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We are delighted to launch the JCP Solicitors’ Healthcare Newsletter, to help our clients keep abreast of the latest news and events in their sector.

We have just seen the end of the NHS Year at 31st March 2017 and I am pleased to say that JCP’s Healthcare Team has been as busy as ever with instructions from dentists, doctors, pharmacists and veterinary surgeons.

The world of healthcare is an ever-evolving one, with the much-discussed plans for GP super-hubs on the agenda, recurring issues over NHS funding for GP Practices and with day to day topics like leases, contracts and client care to talk about.

I have given a special mention to the Annual Benchmarking Statistics produced by NASDAL as this is a state-of-the-nation review of dental practices that helps to ‘take the national temperature.’

If you have any questions, queries or feedback about the newsletter content please get in touch – and if we can help you with any legal concerns or issues raised here, please contact us.

Some Pain For Practitioners According to NASDAL Benchmarking Statistics

The just-released Annual Benchmarking Statistics, from the National Association of Dental Accountants and Lawyers (NASDAL) show some pain for practitioners, particularly for those who are operating single-handedly.

The figures detail a drop in profits of almost 12 percent for single-handed practices in the last two years.

It is NASDAL’s view that increasing costs and extra compliance burdens, coupled with the fact that practitioners feel unable to increase their fees, are hitting dentists hard.

The survey also shows the continuing fall in profits for Associates.

These annual benchmarking service statistics are gathered from accountants and members of NASDAL across the UK who together have acted for more than a quarter of self-employed dentists.