A series of events to support practice development were held in London, Birmingham and Manchester in June by the Hakim Group.

The roadshow was designed to give independent practices the chance to take part in workshops and one-to-one sessions with teams and provide access to tools for growing their businesses.

Sally Litchfield, head of people at the Hakim Group, said: ‘Our goals are not just about growing our family of independent practices, we want to nurture what we think is possible in terms of job satisfaction and personal development right across the sector.

‘Our teams want more than just a nine to five; they are looking for the ‘experience’ of work, including a feeling of belonging, and, more broadly, a sense of purpose. At Hakim Group, our culture already delivers this, and much more. We put people first and our teams feel trusted and encouraged to have the professional freedom to do what’s right by every patient.’

Another roadshow will take place in 2023 and the group planned to visit extra locations so more Hakim practice partners and other independents across the UK could attend. CPD at the event was delivered by Bausch and Lomb, Optos and Hoya.