend in a little humour and opportunities to interact with us by requesting the topics you want to read about.

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Testimonials

I have just completed the advanced dental practice management skills S3 and I have learned so much from the course. It has given me the tools and knowledge to put what I have learned in daily practice. It's given me the confidence and empowerment to put my new found skills into action. The student portal is very east to navigate and the ongoing support from Glenys has been fantastic and never felt under any pressure as you are able to go at your own pace. To have a formal practice management qualification is a great feeling. Many thanks Glenys.

Claire Maloney, Advanced Dental Practice Management Skills S3

I have learned so much form completing this course. I am able to put all aspects into daily practice and the improvements made have been very beneficial both to myself and my employer. I was very fortunate to be under the wing of Glenys who supported me through both my professional and personal life. The amount of encouragement I received has truly made a long lasting impression on me. I have developed as a person as well as a leader for my team. I cant recommend Glenys and the course highly enough and I think it should be a necessity for all CQC registered Managers to complete. This course has encouraged me to develop me knowledge and career much much further and I cant wait to see what results I get! Thank you so much for giving me the opportunity.

Sammi Coidan, Level 5 Diploma for Dental CQC Registered Managers (RQF)

This course is very informative it gets you thinking of how to deal with complex situations. i am thoroughly enjoying this course and it has been challenging at times but Glenys has dealt with how I understand the concept of management

DL, Advanced Dental Practice Management Skills S3

Fantastic well structured course. It made clinical governance and auditing process so much more simpler to carry out.

Nirav Thakker, Getting it Right- Clinical Governance and Audit

The first steps in Implant Dental Nursing course has given me all the basic knowledge I require to start Implant nursing.Emma has been an amazing tutor and has given me so many tips and advice. The course has really helped me with understand what I can and can’t do when I have donned and sterile. It has also taught me the terminology I need and how I can track the patients progress which I stered using in practice straight away. Brilliant course and would recommend it to anyone starting out with Implants

Hannah Berwick, First Steps in Implant Dental Nursing

I can not thank Becki enough for her amazing tutoring throughout this course. Her knowledge and experience gave me a real insight into the role of a Practice Management. Becki was always patient and went the extra mile to ensure I was getting the most out of the course - thank you Becki! The student portal was very easy to use and the course material provided was very informative. I would highly recommend Glenys Bridges and I look forward to my journey as a qualified Practice Manager.

Hana Iqbal, Level 4 Dental Practice Management

I started the introduction to team leading skills for dental nurses and carried on to the higher skills for lead dental nurses. The course has given me lots of new ideas to help with my team and given me a greater understanding of my role as a lead dental nurse. It taught me things that I never realised are part of my job role and I’m looking forward to getting more involved in different areas at my practice. Glenys was very flexible with tutorial times and worked around when I was free and set achievable goals that suited my work and home life. I would definitely recommend this course to lead dental nurses and I can’t wait to start my next course!

Hannah Berwick, Higher Skills for Lead Dental Nurses- S2 Home

I found this course extremely helpful in explaining how I as a dental nurse can help to assist the dentists and the patient during a rubber dam procedure. I am interested in completing further training in placing rubber dam myself, especially with the current circumstances p.

Hannah Berwick , Introduction to rubber dam for dental nurses-Individual CPD

It helped me understand why a rubber dam is used

Ss, Introduction to rubber dam for dental nurses-Individual CPD

I really enjoyed learning what it takes to become a care coordinator and the skills needed. Emma was such a great help in developing my knowledge beyond my potential. I am really grateful that that I had her as a tutor as she made me gain further understanding of how this role should be applied in practice. I am looking forward to put this new qualification to use and I hope to pick up more qualifications from this platform :)

Sarah Nsiah- Amoakoh, Higher Skills in Dental Care Coordination

I found this implant dental nursing ECPD course extremely useful. I am the lead dental nurse at my practice and we are in the process of our new implantologist starting. I knew nothing about implant nursing before this course but now I know terminology, the difference between a sterilised nurse and a non sterilised nurse, the correct way to set up the surgery and so much more. This has given me the basic knowledge I require to assist our implantologist.

Hannah Berwick, Introduction to Implant Dental Nursing- Individual CPD

My third course with Glenys and I would definitely recommend to anyone great help along the way and flexible tutorial times ! Can’t wait to start the next one!!

Lucy Willis, Lead Roles for Care Excellence 2020-Active In-house virtual CPD

My third course with Glenys and I would definitely recommend to anyone great help along the way and flexible tutorial times ! Can’t wait to start the next one!!

Lucy Willis, Lead Roles for Care Excellence 2020-Active In-house virtual CPD

I recently completed the Advanced Team Leading Skills for Dental Nurses S-1. I have 20 years experience of working as a dental nurse and stepped into the role of a lead nurse a few years ago. Although I am a very experienced nurse I initially found stepping into this role a bit tough as I wasn't used to managing others and didn't like asking the other nurses to do things. I would actually do them by myself rather than ask. Throughout this course I learnt that it is important to allocate and delegate tasks to the other nurses.This gives me time to do other tasks I have to do and also makes the other nurses role more enjoyable as they are being given the opportunity to do something different. I had Edita as my tutor and she was fantastic. She was very upbeat and passionate when we had our tutorials each week. Her passion also made me feel motivated. This course and Editas support made me believe in myself. I would highly recommend and look forward to doing further training with Glenys Bridges in the future. The best part of this course for me was gaining my Certificate of Acheivement.

Lisa Clark, Advanced Team Leading Skills for Dental Nurses -S 1

I have been a member of the Glenys Bridges team for over a two and a half years, and have been treated with respect and care ever since. Glenys is very professional, enlightening and insightful to individual student needs. My tutoring sessions with her are really amazing and transformative for me, and she helped me to progress from a Lead dental nurse to Practice Manager. I was going through a rough time and I wasn't sure I would make it, but she showed me that I am important and helped me get through the tough time. Thank you for the past few years, I’ve really enjoyed working with you, and I feel it has been a valuable experience. I have already recommended your services and will continue to do so!

Patrycja Galonzka , Level 5 Diploma for Dental CQC Registered Managers (RQF)

I have completed the Higher Skills for Lead Dental Nurses course with the amazing tutor Edita. Edita is such a warm and friendly person with unavailable knowledge and experience. She helped me to go through the whole course smoothly, without stress and always with good advice. During all tutorials, Edita was giving me support and she motivated me to believe in myself and my future. The skills and knowledge I gained during this course help me every day at work to be a good and confident Lead Nurse. I put into practice everything I have learned and I love to share my knowledge with my colleagues. I would higtly recommend all courses provided by Glenys Bridges and Partners to everyone

Justyna P, Higher Skills for Lead Dental Nurses- S2 Home

This course has been extremely enlightening, useful and enjoyable. The workshops for me were the highlight of the course as its great to interact with others and have all that lovely information explained to you. As I am about to help set up a new business the whole course has set me up to do this with knowledge , tools and confidence. Glenys is a great tutor and offered as much support as I felt I needed and never put me under pressure. I feel sad I have finished the course but hope to attend workshops run by Glenys in the future. Many thanks Sandra Kudla

Sandra Kudla, Advanced Dental Practice Management Skills S3

I am a mature student and without the encouragement and the belief I my ability I truly believe I would not have been able to complete the course. As a result of completing this course I feel that as a Dental Nurse I have both gained confidence in myself and my ability and have a wealth of new knowledge to use in my job. I can not thank you enough Edita x you are amazing x

Heidi, Advanced Team Leading Skills for Dental Nurses -S 1

I've just completed my Course in High skills in Dental Care Coordination and I honestly couldn't recommend Glenys Bridges enough. Had continuous support from Edita my tutor throughout the Course to help me achieve it! The webiste is simple and easy to use to upload work. I have gained great knowledge on Care Coordination and I am very happy I did my course with Glenys Bridges! Highly Recommend

Zoe , Higher Skills in Dental Care Coordination

This course was a great course to complete alongside my working week. I was able to complete studies at my own pace and receive support from tutors whenever needed. The high point of this course was learning how to performance manage and support my staff effectively to ensure they develop fully in their career. This also means that the business get the best out of their staff. I have benefited hugely from this course as it has given me the confidence to manage my practice effectively and provided me with the knowledge to apply to my work. The tutor support with Gleny's Bridges is second to none. I was able to receive support and advice whenever needed. I would definitely recommend them as a course provider.

Amy Littler , Level 4 Dental Practice Management

I found the course really helped me as I'm newly lead nurse. I found Becki really helped me with different approaches to leading my team. I even spoke to Becki about helping me with preparation to selling our practice. Becki is a great teacher and really cares for the people she helps.

ET, Introduction to Team Leading Skills for Dental Nurses-

Dear Glenys and Edita, The course, Introduction to Team Leading was extremely informative and the approach/teaching was very professional. The one day worship help me recognise differences between being a Manager and Team Leader, and give me an opportunity to gain initial knowledge how to communicate and inspire Dental Nurse Team. I am very keen to enhance my skills and knowledge in this direction.

AB, Introduction to Team Leading for Dental Nurses- Workshop

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Glenys Bridges & Partners
Practice Pathways

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Castle Bromwich
Birmingham
B36 9JA
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Dental Training Course Provider of the Year 2020/21 Winner