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Inspection report

Date of Inspection: 29 October 2012
Date of Publication: 7 November 2012
Inspection Report published 7 November 2012 PDF

There should be enough members of staff to keep people safe and meet their health and welfare needs (outcome 13)

Meeting this standard

We checked that people who use this service

  • Are safe and their health and welfare needs are met by sufficient numbers of appropriate staff.

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 29 October 2012, talked with people who use the service and talked with staff.

Our judgement

There were enough qualified, skilled and experienced staff to meet people’s needs.

Reasons for our judgement

The overall responsibility for the service was with the Principal Dentist who was also the Registered Manager and the Managing Director. There were also four additional dentists in place.

There was a Clinical Director who oversaw the general day to day running of the service and was supported by a Senior Registered Dental Nurse and a Senior Receptionist. The practice employed six registered dental nurses, one of whom was the identified person with specific responsibility for infection prevention and control, and two trainee dental nurses.

During the visit, we looked at a selection of staff training files, which showed that the dental staff had the relevant qualifications and experience to deliver the services provided.

The Principal Dentist told us that they were adequately resourced to meet the needs of the people who use the service and had sufficient staff to cover for any absence.