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Inspection carried out on 10 April 2019

During a routine inspection

We carried out this announced inspection on 10 April 2019 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 CQC inspector who was supported by a specialist dental adviser.

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

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 caring?

We found that this practice was providing caring services in accordance with the relevant regulations.

Are services responsive?

We found that this practice was providing responsive 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.

Background

Brookview Dental Care is in East Leake to the south of Nottingham and provides NHS dental and private dental treatment to adults and children. This report relates to the NHS treatment provided.

There is level access for people who use wheelchairs and those with pushchairs. The practice has two treatment rooms which are on the ground floor.

The dental team includes two dentists, one dental hygienist, four dental nurses, one receptionist, and one assistant practice manager. In addition one dentist and one dental nurse visit the practice upon invitation from the principal dentist, in order to provide dental implant treatment as required.

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.

On the day of inspection, we collected 84 CQC comment cards filled in by patients and spoke with one patient in the practice.

During the inspection we spoke with one dentist, two dental nurses and a receptionist. We looked at practice policies and procedures and other records about how the service is managed.

The practice is open: Monday from 8am to 5pm, Tuesday from 9am to 4pm, Wednesday and Thursday from 8.30am to 5.30pm and Friday from 8am to 4pm. The practice is closed on Saturday and Sunday.

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 were available.
  • The practice 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 the staff recruitment information required by the Regulations.
  • 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 were providing preventive care and supporting patients to ensure better oral health.
  • The appointment system took account of patients’ needs.
  • Staff felt involved and supported and worked well as a team.
  • The provider asked staff and patients for feedback about the services they provided.
  • The provider dealt with complaints positively and efficiently.
  • The provider had suitable information governance arrangements.

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

  • Review the practice's protocols and procedures to ensure visiting clinical staff are up to date with their mandatory training and their continuing professional development.