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Pebble Dental Practice Also known as J Sainsburys

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Inspection summaries and ratings from previous provider


Overall summary & rating

Updated 17 March 2016

We carried out an announced comprehensive inspection on 26 January 2016 to ask the practice the following key questions; Are services safe, effective, caring, responsive and well-led?

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.

Centre for Dentistry is a general dental practice in Brighton, East Sussex, offering private dental treatment to adults and children.

The practice is situated inside J. Sainsbury’s supermarket in Lewes Road, Brighton. The practice has three treatment rooms (one of which is not in use), a decontamination room for the cleaning, sterilising and packing of dental instruments, a consultation room and a waiting/reception area. The main entrance to the practice is located on the first floor of J. Sainsbury’s. The treatment rooms are located on one floor within the practice. The practice has full disabled access.

The practice is open Monday to Thursday 8.00am to 8.00pm, 8.00am to 6.00pm on Fridays, 10.00am to 6.00pm on Saturdays and 11.00am to 3.30pm on Sundays.

Centre for Dentistry has two dentists, three dental nurses (one of whom is a trainee) and one receptionist. The team are supported by a practice manager who is also the registered manager. The registered manager is a person who is registered with the Care Quality Commission to manage the service. Like registered providers, they are ‘registered persons’. Registered persons have legal responsibility for meeting the requirements in the Health and Social Care Act 2008 and associated Regulations about how the practice is run.

Before the inspection we sent Care Quality Commission (CQC) comments cards to the practice for patients to complete to tell us about their experience of the practice. We collected 20 completed cards. All of the comments cards provided a positive view of the service the practice provides. Patients commented that staff were professional, friendly and caring. Patients wrote that they were treated with dignity and respect. Many patients commented that the practice was clean and hygienic. We also spoke with one patient during our inspection who was highly satisfied with the treatment and support they had received at the practice.

Our key findings were:

  • There were systems in place to reduce the risk and spread of infection. The practice was visibly clean and well maintained.
  • There were systems in place to check all equipment had been serviced regularly, including the steriliser, fire extinguishers, oxygen cylinder and the X-ray equipment.
  • The practice had effective systems in place to gain the comments and views of people who used the service.
  • Patients were highly satisfied with the treatment they received and were complimentary about staff at the practice.
  • Staff had received training appropriate to their roles and were supported in their continued professional development (CPD).
  • We observed that staff showed a caring and attentive approach towards patients. All patients were recognised and greeted warmly on arrival at reception.
  • The practice had effective safeguarding processes in place and staff understood their responsibilities for safeguarding adults and children.
  • Staff were proud of the practice and their team. Staff felt well supported and were committed to providing a quality service to their patients.
Inspection areas

Safe

No action required

Updated 17 March 2016

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

The practice had systems in place to assess and manage risks to patients. There were processes in place for the management of infection prevention and control, health and safety, dental radiography and the management of medical emergencies. There were systems in place for identifying, investigating and learning from incidents relating to the safety of patients and staff members. The staffing levels were safe for the provision of care and treatment.

Effective

No action required

Updated 17 March 2016

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

Patients were given time to consider their options and make informed decisions about which treatment option they preferred. The dental care records we looked at included accurate details of treatment provided. We saw examples of effective collaborative team working. Staff received professional development appropriate to their role and learning needs.

Caring

No action required

Updated 17 March 2016

We found that this practice was providing caring services in accordance with

the relevant regulations.

We reviewed CQC comment cards that patients had completed prior to the inspection. Patients were positive about the care they received from the practice. Patients told us they were treated with care and staff were welcoming. We observed that privacy and confidentiality was maintained for patients using the service on the day of our inspection. Staff spoke with enthusiasm about their work and were proud of what they did.

Responsive

No action required

Updated 17 March 2016

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

We found the practice had an efficient appointments system in place to respond to patients’ needs. There were vacant appointments slots for urgent or emergency appointments each day. We observed good rapport between staff and patients attending appointments on the day of the inspection. One patient told us that staff were responsive in helping them to feel calm and reassured.

Well-led

No action required

Updated 17 March 2016

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

The practice had effective clinical governance and risk management structures in place. There were effective methods to seek feedback from patients using the service. We observed good support from the practice manager which promoted openness and transparency amongst staff. Staff told us they enjoyed working at the practice and felt well supported in their role.