Exciting news about dental nurse benefits

It’s an exciting time here at Portman as we are delighted to announce some revolutionary changes to our dental nurse pay and benefits package.

As a business, we are passionate about delivering exceptional patient care through a combination of clinical excellence, significant investment in technology and the delivery of a first-class patient experience. We understand that a quality patient experience can only be achieved with the essential care and expertise of our amazing dental nurses. 



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Exciting news about dental nurse benefits

It’s an exciting time here at Portman as we are delighted to announce some revolutionary changes to our dental nurse pay and benefits package.

As a business, we are passionate about delivering exceptional patient care through a combination of clinical excellence, significant investment in technology and the delivery of a first-class patient experience. We understand that a quality patient experience can only be achieved with the essential care and expertise of our amazing dental nurses. 

Recently, we undertook a full review of nurse compensation and benefits and have committed to making significant additional investments in our dental nurse population as a result of this.

Portman already provides some industry leading benefits to our nurses that are well ahead of most other groups and independent practices. For example, all our trainee nurses are paid at National Minimum or National Living Wage (depending on age), colleagues have 2 weeks of sick leave, we pay for GDC registration as well as all CPD for all our nurses, and on top of 20 days holiday each year, we also have special days which let colleagues celebrate significant life events, including their birthday, every year. 

Following our recent review, we are investing an initial £1.2m in further improving the overall compensation and benefits package for nurses. Changes we are making include:

  • Effective 1st January 2022, we are making a commitment to pay all qualified nurses a minimum hourly rate of £10.25. We’ll also be undertaking a wider review of nurse compensation in early 2022


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  • Also from 1st January 2022, all Portman employees will receive improvements in our family-friendly proposition. From 1st January maternity provision will increase to 90% of salary for 3 months and paid paternity leave will be introduced alongside this. We are very excited to be making this investment as it’s important to them as a people-focused organisation to support colleagues fortunate enough to become new parents.
  • In addition, during FY22 we’ll be introducing additional learning and development opportunities for our nursing and reception colleagues and establishing clear career pathways to help our colleagues build their careers in Portman.

Whilst we are excited to make this initial investment that will bring immediate changes and improvements to many of our nursing colleagues, we are firmly committed to continually evolving our proposition to ensure Portman remains the employer of choice for the best dental nurses in the country. 

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