There are three mandatory and three desirable audits or quality assurance programmes the Care Quality Commission (CQC) state dental providers must and should do.
Dental professionals are required to make and keep accurate dental records of care provided to patients. This is one of the fundamental criteria used to manage risk in a dental practice and evidences good quality clinical record keeping. Clinical Audit and quality improvement form part of a service’s quality assurance and risk management. The Regulation of Dental Services Programme Board (RDSPB) recommend peer review as one way of maintaining good practice and preventing poor practice from emerging. The CQC consider peer review to be one of the hallmarks of a well led practice.
To help you with your audits, QCS have created “The Clinical Audit”. This desirable audit meets Regulation 12 and will aid you in providing evidence of compliance.
How QCS can help you further with quality improvement