Better medicine work needs to be carried out at dentist

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A DENTAL practice has been told to tighten up on making sure it does not stock out-of-date medicine.

The Care Quality Commission inspected J Tan Dental Surgery in Belgrave House, Stakes Hill Road, Waterlooville, and the results have now been published.

Although dentists do not have a rating as GP practices do, the report does produce examples of good work and where improvements can be made.

The report highlighted that the following regulations were not being met and that the practice must:

n Ensure all medicines and equipment recommended by the British National Formulary and the Resuscitation Council are available and in date for use.

n Ensure there are systems in place to monitor the expiry dates of medicines, equipment and filling materials and dispose of them when they reach expiry date.

n Ensure all policies, procedures and risk assessments are dated, reviewed and updated.

n Ensure there are systems to monitor the quality of the service and clinical practice.

The inspection found the practice provided a clean well-equipped environment. Other good points included that all staff were kind and caring in the way they dealt with patients, there was clear leadership of the practice, staff said they felt well-supported and comfortable to raise concerns or make suggestions, and it responded well to patient suggestions.