• Dentist
  • Dentist

76 Harley Street Limited

76 Harley Street, London, W1G 7HH

Provided and run by:
76 Harley Street Limited

All Inspections

20 February 2023

During a routine inspection

We carried out this announced comprehensive on 20 February 2023 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 practice 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 a specialist dental advisor.

To get to the heart of patients’ experiences of care and treatment, we always ask the following 5 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:

  • The dental clinic appeared clean and well-maintained.
  • The practice had infection control procedures which reflected published guidance.
  • Staff knew how to deal with medical emergencies. Appropriate medicines and life-saving equipment were available.
  • The practice had systems to manage risks for patients, staff, equipment and the premises.
  • Safeguarding processes were in place and staff knew their responsibilities for safeguarding vulnerable adults and children.
  • The practice had staff recruitment procedures which reflected current legislation.
  • Clinical staff provided patients’ care and treatment in line with current guidelines.
  • Patients were treated with dignity and respect. Staff took care to protect patients’ privacy and personal information.
  • Staff provided preventive care and supported patients to ensure better oral health.
  • The appointment system worked efficiently to respond to patients’ needs.
  • The frequency of appointments was agreed between the dentist and the patient, giving due regard to National Institute of Health and Care Excellence (NICE) guidelines.
  • There was effective leadership and a culture of continuous improvement.
  • Staff felt involved, supported and worked as a team.
  • Staff and patients were asked for feedback about the services provided.
  • Complaints were dealt with positively and efficiently.
  • The practice had information governance arrangements.
  • Improvements were required to the radiographic and infection prevention and control audit process, ensuring a legionella risk assessment was undertaken, and in the practice’s handling of sharps. .


76 Harley Street Limited is in the City of Westminster and provides private dental care and treatment for adults and children.

There is step free access to the practice for people who use wheelchairs and those with pushchairs. Car parking spaces, including dedicated parking for disabled people, are available near the practice. The practice has made reasonable adjustments to support patients with access requirements.

The dental team includes 13 dentists, 6 dental nurses, 1 dental hygienist, 1 practice manager and 1 receptionist. The practice has 5 treatment rooms.

During the inspection we spoke with two dentists, two dental nurses, a dental hygienist, a receptionist and the practice manager. We looked at practice policies, procedures and other records to assess how the service is managed.

The practice is open:

Mon – Thurs: 9:00am – 6:00pm
Friday: 9:00am – 5:00pm
Saturday: 9:00am – 3:00pm
Sunday: Closed

There were areas where the provider could make improvements. They should:

  • Improve the practice's risk management systems for monitoring and mitigating the various risks arising from the undertaking of the regulated activities. Particularly in regard to legionella
  • Take action to ensure audits of radiography and infection prevention and control are undertaken at regular intervals to improve the quality of the service. Practice should also ensure that, where appropriate, audits have documented learning points and the resulting improvements can be demonstrated.
  • Improve the practice’s sharps procedures to ensure the practice is in compliance with the Health and Safety (Sharp Instruments in Healthcare) Regulations 2013.

7 December 2012

During a routine inspection

We spoke to service users at the visit. All patients we spoke to were happy with the care and treatment they received. Patients reported that they were 'very happy' and 'well cared for'. They reported the staff to be 'very friendly'. Patients were aware of the costs of treatment and had received written information. People requiring treatment will have a consultation and proposed treatments discussed with them in confidence. Evidence from written feedback showed that people were satisfied with the service and their involvement in making decisions about care and treatment.

18 January 2012

During a routine inspection

People using the service told us that they were given sufficient information about their treatment and were satisfied with the care they received. People felt safe at the practice and had their privacy and dignity respected by staff at all times.