I practice single-handed in Wythenshawe, where I`ve been for 18 years, employing local staff and playing our part in the community.

It is a fully NHS practice with over 40% of patients claiming benefit of some kind. I believe in building up trust to enable change in dietary and dental bad habits, although this is a serious uphill climb.

I joined the LDC to find out what is happening in dentistry before reading about changes in the press.

Currently Ian Hancock and I are forming a support group for other small practices and so far the feedback is good.