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Archived: Shams Moopen Dental Practice - Luton Also known as Dental Practice - Luton

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Inspection report

Date of Inspection: 18 December 2012
Date of Publication: 12 January 2013
Inspection Report published 12 January 2013 PDF

People should be cared for in a clean environment and protected from the risk of infection (outcome 8)

Meeting this standard

We checked that people who use this service

  • Providers of services comply with the requirements of regulation 12, with regard to the Code of Practice for health and adult social care on the prevention and control of infections and related guidance.

How this check was done

We reviewed all the information we have gathered about Shams Moopen Dental Practice - Luton, looked at the personal care or treatment records of people who use the service, carried out a visit on 18 December 2012 and talked with people who use the service. We talked with staff.

Our judgement

People were cared for in a clean, hygienic environment. People were protected from the risk of infection because appropriate guidance had been followed.

Reasons for our judgement

When we visited this surgery we saw that all areas, including clinical, non-clinical and storage areas, were clean and tidy. In the treatment rooms we saw that a variety of protective equipment such as eye shields, gloves and bibs were available. Clean and dirty areas of the treatment rooms and the decontamination room were clearly defined.

During our visit the practice manager described the de-contamination and sterilisation processes to us, and showed us records that were being maintained to monitor the service’s infection control practices. These had been regularly audited by the practice manager to ensure standards were being maintained.

Records confirmed that staff had received infection control training and that waste materials were disposed of correctly. This showed that there were effective systems in place to reduce the risk and spread of infection.

There was a good supply of dental equipment, which meant there was always an adequate supply of clean equipment. This allowed the required time for the sterilisation process, even during busy periods. We saw that sterilised equipment was correctly bagged, labelled and stored ready for use.