Policy Updates

Dental - Infection Control

Document Modified Date: 22/06/2020 09:58

Clinical Waste Disposal Policy and Procedure

COVID-19 Hub Health and Safety COVID-19 Region: | Reference: DCH08

Included a waste segregation chart and all references reviewed and updated.

Document Modified Date: 19/06/2020 10:35

Health and Safety Policy and Procedure

Health and Safety Health & Safety Region: | Reference: DHS01

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.

Document Modified Date: 18/06/2020 16:57

Hazard Reporting Policy and Procedure

Health and Safety Health & Safety Region: | Reference: DHS06

Policy reviewed with no significant changes and references checked and updated.

Document Modified Date: 12/06/2020 09:56

Infection Control and Decontamination Policy and Procedure

COVID-19 Hub Health and Safety COVID-19 Region: | Reference: DCH02

Policy reviewed with no significant changes and references checked and updated.

Document Modified Date: 28/05/2020 12:48

Risk Assessment Policy and Procedure

Health and Safety Risk Assessment Region: | Reference: DHR01

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.

Document Modified Date: 16/04/2020 14:03

Legionella Policy and Procedure

Health and Safety Health & Safety Region: | Reference: DCH05

Policy has been updated to clarify the current legislative requirements in the management, risk assessment and maintenance of water lines.

Document Modified Date: 27/03/2020 11:17

Water Temperature Policy and Procedure

Health and Safety Buildings and Equipment Region: | Reference: DME04

Policy has been reviewed and updated in accordance with current legislative requirements and best practice guidelines.

Document Modified Date: 04/03/2020 15:01

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Policy and Procedure

COVID-19 Hub Health and Safety COVID-19 Region: | Reference: DCH07

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.

Document Modified Date: 26/02/2020 12:22

Risk Management Policy and Procedure

Clinical Governance Risk Management and Safeguarding Region: | Reference: DCR02

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.

Document Modified Date: 26/02/2020 12:22

Risk Management Policy and Procedure

Clinical Governance Risk Management and Safeguarding Region: | Reference: DCR02

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.

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