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Care Quality Commission
The practice is registered with the Care Quality Commission and meets all the standards set out by them which have been compulsory since 2011.
Denplan Excel is a quality assurance programme with regular inspections. The last inspection was carried out in April 2015.
Infection Control is an umbrella term that refers to the processes and protocols we follow to ensure that we do not put our patients or our team at risk of contracting an infection.
Our Practice Manger will be happy to answer any general questions you have.
Listed below are some of the many protocols we follow day in, day out, to protect you and us from potential harm...
Every time a patient leaves a surgery everything is wiped down - the chair, spittoon, light etc - with antibacterial wipes.
After use, dental instruments are immediately submerged in water filled airtight containers ready for safe carriage to the decontamination room
Clinical staff change their face masks and latex-free gloves after each and every patient.
Wherever possible we use 'single use' items. Examples are disposable napkins and plastic cups which are immediately thrown into clinical waste after use.
We have a dedicated, purpose built Decontamination Room where instruments are disinfected then sterilised in sealed pouches using 'hospital-quality' autoclaves.
All sterile instrument are kept in pouches and are date stamped to record the date the contents were sterilised and a 'use by' date.
All the appliances used to decontaminate and sterilise instruments are subject to continuous performance monitoring and are inspected, tested and validated annually by the manufacturers.
Surgeries and the Decontamination Room are deep cleaned at the end of every day and the floors mopped with a chlorine solution.
Water is regularly tested practice wide for purity and the Practice follows national guidelines for legionella testing with records kept.