Chorley dental surgery fails on paper trail
2:37pm Friday 6th September 2013 in News
INSPECTORS from the health regulator have raised concern about the recruitment and selection of staff at a dental surgery.
The Care Quality Commission (CQC) said there was a lack of documentation for some staff at Buckshaw Village Dental Practice, including criminal records bureau (CRB) checks.
The inspectors said in their report: “There was nothing to suggest [the staff] were not suitable for their post. However the shortfalls we found, including the lack of thorough checks, could have resulted in appointing someone of poor character or lacking the necessary attributes for the post. This in turn could have posed risks for the health, safety and welfare of patients.”
The Unity Place practice met all the other basic standards during the inspection, with the report making several positive comments.
Mike Mckessy, of Manchester-based Integrated Dental Holdings Limited, which owns the surgery, said: “We are aware of the CQC report regarding the Buckshaw Village Dental Practice and we have implemented an action plan to robustly address the issues the report identified.
“We are continually striving to improve the service our practice provides patients and we are working with the CQC in this regard.”
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