Introduction to the NHS Module 8-Disinfection and Decontamination (INTWIN311018)

AvailabilityCourse has taken place
SubjectIntroduction to the NHS
DescriptionThis course is one of a number of courses designed to provide an Introduction to primary care NHS dentistry essential for Validation by Experience Dentists. This course is also suitable for other dentists who are new to the NHS, dentists returning to NHS practice, and any dental professional interested in learning more about the featured topics. Requirements of the GDC and CQC will be met by this course.
Additional information

09:00 – 09:30: Registration

The educational programme starts at 09:30.

09:30 -12:30: Lecture

12:30 – 13:30: Lunch

13:30 – 16:30: Lecture

16:30: Close

There will be short refreshment breaks during both the morning and afternoon sessions.

VenueSouthern House, Winchester  View details
Date & timeWednesday 31 October 2018, 09:30 to 16:30
LecturerMrs Jo Russell  View details
Target audienceRecommended to all
Development outcomeC
Course styleLecture
Core topicNo core topic
CPD hours6:00

Specific aims:

1. To reduce the occurrence of infectious diseases in the dental surgery.


1. To discuss infection risk reduction.

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

3. To describe the control of Legionallea infection in the dental practice.

4. To discuss the safe management of healthcare waste in the dental sector as specified in the HTM 01-07 guidance document.

Learning outcomes

Following this course learners should be able to:

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

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. Outline effective strategies for safely maintaining dental waterlines.

4. Summarise the key issues relating to waste disposal in dental practice, assess own practice level of compliance and identify areas for improvement.

This CPD activity relates to GDC learning outcome C – Knowledge.