Dental - Quality Assurance
The changes have been aligned to the introduction of the Dental Electronic Referral System powered by REGO and to add in reference to the local area teams and their requirements. There is a move away from the use of the term ‘dental practice’ to give a broader reach to all dental settings and also an introduction of the use of the term ‘dental team’.
Policy has been updated to include specific guidance that needs to be included in the ongoing quality assurance systems, procedures and protocols within the workplace. This includes how to work towards best practice. Professional responsibilities have been included to support the ongoing development of the team.
Policy has been updated to reflect communication methods and the importance of this. Professional standards have also been embedded within the policy.
This policy has been thoroughly updated to support the quality improvement cycle which is part of the overall requirement to operate clinical governance systems.
The Treatment Plan Policy and Procedure has been updated to reflect clear protocols and requirements that must be implemented when planning treatment for both NHS and Private treatments available and required. Additional guidance has been included on requirements needed as dental professionals in accordance with GDC requirements and as healthcare professionals.
Policy reviewed with some content change and references checked and updated.
Policy has been updated to clarify the professional and regulatory responsibilities of dental professionals in relation to auditing.