• Dentist
  • Dentist

Chichele House Dental Care

42 Kingsley Road, Northampton, Northamptonshire, NN2 7BL (01293) 515500

Provided and run by:
Stephen Cowley, Roderick Ingham and Jose Angelo

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We are carrying out a review of quality at Chichele House Dental Care. We will publish a report when our review is complete. Find out more about our inspection reports.

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Overall inspection

Updated 14 December 2021

We carried out this announced inspection on 28 October 2021 under section 60 of the Health and Social Care Act 2008 as part of our regulatory functions. We planned the inspection to check whether the registered provider was meeting the legal requirements in the Health and Social Care Act 2008 and associated regulations. The inspection was led by a Care Quality Commission, (CQC), inspector who was supported by a specialist dental adviser.

To get to the heart of patients’ experiences of care and treatment, we always ask the following questions:

• Is it safe?

• Is it effective?

• Is it well-led?

These questions form the framework for the areas we look at during the inspection.

Our findings were:

Are services safe?

We found this practice was providing safe care in accordance with the relevant regulations.

Are services effective?

We found this practice was providing effective care in accordance with the relevant regulations.

Are services well-led?

We found this practice was providing well-led care in accordance with the relevant regulations.

Background

Chichele House Dental Care is in Northampton and provides NHS and private dental care and treatment for adults and children.

The practice is based on the first floor of a shared building and is not accessible for people who use wheelchairs and those with pushchairs. Car parking spaces are available at the rear of the practice.

The dental team includes two dentists, a specialist orthodontist, two dental nurses, one of whom is a trainee, one dental hygienist, a practice manager, administrator and two receptionists. The practice has three treatment rooms and a dedicated decontamination room.

The practice is owned by a company and as a condition of registration must have a person registered with the CQC as the registered manager. Registered managers have legal responsibility for meeting the requirements in the Health and Social Care Act 2008 and associated regulations about how the practice is run. At the time of inspection there was no registered manager in post as required as a condition of registration. An application was received by CQC prior to the inspection to register the current practice manager.

During the inspection we spoke with two dentists, two dental nurses, one dental hygienist, one receptionist and the practice manager. We looked at practice policies and procedures and other records about how the service is managed.

The practice is open:

Monday - 9:00am -17:00pm

Tuesday - 9:00am -17:00pm

Wednesday - 9:00am -18:30pm

Thursday - 9:00am -18:30pm

Friday - 9:00am -17:00pm

Our key findings were:

  • The practice appeared to be visibly clean and well-maintained.
  • The provider had infection control procedures which reflected published guidance.
  • Staff knew how to deal with emergencies. Appropriate medicines and life-saving equipment were available.
  • The provider had systems to help them manage risk to patients and staff.
  • The provider had safeguarding processes and staff knew their responsibilities for safeguarding vulnerable adults and children.
  • The provider had staff recruitment procedures which reflected current legislation.
  • The clinical staff provided patients’ care and treatment in line with current guidelines.
  • Staff treated patients with dignity and respect and took care to protect their privacy and personal information.
  • Staff provided preventive care and supported patients to ensure better oral health.
  • The appointment system took account of patients’ needs.
  • The provider had effective leadership and a culture of continuous improvement.
  • Staff felt involved and supported and worked as a team.
  • The provider asked staff and patients for feedback about the services they provided.
  • The provider dealt with complaints positively and efficiently.
  • The provider had information governance arrangements.