• Dentist
  • Dentist

Moorgate Dental

16 City Road, London, EC1Y 2AA (020) 7256 9447

Provided and run by:
Dr. Andrea Magauran

All Inspections

19 August 2021

During an inspection looking at part of the service

We carried out this announced inspection on 19 August 2021 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 Care Quality Commission (CQC) inspector who was supported by two specialist dental advisers.

To get to the heart of patients’ experiences of care and treatment, we usually ask five key questions. However, due to the ongoing pandemic and to reduce time spent on site, only the following three questions were asked:

• Is it safe?

• Is it effective?

• Is it well-led?

These are three of the five questions that 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 well-led?

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


Moorgate Dental is in Moorgate, in the London borough of Islington, and provides private general dental treatment to adults and children.

The practice is located in the basement of a building close to Old Street, Liverpool Street and Moorgate underground train stations. There is no level access into the building for people who use wheelchairs or those with pushchairs. The practice has one treatment room and a separate decontamination room.

The team includes the principal dentist and a dental nurse.

The practice is owned by an individual who is the principal dentist there. They have legal responsibility for meeting the requirements in the Health and Social Care Act 2008 and associated regulations about how the practice is run.

During the inspection we spoke with the principal dentist, the dental nurse and two patients. We looked at practice policies and procedures and other records about how the service is managed.

The practice is open to patients:

Monday to Thursday from 10am to 6pm.

Friday from 10am to 5pm.

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 was available.
  • The provider had systems to help them manage risk to patients and staff.
  • 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 provided preventive care and supported patients to ensure better oral health.
  • The provider had effective leadership and culture of continuous improvement.
  • Staff felt involved and supported and worked well as a team. Staff spoke openly about how much they enjoyed working at the practice.
  • The provider asked staff and patients for feedback about the services they provided. The provider had suitable information governance arrangements.

16 January 2014

During a routine inspection

Patients we spoke with during our inspection gave positive feedback about the care and treatment they received. One patient said, 'I am very happy with the service. The dentist helped resolve the problems I had in a timely manner.'

Another patient told us, 'The dentist is very thorough and attentive. It's a very good service. I have been coming a few years and each time I have been pleased and happy with the treatment and the care given.' This was echoed by another patient who said, 'The dentist is efficient and the treatment is effective.'

Four patients confirmed that the dentist had explained to them the treatment options and the costs involved. One patient said, 'The dentist always explains the treatment and how much it will cost.'

Staff had knowledge of the safeguarding procedures for the protection of vulnerable adults and children.

We found that the service had followed the hygiene code of practice and the guidelines on the decontamination of surgical instruments issued by the Department of Health.

There was an effective quality monitoring system in place, which had included regular auditing of all aspects of the practice. Patients' feedback had been sought and shortfalls had been promptly addressed to improve the service.