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Inspection report

Date of Inspection: 10 December 2012
Date of Publication: 25 January 2013
Inspection Report published 25 January 2013 PDF

Overview

Inspection carried out on 10 December 2012

During an inspection looking at part of the service

During our inspection, we spoke with four people, four staff, and the practice manager.

Arrangements were in place to ensure that people consented to their treatment, before this was delivered. One person told us, �The dentist always asks me.�

We found that improvements had been made to protect people from harm. Staff were aware of their responsibilities and action had been taken to ensure that staff were confident with the procedure they should follow.

Whilst some improvements had been made, we continued to find inappropriate practices in one treatment room. This meant that people could not be assured that the instruments used were safe and would protect them from the risk of infection.

We found that only appropriate medicines, which were needed, were available at the dental practice.

We found that some action had been taken to ensure staff checks were carried out. However, these checks had not been completed to ensure that staff were suitable to work with all people.

Staff training records showed that improvements had been made in the availability of this information, and in the training opportunities that staff were offered. One staff said, �I have had all the training now.�

We found that improvements had been made in securely storing people�s dental records.