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Inspection report

Date of Inspection: 28 March 2012
Date of Publication: 8 May 2012
Inspection Report published 8 May 2012 PDF | 42.88 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 28/03/2012, talked to staff and talked to people who use services.

Our judgement

There are suitable arrangements in place to sure people health and welfare is both promoted and protected by way of effective disinfection and decontamination procedures.

User experience

The person we spoke to on the day of our visit did not raise any concerns regarding the cleanliness of the practice. They said that the practice always appeared to be clean and tidy.

Other evidence

The registered manager explained that suitable and adequate hand hygiene facilities including hand-wash basins, liquid soap, and disposable hand towels are provided. A look at the facilities confirmed this. Staff were seen to follow appropriate hand hygiene procedures and were able to describe their roles in relation infection control.

Information contained within the records at the practice gave details of the standard of cleaning required and which areas are to be cleaned between patients treatment. Information contained within the records shows that infection control audits take place, and that if improvements are needed, they take place. Staff have had training in infection prevention. One of the dentists explained that single use items are used once and disposed of.

There very good records held at the practice regarding the decontamination of equipment and the maintenance of the various machines and systems used. Records of daily tests and checks were seen, and the correct use of PPE (personal protective equipment) was also observed. Waste segregation takes place, secure storage of waste prior to disposal is maintained, and regular waste audits are completed with records kept.