The patient panel

In response to my recent post (and ezine article) about membership schemes, reader Ann Brosnan writes:

Hi Chris,


Great article about membership.


One thing I would add (as a patient) is how about being invited to join a ‘patient panel’ so that I can give feedback to the dental practice and be asked questions about my propensity to purchase new treatments. A win-win as they get the research, I feel valued and I know what developments are taking place in the world of dentistry.




That sounds like a really good idea to me – anybody out there doing it?


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Chris Barrow

Chris Barrow has been active as a consultant, trainer and coach to the UK dental profession for over 20 years. As a writer, his blog enjoys a strong following and he is a regular contributor to the dental press. Naturally direct, assertive and determined, he has the ability to reach conclusions quickly, as well as the sharp reflexes and lightness of touch to innovate, change tack and push boundaries. In 2014 he appeared as a “castaway” in the first season of the popular reality TV show “The Island with Bear Grylls”. His main professional focus is as Coach Barrow, providing coaching and mentorship to independent dentistry.