Disinfection & Decontamination in the dental surgery, with an update on CQC guidance for dental inspections (WEBINAR) (BE220224)

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HEE Webinar protocolLink to webinar 24 Feb 2024

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SubjectCore - Infection Control
DescriptionThe GDC highly recommends at least 5 hours of verifiable CPD Disinfection & Decontamination in every CPD cycle, This course will enable registrants to uphold GDC Standard 1.5 ("You must treat patients in a hygienic and safe environment... must find out about the laws and regulations which apply to your clinical practice, your premises and your obligations as an employer and you must follow them at all times"). This course includes information on the CQC's approach to dental inspections, and supports the principles of the NHSE Infection prevention and control education framework .
Additional information

Sandra Smith is an engaging, and knowledgeable speaker, with very high ratings from those who attend her courses. She originally qualified as a dental nurse, and has an Honours BSc degree in Health Protection. Sandra specialises in Dental Infection Control and carries out audits and training for dental providers and their staff. Sandra started her career as a Dental Nurse in 1994 and has worked in both NHS and private dental practices. She was appointed Senior Dental Nurse for Wandsworth PCT in 2001 responsible for running the communicable disease dental clinic. Sandra has worked in the Infection Control industry since 2004, and has worked for a number of Primary Care Trusts and for the London Deanery/HEE. Sandra has been involved in incident investigations and provides technical advice on practice layout and design as well as compliance with national infection control and decontamination guidance. Sandra also has worked as a bank inspector for the Care Quality Commission.

This course is suitable for the entire dental team and includes an update in working post COVID-19.

* Please note that this course is an interactive webinar,  and cameras should be turned on throughout lecture times. Please ensure you will have be able to use a desktop or laptop/large tablet. This webinar is not suitable to view using a mobile phone as you will not see the full screen details.

08:45 - 09:00: Registration. The educational programme starts at 09:00.

09:00 - 15.30: Webinar Lecture- we will take regular very short breaks, and a 30 minute break for lunch midway; cameras must be on during active lecture time

The joining link was sent by nicola.spillane@nhs.net at 14:39 on Tuesday 20/02/2024, to your registered Maxcourse email address. PLEASE CHECK YOUR JUNK FOLDER FOR THE WEBINAR LINK, PARTICULARLY IF YOU HAVE A HOTMAIL ACCOUNT. The link details are also available in the document section of this course (only available to those who booked).

If you have any pre-course queries, problems joining the webinar, or would like to submit questions in advance, please email the NHSE dental tutor, Nicola Spillane: nicola.spilane@nhs.net

VenueWebinar- online only. Do not attend any venue, Reading - Berkshire - West  View details
Date & timeThursday 22 February 2024, 09:00 to 16:00
LecturerMrs Sandra Smith  View details
Target audience

Recommended to all

Development outcomeB, C, D
Course styleLecture
Core topicDisinfection & Decontamination
CPD hours6:00

To reduce the occurrence of infectious diseases in the dental surgery, and to provide clarity about working within the CQC guidelines.


1. To explain the stages of the decontamination process as identified in the HTM 01-05 guidance document and discuss safe management of healthcare waste in the dental sector.

2. To examine the HTM 01-05 guidance document and discuss how key environmental legislation applies to dentistry.

3. To provide information and advice on how the Care Quality Commission (CQC) regulates and inspects health and social care services, setting out the principles and the new operating model.

4. To consider the impact on dental services.

Learning outcomes

1. Describe and summarise key stages of the decontamination process, and implement effective infection control procedures to reduce the risks of cross-infection.

2. Outline essential and best quality requirements of the HTM 01-05 guidelines, assess own practice level of compliance and identify areas for improvement.

3. Demonstrate recognition of effective measures to manage the risk of physical, chemical and microbiological contamination in the practice of dentistry.

4. Outline effective strategies for safely maintaining dental unit waterlines and summarise the key issues relating to waste disposal in dental practice, assess own practice level of compliance and identify areas for improvement.

5. Gain an understanding of the new operating model, recall the key five domains for registration and future inspections to update your practice model.