Recognising your commitment to quality
Honesty Dental Care
BDA Good Practice Scheme Practice of the Year 2013 winners
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 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, which is free to access for all BDA members. The practice self-assessment enables the whole team to reflect on their activity in the practice and to develop a continuous cycle of learning and development in the delivery of dental care. On completion of the self-assessment practices are ready to apply for membership.
All new applications are assessed via an on-site 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.