CQC Compliance Quality Assurance Care & Client Management
Got a question? Call us now

0333 405 33 33
Got a question? Call us now

0333 405 33 33
Show Menu ›

Expert Insights

Could you be overlooking an important resource?

Could you be overlooking an important resource? ›

12th August 2015 | Categories: Dentists

The extended range of permitted duties for dental nurses provides exciting opportunities as well as challenges for practices and individuals.  Some well lead practices have embraced these opportunities and have embedded extended dental nursing duties into their day-to-day work. In a diverse range of dental practices, extended dental nursing duties are now an integral part…

Read more ›
GDC: Shooting Season

GDC: Shooting Season ›

23rd July 2015 | Categories: Dentists

This post is not about having ‘a pop’ at anyone or anything.  In fact, it is quite the opposite.  When we observe things that make us uncomfortable or aspects of people that strike the wrong chord, we ought to be wondering what we are seeing in terms of reflections of ourselves.  It’s also the classic…

Read more ›
To irradiate or not to irradiate?

To irradiate or not to irradiate? ›

15th July 2015 | Categories: Dentists

In another unfortunate and sad case for all concerned, a dentist has been struck off by the General Dental Council (GDC) following a public hearing into allegations of misconduct.  Amongst other charges were these simple but so important failings – Failure to conduct necessary assessments, including: ​Failure to conduct full extraoral and intraoral examinations; Failure to…

Read more ›
Dental Hygiene: Ancient Artefacts

Dental Hygiene: Ancient Artefacts ›

8th July 2015 | Categories: Dentists

According to the Dental Tribune, an international team of researchers has undertaken a study of plaque from teeth of our ancestors who lived 300,000 to 400,000 years ago.  By analysing the content they found that their eating habits were healthier than we thought.  In particular, we used to eat a lot more healthy vegetables, nuts…

Read more ›
Sshhh – listen…………

Sshhh – listen………… ›

16th January 2014 | Categories: Dentists

The new GDC Standards state for the first time that we ‘must’ listen to our patients.  As well as listening, we should be actively encouraging communication.   Successful communication is the establishment of common ground between two people or an understanding.  Specifically, the Standards say – You must discuss treatment options with patients and listen carefully…

Read more ›

Direct Access ›

27th June 2013 | Categories: Dentists

I am sure you will all have heard of `Direct Access` by now.  However, just to recap if you haven`t, this is the GDC decision to allow patients to see certain Dental Care Professionals without having to see a dentist first and without a prescription.  It had been talked about for years but it was…

Read more ›

CQC Outcomes are now called Key Lines of Enquiry. CQC Essential Standards are now CQC Fundamental Standards.