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Ideas to help make your practice safe

Ideas to help make your practice safe
Summary

By ‘safe’, CQC means that people are protected from abuse and avoidable harm. Abuse can be physical, sexual, mental or psychological, financial, neglect, institutional or discriminatory abuse. The regulations covering CQC inspections under the ‘safe’ category are the Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated Activities) Regulations 2014. Safety includes a number of areas within the practice, which can include aspects relating to: patients, staff, equipment, premises and dental treatments. Safety includes ensuring that lessons are learned and improvements made when things go wrong in the practice. Safety also includes making sure that systems, processes and practices are in place so that all care and treatment is carried out safely.

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