Our practice has a safety culture which means that patient safety is at the forefront of everyone’s minds not only when delivering healthcare but also when setting objectives, developing procedures, purchasing new products and equipment.
It is also a culture that is open and fair, where team members can discuss the challenges they face at work for the best interests of our patients. For patient safety we:
- Follow the latest infection prevention guidelines including those from NHS England.
- Use dental instruments that are single use, or are sterilised after each patient use.
- Decontaminate work areas including the dental chair, hand held equipment and cupboard handles, in between patients.
- Maintain a high standard of personal hygiene including clinical clothing and the restricted wearing of jewellery.
- Monitor practice water for quality. Dental unit waterlines are disinfected and kept clear.
- Handle waste according to current regulations and dispose of it with appropriate carriers.
- Take expert advice if a team member may have a blood borne infection. The team member will have an occupational health examination and follow professional advice on their role in treating patients.
How You Can Help?
With the exception of children and persons in need, patients should come alone.
A distance of between 2 metres must be observed if another patient is present in the dental practice.
Patients should attend wearing a mask if possible or be prepared to wear one.
If you show symptoms following appointment booking, you should contact the practice by phone.
Staff will not shake your hand.
Please do not arrive early to the practice. If necessary, you should wait outside the practice.
Please do not arrive without an appointment.
Clean, Fresh Air
We protect our patients with a new Lossnay ventialtion system.
Reducing COVID-19 transmission is central to making our practice safe, controlled ventilation provides a constant supply of fresh air.