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Dr Mehran Sanei - Harley Street

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Inspection report

Date of Inspection: 16 March 2012
Date of Publication: 24 April 2012
Inspection Report published 24 April 2012 PDF | 46.31 KB

People should be cared for in a clean environment and protected from the risk of infection (outcome 8)

Meeting this standard

We checked that people who use this service

  • Providers of services comply with the requirements of regulation 12, with regard to the Code of Practice for health and adult social care on the prevention and control of infections and related guidance.

How this check was done

We reviewed all the information we hold about this provider, carried out a visit on 16/03/2012 and talked to staff.

Our judgement

Overall Dr Mehran Sanei – Harley Street was meeting this outcome.

People who use the service are protected by the systems that ensure the practice is clean and without risk of infection.

User experience

People told us that the practice environment was always welcoming and kept clean.

Other evidence

The practice was clean, hygienic and cleaned daily. It was equipped and refurbished to high standard. The dental nurse showed how the treatment room was cleaned each patient leaves. Plastic covers were removed and surfaces swabbed down. We reviewed the decontamination policies and procedures and staff showed us the decontamination procedure for cleaning and sterilising the equipment. After initial cleaning, the instruments are placed in an ultrasonic bath in the treatment room. The dental nurse transports the instruments to the decontamination room in a secure box. Then, following a dirty to clean flow, instruments are manually cleaned, checked and then sterilised in an autoclave.

The practice has plans in place for upgrading the decontamination facilities to include better surfaces and an additional sink.

Decontamination procedures follow the most recent Department of Health guidelines. Many instruments used in the practice are single use only. Records showed that equipment used in the decontamination process was cleaned and monitored daily, and regularly maintained. The water system had been regularly monitored to reduce the risk of legionella.

Staff had been trained in infection control, with the dental nurse as the designated person who leads on infection control. The practice had an infection control auditing system in place and we saw examples of the audits.

There is a policy and procedure for dealing with blood borne viruses and for accidental inoculation injuries. We saw sharps bins and appropriate disposal for clinical waste. Staff wear personal protective equipment during examination and treatment sessions.