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Inspection carried out on 19 April 2016

During a routine inspection

We carried out an unannounced inspection of this practice on 15 February 2016. Breaches of legal requirements were found. After the inspection, the practice wrote to us to say what they would do to meet legal requirements in relation to safe care and treatment.

We undertook this focused inspection to check they had followed their plan and to confirm they now met legal requirements. This report only covers our findings in relation to those requirements. You can read the report from our last comprehensive inspection, by selecting the 'all reports' link for Bondgate Dental Practice on our website at www.cqc.org.uk.

Our findings were:

Are services safe?

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

Background

Bondgate dental practice is situated in the centre of Helmsley, North Yorkshire close to public transport links. The practice has two treatment rooms, a waiting area and a reception area.

The practice had no registered manager at the time. A registered manager is a person who is registered with the Care Quality Commission to manage the service. Like registered providers, they are ‘registered persons’. Registered persons have legal responsibility for meeting the requirements in the Health and Social Care Act 2008 and associated Regulations about how the practice is run.

Our key findings were:

  • Equipment including the compressor was replaced and validated giving due regard to the pressure vessel certification requirements.
  • The practice is now compliant with its legal obligations under Ionising Radiation Regulations (IRR) 99 and Ionising Radiation (Medical Exposure) Regulation (IRMER) 2000 including having a named RPA for the practice and equipment.

Inspection carried out on 15 February 2016

During an inspection to make sure that the improvements required had been made

We carried out an unannounced focused inspection on 15 February 2016 to ask the practice the following key questions; Are services safe?

Our findings were:

Are services safe?

We found that this practice was not providing safe care in accordance with the relevant regulations.

Background

Bondgate dental practice is situated in the centre of Helmsley, North Yorkshire close to public transport links. The practice has two treatment rooms, a waiting area and a reception area.

The practice has no registered manager at this time. A registered manager is a person who is registered with the Care Quality Commission to manage the service. Like registered providers, they are ‘registered persons’. Registered persons have legal responsibility for meeting the requirements in the Health and Social Care Act 2008 and associated Regulations about how the practice is run.

We identified regulations that were not being met and the provider must:

  • Ensure equipment including the compressor is serviced and validated giving due regard to the pressure vessel certification requirements.
  • Ensure that the practice is compliant with its legal obligations under Ionising Radiation Regulations (IRR) 99 and Ionising Radiation (Medical Exposure) Regulation (IRMER) 2000 including having a named RPA for the practice and equipment.

You can see full details of the regulation not being met at the end of this report.