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George Eliot Dental Services receive award

Community Dental Team Sept 2014

George Eliot Special Care Dental Service is delighted to announce that they have been awarded with the Quality in Dental Services (QIDS) accreditation following an external assessment, which took place in July.

The Dental Services team have been working towards achieving QIDS, a scheme developed and led by the British Dental Association in partnership with the Salaried Dentist’s Committee and the Community Dental Services Group

The scheme’s requirements are organised into 10 sections:

  1. Work systems
  2. Treatment decisions
  3. Good business practice
  4. Health and safety
  5. Infection control
  6. Dental public health
  7. Staff development
  8. Human resources
  9. Patient and public involvement
  10. Public protection

An external assessment took place in July 2014 and the service are delighted to announce that it has received accreditation from the BDA for membership to the QIDS scheme – a quality assurance and  huge achievement for the service and the Trust to be proud of.

Dental Services Manager, Tina Smith said: “We are so pleased to be credited with this award.   The staff have worked so hard in reaching this goal so it’s great news, and a big thank you to everyone.

“We put our patients first in everything we do, so this award has given us a real boost to strive for more.”

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