Health and Safety

Your health and safety at well:o is of paramount importance to us and is constantly reviewed in line with current regulations.

Please notify a member of the well:o team if you notice any area of concern, so that immediate action can be taken.

For patient and staff safety we:
– Follow the latest infection prevention guidelines.
– Use dental instruments that are single use or are sterilised after use.
– Decontaminate work areas including the dental chair, handheld equipment, and cupboards in between patients.
– Maintain a high standard of personal hygiene including clinical clothing and the restricted wearing of jewellery.
– Monitor practice water for quality. Dental unit waterlines are disinfected and kept clear.
– Handle waste according to the current guidelines and dispose of it with appropriate carriers.
– Take expert advice if a team member has a blood borne infection. The team member will have an occupational health examination and follow the advice on their role in treating patients.
– All our team members are trained in safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults and follow the practice safeguarding procedures, which are regularly monitored and reviewed.
– Our team members are all trained in CPR and medical emergencies.

As a team we have regular meetings, staff training, personal development, and regular appraisals. We aim to create a safe and healthy environment for both staff and patients at our practice.

At well:o we welcome questions, comments, and suggestions from patients. Please contact the practice manager if you have any questions.