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CQC inspectors publish reports on 41 dental practices in England
The Care Quality Commission published reports on the quality of care provided by 41 dental practices in England in the past week.
The practices that we have reported on are:
- Abbotsbury Court Dental Practice, South Worcestershire: Meeting Standards
- Albert House Dental Surgery, East Lancashire: Meeting Standards
- Allan Dental Practice, Tameside and Glossop: Meeting Standards
- Blue Sky Dental Care, Blackburn with Darwen: Meeting Standards
- Bodental Dental Practice, Airedale, Wharfedale and Craven: Meeting Standards
- Bottisham Dental Practice, Cambridgeshire and Peterborough: Meeting Standards
- Broom Road Dental Care, Rotherham: Meeting Standards
- Bupa Dental Centre - Leeds, Leeds South and East: Meeting Standards
- Burpham Dental Care (Dr. Afsaneh Castellheim), Guildford and Waverley: Meeting Standards
- Burpham Dental Care (Dr. Vida Badianat), Guildford and Waverley: Meeting Standards
- Calverley Dental Practice, West Kent: Meeting Standards
- Chard House Dental Practice, Somerset: Meeting Standards
- Dr Eden, Greater Huddersfield: Meeting Standards
- Dunluce Dental Practice - Blackpool, Blackpool: Meeting Standards
- Graham Porter Caring Dentistry, East Riding of Yorkshire: Meeting Standards
- Hafren House Dental Practice, Southern Derbyshire: Meeting Standards
- IGDP Limited, Islington: Meeting Standards
- Jersey Farm Dental Practice, Herts Valleys: Meeting Standards
- Latham Court Dental Practice, Liverpool: Meeting Standards
- Love the Dentist Mobberley, Eastern Cheshire: Meeting Standards
- Mansion House Dental Practice, West Lancashire: Meeting Standards
- Midsomer Dental Care, Bath and North East Somerset: Meeting Standards
- Mrs HM Lloyd Dental Practice, Knowsley: Meeting Standards
- Mydentist - Bingley Road - Saltaire, Bradford Districts: Meeting Standards
- Perry Park Dental, Sandwell and West Birmingham: Meeting Standards
- Philip Bode Dental Surgeon, Airedale, Wharfedale and Craven: Meeting Standards
- Prestwood Dental Health Centre, Chiltern: Meeting Standards
- Rawdon Lights Dental Care, Leeds West: Meeting Standards
- Smile Dental Care Paignton, South Devon and Torbay: Meeting Standards
- South Cave Dental Surgery, East Riding of Yorkshire: Meeting Standards
- Southside Dental Care, Lambeth: Meeting Standards
- The Dental Surgery, Kendal, Cumbria: Meeting Standards
- The Lund Dental Practice, Hull: Meeting Standards
- Toft Road Dental Practice, Eastern Cheshire: Meeting Standards
- Wantage House Dental Practice, Oxfordshire: Meeting Standards
- Warren House Dental Care, Barnsley: Meeting Standards
- Warren House Dental Practice - Cranleigh, Guildford and Waverley: Meeting Standards
- Warren House Dental Practice (Mrs Rachael Slocombe), Guildford and Waverley: Meeting Standards
- Warren House Dental Practice (Mrs. Susan Cooper), Guildford and Waverley: Meeting Standards
- Watlington Dental Centre, Oxfordshire: Meeting Standards
- West Earlham Dental Health Practice, Norwich: Meeting Standards
CQC’s new approach to inspecting dental services:
CQC’s approach to inspecting dental services uses specially trained dental inspectors, usually accompanied by specialist advisors who are 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.