Bda Good Practice
As a member of the BDA Good Practice Scheme, each member of the Mews Dental team has signed up to be committed to delivering the best quality care for patients. All the team works hard to comply with the 100 requirements of the scheme.The practice keeps up-to-date with clinical governance and legal requirements and is periodically assessed to ensure that it is meeting the standards of the scheme.
What membership of BDA good practice means:
- We work to nationally agreed standards of good practice to develop and maintain a consistent quality of service for patients.
- We are assessed by the BDA to ensure that we are meeting the Good Practice requirements.
- We carry out our own internal checks on the way we work.
- We allow BDA assessors to visit our practice whenever they want to.
Membership is renewable each year and every three years we are required to complete a re-application procedure. At the end of this time we have to reapply and demonstrate that we are still complying with the requirements.
Every member of our practice team has made a personal commitment to deliver a quality service for our patients:
- We aim to provide dental care of consistently good quality for all patients. We have management systems to help us and these define each team member's responsibilities when looking after you.
- We will work with you to provide car that meets your needs and wishes. We will explain options and costs so that you can make an informed choice. We will always tell you what we are proposing to do and tell you about any significant risks.
- We hold regular practice meetings to review our procedures for looking after our patients.
- We look after your general health and safety while you are at the practice. We ask you about your general health and any medicines that you are taking. This helps us treat you safely. We keep all information about you confidential.
- Infection control and cleanliness are essential for the safety of our patients. All members of our team receive training in the current standards of infection control.
- We screen all our patients for mouth cancer and discuss tobacco and alcohol use because these increase your risk of oral cancer.
- Everyone at the practice takes part in continuing professional development to keep their skills and knowledge up to date.
- All new members of the team are trained in our practice procedures. Once a year we review individual training needs for everyone in the practice.
- We ask our patients for their views on our services and have systems for dealing with feedback to identify any opportunities for improvement.