Acts of kindness during Mental Health Awareness Week
20th May 2020
This week is Mental Health Awareness Week (18-22 May 2020) and the theme is 'Kindness' We'd like to share with you this… read more
October is Black History Month in the UK, the theme for this year is: ‘Black to the Past.’ Black History Month (IBHM-UK) aims to uncover and spread stories that have been lost or hidden. The journey to recognition for people from minority groups is more difficult. Their achievements are therefore all the more inspiring.
The theme for Black History Month 2021 looks back at history with a view to updating the conversation for the future. By looking at the valuable contributions people have made to our culture we can work together to further inclusivity and equal opportunity.
Did you know?
” The NHS is the largest employer of people from black and minority ethnic backgrounds in the country and across Europe, the objective of Race Ahead will be to tackle the workplace discrimination that some of our staff continue to face.”
Throughout October, the NHS has hosted a series of conversations and panel discussions. Topics covered explore issues such as:
Earlier this year, in May, the Diversity in Dentistry Action Group (DDAG) published a report entitled Equality, diversity and inclusion within dentistry. A profession wide commitment.
The report recognises the need for commitment to collaborative action for change. Key points listed are:
We acknowledge the need for ongoing action supporting equality, diversity and inclusion.
Traditionally dental practices in major cities, such as London, Birmingham, Manchester, have a more diverse workforce. Our practices across the west of England are committed to embracing a diverse workforce. We encourage job applications from talented and dedicated dental health professionals.
Earlier this year, The Home Office/Health Education England approved SpaDental to sponsor and mentor qualified dentists applying to work in the UK. We welcome the opportunity to work with talented professionals from around the world.
The process for dentists with overseas qualifications to work as a dentist in England is rigorous. Applicants must take an Overseas Registration Examination. Currently, there is a backlog of people waiting for the exam to resume, so meanwhile patients may benefit from having a trained dentist working as a dental therapist.
“The social justice movement towards a more equitable, diverse and inclusive society and profession, as a result of the Black Lives Matters movement, has prevailed against all odds, and that gives me an immense sense of hope and joy.” Funmi Oluwajana
We're delighted to share with you this thoughtful and informative testimonial from a patient, Mr Paul Robinson, who has recently completed several appointments with dentist at SpaDental Whitchurch. As you can read below, he's pleased he joined the practice. Top Class Dentistry "Spadental Whitchurch is located in Corser House, a 16th century grade II listed building which retains much of its original charm. It’s just off the main one-way street, that runs through the centre…More Testimonials
It hasn't been an easy year, but our patients have been so understanding. Thank you all so very much for your kind support and the lovely feedback we've received. Your kind support is very motivating It means a lot to the SpaDental Chard team to read your feedback. Your feedback is important to us as it helps us work on continual improvement of our services. Our sincere thanks to all of you have taken the…More Testimonials
We've been catching up with our patients to find out how their treatment has been over the last months. This has been such a hard year for many of us, personally and professionally, and access to dental care has been affected in many ways by the pandemic. We'd really like to take this opportunity, therefore, to thank you for your understanding. We know that you have had to cope with cancellations and changes to our…More Testimonials
With the ups and downs of the last year, we'd like to take this opportunity to thank all of our patients for your support and understanding. Your thoughtfulness is reflected in the considerate comments we've received in response to our request for feedback. We truly appreciate your kind thoughts. Thank you from all of us for your lovely reviews of SpaDental Tewkesbury. A selection of your reviews: "The service during the last few months has…More Testimonials
SpaDental Whitchurch dentist is accepting new private patients. A new patient testimonial After the closure of my local dentist in Whitchurch I telephoned Spa Dental who made me an appointment. Unfortunately I had an abscess on my tooth before my appointment date, for which I was given an emergency appointment. I am a very nervous patient and it took a long time to build confidence with my old dentist , therefore my nerves were bad and I…More Testimonials
Kind words from our patients mean a lot to us. Thank you! We're very happy to read reviews that commend the Plymouth team and the dentists "excellent care" and "professional service". Recent patient reviews commend our excellent care: "In safe and caring hands - Without exception the treatment I have received has been outstanding. From the reception staff through each of the individuals involved, their focus is on you and you're fully involved in any…More Testimonials
We very much enjoyed reading the lovely Saltash patient reviews we've received in response to our recent request for feedback. On behalf of all the staff, thank you so much for your lovely comments. We sincerely appreciate your kind words, and will also use your recommendations in our planning. SpaDental considers your review comments carefully. We read them all, and use the information we gather to guide our practice so we can keep on improving…More Testimonials
A very appreciative thank you to our patients from the clinicians and staff at SpaDental Chard. It has been a pleasure reading your comments because if our patients are happy, then we're happy. Feedback about the team and treatment from SpaDental Chard reviews "Everyone in the practice is efficient, professional and knowledgeable." - HCG "5 Star Dental Care - Being in the centre of Chard, [the SpaDental] surgery is easily accessible for most patients. The…More Testimonials
SpaDental Plymouth sincerely thanks everyone who responds to our request to review the practice. We love reading all your positive comments. That said, we also take on board the suggestions you make. Because we take Plymouth patient reviews seriously, we read them carefully to see if anyone is less than satisfied with their experience and we use that information to guide our practice. Our review rating of 4.7 stars (out of 5) highlights Plymouth patient…More Testimonials
This last week we asked our patients who have visited the practice in the last few months to submit their comments online. We truly appreciate your kind comments. Thank you from all of us for your lovely reviews. Read about our new treatment for patients who have breathing difficulties while they're sleeping. Your opinion is important. Amongst other questions, we ask patients whether or not they would recommend the surgery to their family and friends.…More Testimonials
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