Clinical Governance - Dental
This policy has been expanded with the following additions made; the aims of policy had been expanded to incorporarte additional requirements; additional sources of information have been included to support workplaces; additional professional responsibility requirements and links to professional policies and guidance have also been added to help make the implementaion and understanding of legislative and professional requirements easy to understand. Best practice requirements have been added to support workplaces to meet outstanding requirements. The title of this policy has been changed to ‘Data Protection and Confidentiality Policy and Procedure’ as previously it was ‘Confidentiality Policy and Procedure’.
This policy has been reviewed to include additional information on medicines storage and handling and the management of Controlled Drugs.The references have been updated to reflect the additional content.
This policy has been reviewed and amended with updated content. As a result, policies DPR03, DPR04 and DPR05 have been archived. The student dental nurse is discussed in more detail, as is the agency and temporary worker, given the shift and prevalence of these groups. Equally, the need to check vaccination history/status has been added to initial checks. The further reading section has been amended, and the document relating to student professionalism and fitness to practise is a key read for those with students of any registrant group as it talks fluently about accountability and responsibility. Reference to the Employment Act has also been added.
This policy and procedure has been updated with new RIDDOR reporting requirements.