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CQC inspectors publish reports on 27 dental practices in England
The Care Quality Commission published reports on the quality of care provided by 27 dental practices in England in the past week.
The practices that we have reported on are:
- Ainsworth Village Dental Practice, Bury: Meeting Standards
- B E Perry Dental - Ripon Road, Harrogate and Rural District: Meeting Standards
- Dental House, Liverpool: Meeting Standards
- Duke Street Dental Practice, Darlington: Meeting Standards
- Firth Park Dental, Sheffield: Meeting Standards
- Haslam Park Dental Practice, Bolton: Meeting Standards
- Healthy Smiles Dental Practice, Luton: Meeting Standards
- Ivory Dental Care - Park Road, Blackpool: Meeting Standards
- John Evans Orthodontic Practice - Goldington Road, Bedfordshire: Meeting Standards
- Littleport Dental Surgery, Cambridgeshire and Peterborough: Meeting Standards
- Milk Dental, Liverpool: Meeting Standards
- Mydentist - Church Road - Stainforth, Doncaster: Meeting Standards
- Mydentist - Nook Street - Workington, Cumbria: Meeting Standards
- Mydentist - Turners Hill - Waltham Cross, East and North Hertfordshire: Meeting Standards
- Natural Smiles Leicester, East Leicestershire and Rutland: Meeting Standards
- Notting Hill Dental Surgery, West London: Meeting Standards
- Oasis Dental Care - Settle, Airedale, Wharfedale and Craven: Meeting Standards
- Orchid Dental Care, City and Hackney: Meeting Standards
- Paddock Dental Practice, Eastern Cheshire: Meeting Standards
- Porterbrook Dental Centre, Sheffield: Meeting Standards
- Shard End Dental Practice, Birmingham CrossCity: Meeting Standards
- Smile For Life Dental Clinic - Woking Branch, North West Surrey: Meeting Standards
- Tewkesbury House Dental Practice, Gloucestershire: Meeting Standards
- The Dentist, Walsall: Meeting Standards
- West Green Dental Practice, Haringey: Meeting Standards
- Bishopsworth Dental Surgery, Bristol: Not meeting standards
- Cathedral View Dental Practice, Lincolnshire West: Not meeting standards
CQC’s new approach to inspecting dental services:
CQC’s approach to inspecting dental services uses specially trained dental inspectors, accompanied by specialist advisors who are usually qualified dentists or dental care professionals. Similarly, to the other health and social care sectors inspected by CQC, dental reports describe whether services provided are safe, effective, caring, responsive and well-led. Our inspections check that practices are meeting the fundamental standards and regulations that came into force on 1 April 2015.
CQC plans to inspect 10 per cent of England’s 10,000 dental practices. Unlike most sectors regulated by CQC, primary care dental services will not be given a rating.
Dr Janet Williamson, Deputy Chief Inspector of General Practice & Dentistry, said:
"We know that the quality of care provided by most dentists meets the fundamental standards required by law and, and that is reflected in the reports we have published so far.
"If we find that a dental practice is failing to meet the required standard - we will expect them to provide us with a full plan setting out how they will address the issue, and we will return to check that they have made the required improvements.
“However good the general picture, we are not complacent. In the first years of inspection, CQC did identify some examples of unacceptable standards of care. Our main priority must be to ensure that we protect the public from unsafe care by continuing to inspect against the regulations and taking action that encourages improvement.”
For further information, please contact Helen Gildersleeve, Regional Engagement Officer on 0191 2333379. Journalists wishing to speak to the press office outside of office hours can find out how to contact the team here. Please note: the press office is unable to advise members of the public on health or social care matters. For general enquiries, please call 03000 61 61 61.
- Last updated:
- 21 November 2017
Notes to editors
For primary care dental services, our approach to inspecting and regulating will assess whether or not a provider is meeting the new Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated Activities) Regulations 2014, which include the new fundamental standards.
The services that CQC select for inspection will include practices that present a risk or concern raised by the public or other stakeholders, alongside a random selection of practices, including many already providing high quality services for the public.
Our provider handbook for dental services, includes the key lines of enquiry used by inspectors on inspection.