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CQC inspectors publish reports on 34 dental practices in England
The Care Quality Commission published reports on the quality of care provided by 34 dental practices in England last week.
The practices that we have reported on are:
Practice name and Clinical Commissioning Group area:
- B M Pearson - Tiverton Dental Centre, NHS Northern, Eastern and West Devon CCG: Dental Compliant
- Briercliffe Road Dental Practice Limited, NHS East Lancashire CCG: Dental Compliant
- Briggate Dental Practice Limited, NHS Leeds South and East CCG: Dental Compliant
- Cavendish Dental Care, NHS North Derbyshire CCG: Dental Compliant
- Clinic One, NHS Ealing CCG: Dental Compliant
- Dentoral Dental Practice - Leicester, NHS Leicester City CCG: Dental Compliant
- Gatley Park Dental Practice, NHS Stockport CCG: Dental Compliant
- Grassington Dental Care, NHS Airedale, Wharfedale and Craven CCG: Dental Compliant
- Hayes Dental Clinic, NHS Hillingdon CCG: Dental Compliant
- Highgate Dental Centre, NHS Haringey CCG: Dental Compliant
- Hopkins & Poyner Dental Surgery, NHS Vale of York CCG: Dental Compliant
- Keyworth Dental Practice, NHS Rushcliffe CCG: Dental Compliant
- Leigh Primary Dental Care, NHS Southend CCG: Dental Compliant
- Mr Declan Thompson - Harley Street, NHS Central London (Westminster) CCG: Dental Compliant
- Mydentist - New Queen Street - Scarborough, NHS Scarborough and Ryedale CCG: Dental Compliant
- Mydentist - Station Avenue - Filey, NHS Scarborough and Ryedale CCG: Dental Compliant
- Northfield Dental Clinic, NHS City and Hackney CCG: Dental Compliant
- Oasis Dental Care Central - Putney, NHS Wandsworth CCG: Dental Compliant
- Old Court House Dental Practice, NHS Surrey Downs CCG: Dental Compliant
- Oldbury Court Dental Centre, NHS Bristol CCG: Dental Compliant
- One 4 One Partnership, NHS Wandsworth CCG: Dental Compliant
- Oracle Dental Group - Coggeshall, NHS Mid Essex CCG: Dental Compliant
- Perfect Profiles - Houghton Regis, NHS Bedfordshire CCG: Dental Compliant
- Regent Street Orthodontics, NHS Nottingham City CCG: Dental Compliant
- Rounds Hill House Dental Practice, NHS Bracknell and Ascot CCG: Dental Compliant
- Smile in London, NHS Waltham Forest CCG: Dental Compliant
- The Heaton Mersey Dental Practice, NHS Stockport CCG: Dental Compliant
- A B Smith - The Old Filling Station, NHS Cumbria CCG: Dental Breach
- Mr Michael Dewar, NHS Sheffield CCG: Dental Breach
- Polmedics Limited - Wellingborough, NHS Nene CCG: Dental Breach
- Rocky Lane Dental Practice, NHS Wirral CCG: Dental Breach
- Skintek Dental, Laser & Aesthetic Clinic, NHS Crawley CCG: Dental Breach
- Smile A Moment Studio, NHS Islington CCG: Dental Breach
- Trenton Dental Practice, NHS Hull CCG: Dental Breach
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 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 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 that encourages improvement 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.