Dental - Infection Control
Policy has been reviewed and updated to reflect the current pandemic. Updates are COVID-19 specific and section 5.1 has been added, as well as extra references and further reading. All other references have been reviewed and updated.
COVID-19 information and the latest FGDP guidance from 17 June 2020 have been included in references. All other references have been reviewed and updated.
Policy reviewed with no significant changes and references checked and updated.
Risk assessments must be performed prior to Dental Practices reopening to keep patients and staff safe – awaiting guidelines from the government and CDO on when general practices can re-open due to COVID-19. Urgent Dental Centres must have risk assessments in place based on the information currently available. Business impact represents changes to the current policy and how that affects business operations. Risk assessments are a key driver of effective risk management.
Policy has been reviewed and updated in accordance with current legislative requirements and best practice guidelines.
Policy reviewed and updated to clarify the types of PPE and its use within the clinical dental environment. Further information has been provided about essential and good practice.
This policy has been reviewed and now includes additional information regarding the importance of understanding professional, individual responsibilities with the inclusion of additional sources of support for the workplace. It places more emphasis on ensuring team involvement with conducting risk assessments and the responsibility of the Organisation in ensuring that staff have the tools, resources and capabilities to complete risk assessments.