• Dentist
  • Dentist

Blossomfield Complete Dental Care

Blossomfield House 284-286, Blossomfield Road, Solihull, B91 1TH (0121) 711 6939

Provided and run by:
Envisage Dental UK Limited

All Inspections

29 November 2021

During an inspection looking at part of the service

We carried out this announced inspection on 29 November 2021 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 Care Quality Commission, (CQC), inspector who was supported by a specialist dental adviser.

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

• Is it safe?

• Is it effective?

• 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 this practice was providing safe care in accordance with the relevant regulations.

Are services effective?

We found this practice was providing effective care in accordance with the relevant regulations.

Are services well-led?

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


Blossomfield Complete Dental Care Dental Practice is in Solihull and provides private dental care and treatment for adults and children.

There is level access to the practice for people who use wheelchairs and those with pushchairs. The practice has a car park and unrestricted parking on local roads is also available.

The dental team includes three dentists, twelve dental nurses (including the practice administrator, two trainee nurses and a receptionist), one dental hygienist, six hygiene therapists, three receptionists and a practice manager. The practice has four treatment rooms.

The practice is owned by a company and as a condition of registration must have a person registered with the CQC 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 Blossomfield Complete Dental Care is the Clinical Director of Envisage Dental UK Limited.

During the inspection we spoke with one dentist, one dental nurse, the practice administrator, who is also a registered nurse, two receptionists and the practice manager. We looked at practice policies and procedures and other records about how the service is managed.

The practice is open: Monday and Tuesday from 8.15am to 5.30pm.

Wednesday from 8.15am to 7.30pm, Thursday from 8.15am to 8pm, Friday from 8.15am to 3.30pm and Saturday from 9am to 1pm.

Our key findings were:

  • The practice appeared to be visibly 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 provider had systems to help them manage risk to patients and staff.
  • The provider had safeguarding processes and staff knew their responsibilities for safeguarding vulnerable adults and children.
  • The provider had staff recruitment procedures which reflected current legislation.
  • 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 provided preventive care and supported patients to ensure better oral health.
  • The appointment system took account of patients’ needs.
  • The provider had effective leadership and a culture of continuous improvement.
  • Staff felt involved and supported and worked as a team.
  • The provider asked staff and patients for feedback about the services they provided.
  • The provider had information governance arrangements.

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

  • Take action to ensure that all the staff have received training, to an appropriate level, in the safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults.

  • Take action to implement any recommendations in the practice's fire safety risk assessment and ensure ongoing fire safety management is effective.

  • Improve the practice's recruitment policy and procedures to ensure accurate, complete and detailed records are maintained for all staff.