CQC Dental Inspection Checklist

Use the CQC Dental Inspection Checklist to get ready for a CQC inspection, ensuring high-quality dental care services and compliance with CQC standards.

CQC Dental Inspection Checklist



Before The Inspection

1. Is the CQC's Provider handbook for primary care dental services checked to ensure an understanding of what inspectors will be looking for?


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2. Is the information required by the CQC, such as the statement of purpose, information on complaints and compliments, and details of staff, organized before the inspection?


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3. Are comment cards supplied by the CQC distributed to patients to complete, allowing them to share their experience of the service?


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4. Are posters supplied by the CQC displayed to advertise the inspection to patients, enabling them to share their experience of the service?


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During The Inspection

1. Is time set aside to speak to the inspector during their visit?


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2. When the inspection team visits, is the service provider ensuring they communicate the things they believe they do well?


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3. Is documentation prepared for the inspection team, including equipment maintenance certificates, radiation protection files, audits and action plans, policies and procedures related to infection control, policies and procedures related to staff recruitment, staff training records, and patient satisfaction surveys and findings?


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4. Is the documentation checked for being up to date and demonstrating to inspectors how the service is safe, effective, caring, responsive, and well-led?


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5. Is a record kept of the feedback given by the inspector in case there is a need to challenge any of the findings during the factual accuracy stage of the inspection?


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6. Is any feedback that is disagreed with challenged by talking to the inspector at the time and followed up with supporting evidence if required?


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After The Inspection

1. Is there a clear understanding gained from the inspector about any issues that have been escalated or require immediate action and how these will be followed up?


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2. Is the CQC draft report checked for factual accuracy, and are any inaccuracies challenged with the CQC within 10 working days of receiving the draft report?


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3. Is there a check to ensure that the CQC has provided evidence for its statements and conclusions?


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4. Are the final report findings used for improvement planning in the dental practice?


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