Often because we are all so very busy in our personal and professional lives it is sometimes easy to decide that the effort to attend the OHC is just too much - the travel, annual leave, child care, financial impact… However, I would urge those of you who may be still undecided that this is really core to being professional. I believe that we should all attend the BSDHT General Assembly of Members, whenever possible. The costs can also be set against your tax bill, whether you are employed or self employed.
The younger generations of hygienists and therapists, in particular, appear to attend in smaller numbers. Possibly because of all that is available on social media and online. However, once again I would urge you to come along. BSDHT needs you as much as you need BSDHT! You are the future and will need to become engaged in the issues that impact on how you practise in the future. One such example is our ongoing campaign for prescribing rights - just to be able to do our job! Another is the New Contract being rolled out with prevention at its heart - the core in everything we do.
We are a friendly and opinionated body, collectively and individually. Bring your ideas to the Executive and Publications teams in Telford. You will have the opportunity to voice your opinions, particularly about the publications - visit our stand, talk to us, tell us what you need and take our short survey.
However, no matter how long you have been practising, if you feel that you have just lost your sparkle, or have something to say, then do come along.
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