Recognising your commitment to quality
The dental team from Oakmead Dental Care, E Grinsted, West Sussex with BDA President Barry McGonigle (2013-14)
The BDA Good Practice Scheme is UK dentistry's leading quality assurance programme. By becoming members of the Scheme, practices demonstrate a visible commitment to providing quality dental care to nationally recognised best practice standards.
Practices meeting the Scheme standard should be well positioned for meeting national quality standards (for example, RQIA, CQC etc).
The Scheme can be used by all providers of outpatient dental care including general dental practices both private and NHS, specialists practices, salaried primary dental care services, armed forces clinics and outpatient departments.
The Good Practice Scheme provides:
Practice assessment and development
Endorsement from your own professional association
A framework for developing a patient centred service
Tools for growing a confident, professional and inspired team
Opportunities for business development
Assurance to increase chances of successful tendering
See Good Practice Scheme benefits for further information.
How the Scheme works
To get started, we recommend BDA Expert which provides support material and advice with model policies and templates to assist practices working through the practice self assessment. On completion of the self-assessment practices are ready to apply for membership.
From Spring 2013, all applications will be assessed via on onsite assessment to confirm compliance with the Scheme standard, on progression to membership practices are provided with an exclusive Scheme plaque for display and can use the exclusive BDA Good Practice Scheme logo.
Practices are recommended to sign up to one of our two support options (Regional Consultancy or One Day Workshop). For practices that are unsure of where to begin, these are ideal. Both options provide useful information and advice on how to engage the whole dental team and work efficiently through the practice self-assessment.
For more information on participating in the Good Practice Scheme contact the GPS team on 020 7563 4598.