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Mydentist - Richardshaw Lane - Pudsey Also known as mydentist

Reports


Inspection carried out on 28 January 2019

During a routine inspection

We carried out this announced inspection on 28 January 2019 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 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 five questions:

• Is it safe?

• Is it effective?

• Is it caring?

• Is it responsive to people’s needs?

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

Are services effective?

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

Are services caring?

We found that this practice was providing caring services in accordance with the relevant regulations.

Are services responsive?

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

Are services well-led?

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

Background

My Dentist Richardshaw Lane is based in Pudsey and provides NHS and private dental treatment to adults and children. They also provide dental implants.

There is level access for people who use wheelchairs and those with pushchairs. Car parking spaces are available on the street outside the practice.

The dental team includes eight dentists, 15 dental nurses, one dental hygienist, three receptionists, and a practice manager. The practice has 7 treatment rooms.

The practice is owned by a company and as a condition of registration must have a person registered with the Care Quality Commission 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. The registered manager at My Dentist Richardshaw Lane -Pudsey is the practice manager.

On the day of inspection, we collected 22 CQC comment cards filled in by patients.

During the inspection we spoke with three dentists, three dental nurses, two receptionists, the area and regulatory managers 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 to Friday 8am to 5:30pm and Saturday 9-12pm

Our key findings were:

  • The practice appeared 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 suitable safeguarding processes and staff knew their responsibilities for safeguarding vulnerable adults and children.
  • The provider had thorough staff recruitment procedures.
  • 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 were providing preventive care and supporting patients to ensure better oral health.
  • The appointment system took account of patients’ needs.
  • The provider had effective leadership and culture of continuous improvement.
  • Staff felt involved and supported and worked well as a team.
  • The provider asked patients for feedback about the services they provided.
  • The provider dealt with complaints positively and efficiently.
  • The provider had suitable information governance arrangements.

Inspection carried out on 2 May 2013

During a routine inspection

During the inspection we had the opportunity to speak with two people who used the service. They told us they were satisfied with the care and treatment provided.

Their comments included: �Had loads of treatment here, can�t fault it, been brilliant� and �Fantastic, great dentist, very thorough� and �They always tell you how much its going to cost and give you a printed sheet�.

We found the provider had appropriate systems in place to ensure consent was gained before they proceeded with examination or treatment.

We found the provider had taken steps which ensured the care and welfare of people who used the service. There were arrangements in place to deal with medical emergencies.

We found the provider operated in clean and tidy facilities and had suitable infection prevention and control protocols in place.

We found the provider had appropriate arrangements in place to ensure staff received suitable training.

We saw evidence there was an appropriate system in place for listening to and acting on people�s comments and concerns.