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CQC inspectors publish reports on 27 dental practices in England
The Care Quality Commission has today published reports on the quality of care provided by 27 dental practices in England.
The practices were inspected under CQC’s new approach to inspecting dental services which launched in April 2015.
The practices that we have reported on today are:
Practice name and Clinical Commissioning Group area
- 12 Ripon Road, NHS Harrogate and Rural District CCG
- Appletree Dental Practice, Scarborough and Ryedale
- Avondale Dental Practice, CCG –Cumbria
- Bow Road Dental Surgery, NHS Tower Hamlets CCG
- Burlington Dental Practice, NHS East Riding of Yorkshire CCG
- Clayton Brook Dental, NHS Chorley and South Ribble CCG
- Dentistry@130, NHS Leeds North CCG
- Dr Andre Louw - Williton, NHS Somerset CCG
- Eastbrook Dental Practice, NHS Greenwich CCG
- Eden Villas Dental Practice, NHS Sunderland CCG
- Elbow Lane Dental, NHS Southport and Formby CCG
- Genix Healthcare Dental Clinic - Hull, NHS Hull CCG
- Gosport Smile Clinic, Fareham and Gosport CCG
- Green Lane Dental Centre - Penge, Bromley
- H J & J E McFarlane, NHS Mid Essex CCG
- Hathersage Dental Surgery, NHS North Derbyshire CCG
- Highland View Dental Surgery Leigh, NHS Southend on Sea CCG
- Holywell House Hinckley , NHS West Leicestershire CCG
- Honeycomb Dental Clinic, North Somerset
- Kensington Dental Spa Limited, NHS West London CCG
- Mackworth Dental Practice, NHS Southern Derbyshire CCG
- Melbourn Dental Practice, Cambriedge and Peterborough CCG
- Oasis Dental Care - Brigg, North East Lincolnshire
- Park House Dental Surgery, NHS Birmingham Cross City CCG
- The Brassey Avenue Dental Practice , NHS Eastbourne, Hailsham and Seaford CCG
- The London Road Dental Practice - Sheffield, NHS Sheffield CCG
- Trinity Dental Practice , NHS Eastbourne, Hailsham and Seaford CCG
CQC’s new approach to inspecting dental services:
CQC’s new 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 regulations that came into force on 1 April 2015.
Over the next 12 months, CQC plans to inspect 10 per cent of England’s 10,000 dental practices. Unlike most other regulated sectors, primary care dental services will not be given a rating in 2015/16.;
Professor Steve Field, Chief Inspector of General Practice (Primary Medical Services and Integrated Care Directorate), said:
"We know that the quality of care provided by most dentists is of an acceptable standard, and that is reflected in the reports we have published so far under our new approach.
"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 cannot be 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 if we identify any concerns."
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- 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.
We have published our provider handbook for dental services, including the key lines of enquiry used by inspectors on inspection, on this website.