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Archived: Smile Orthodontics Yorkshire

Northway Clinic, Northway, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO12 7AF (01723) 506951

Provided and run by:
Smile Orthodontics Yorkshire LLP

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Overall inspection

Updated 20 December 2017

We carried out a desk based follow- up inspection of Smile Orthodontics Yorkshire on 1 December 2017.

We had undertaken an announced comprehensive inspection of this service on 24 August 2017 as part of our regulatory functions where a breach of legal requirements was found

After the comprehensive inspection, the practice manager wrote to us to say what they would do to meet the legal requirements in relation to the breach. This report only covers our findings in relation to that requirement.

We reviewed the practice against one of the five questions we ask about services: is the service well led? You can read the report from our last comprehensive inspection, by selecting the 'all reports' link for Smile Orthodontics Yorkshire on our website at www.cqc.org.uk.

We revisited 1 December 2017 as part of this review and checked whether they had followed their action plan and to confirm that they now met the legal requirements. We carried out this announced desk based inspection 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.

To get to the heart of patients’ experiences of care and treatment, we asked the following question:

• Is it well-led?

This question forms the framework for the areas we look at during the inspection.

Our findings were:

Are services well-led?

We found that this practice was providing well-led care in accordance with the relevant regulations


Smile Orthodontics Yorkshire is in Scarborough and provides NHS orthodontic treatment to children and minimal private treatment to adults.

There is level access for people who use wheelchairs and pushchairs. Car parking spaces, including space for patients with disabled badges, are available near the practice.

The dental team includes two orthodontists, four dental nurses who also cover reception and a practice manager.

The practice is owned by a company and as a condition of registration must have a person registered with the Care Quality Commission as the registered manager. Registered managers have legal responsibility for meeting the requirements in the Health and Social Care Act 2008 and associated regulations about how the practice is run. The registered manager at Smile Orthodontics Yorkshire was one of the partners.

We spoke with the practice manager and asked for supporting information to be sent to the inspection to show where improvements had been made.

The practice is open:

Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm.

Our key findings were:

  • The practice had suitable safeguarding processes. We found all staff knew their responsibilities for safeguarding adults and children.
  • Staff treated patients with dignity and respect and took care to protect their privacy and personal information.
  • The appointment system met patients’ needs.
  • The practice had effective leadership. We were told staff felt supported and listened to.
  • The practice asked staff and patients for feedback about the services they provided. We were told this was now acted upon.