I qualified from Leeds Dental Hospital in 1985 and have been in general dental practice, both in the NHS and private sector. My experience includes running a practice for 13 years.
In 2016, I was awarded the Pg Cert in Dental Law and Ethics, and the Cardiff University Bond Solon Expert Witness Certificate. Since then, I am a Clinical Expert and Clinical Adviser with the General Dental Council. I am also a registered Expert Witness with Dental Protection and Dental Defence Union.
Besides writing reports for the GDC and on instructions from solicitors, I have had broad experience in supporting colleagues and staff though different life crises including running a practice, anxiety and depression, terminal illness, domestic abuse, single parenthood and career development.
Although dentistry is a rewarding profession, it can also be an isolating experience and we can all benefit from having someone by our side at some point. This is especially so within the current climate of increasing litigation and compliance. Many of us have to juggle clinical work with running a practice and being there for our families and friends. Wouldn’t it be nice just to step off from the treadmill and catch your breath and reflect on where you would really like to be next? And to do all this without feeling overwhelmed or even guilty? I would be happy to embark on this journey with you together.