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Inspection report

Date of Inspection: 11 February 2014
Date of Publication: 4 March 2014
Inspection Report published 04 March 2014 PDF

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 looked at the personal care or treatment records of people who use the service, carried out a visit on 11 February 2014, talked with people who use the service and talked with staff.

Our judgement

People were protected from the risk of infection because appropriate guidance had been followed.

Reasons for our judgement

The Code of Practice on the prevention and control of infections for health and adult social care requires providers to have adequate systems in place to prevent and control infection. Dental practices have a responsibility to adopt safe systems of working with respect to cross-infection and decontamination.

The practice manager explained and showed us how they made sure all equipment and instruments were cleaned. Systems were in place to clean, sterilise and store the instruments that were needed at the practice. Instruments were placed into dated pouches consistent with the national guidelines. We saw that personal protective equipment, disposable gloves and aprons, were readily available to use. Hand washing facilities were provided in the dentist’s surgery, the decontamination and sterilisation rooms. This meant that equipment and robust procedures were in place to reduce the risk of contamination and infections.

We observed that all areas with this practice appeared clean and hygienic. The practice manager told us about the cleaning schedules and we saw documentary evidence of the list of the tasks that had been completed at specific times each day. This meant that there were effective cleaning processes in place to maintain a safe and hygienic environment.