QIP Accreditation by Balmoral Dental Centre
Balmoral Dental Center is proudly associated with Quality Innovation Performance
We were the very first practice to receive accreditation, and at the time of writing we are one of only two accredited practices in the area (out of a total of 13).
Find out what this means for you below.
To ensure Private Dental Practice Accreditation is reflective of and responsive to the needs of the dental profession, the Australian Dental Association (ADA) has worked collaboratively and exclusively with QIP to develop the Private Dental Practice Accreditation Program.
As a voluntary, profession-led program, Private Dental Practice Accreditation aims to promote continuous quality improvement, implementation of best practice systems and processes, and reductions to clinical and business risk, while enhancing consumer confidence. This process also supports teams to build a culture of quality, educating and engaging staff in enhancing day-to-day operations, provides an opportunity to gain a competitive advantage.
The program is assessed against the six National Safety and Quality Health Service (NSQHS) Standards, applicable to dentistry. The Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care (the Commission) has confirmed that the accreditation program for private dental practices will not transfer to the NSQHS Standards (second edition) in January 2019, and will continue to be assessed against the NSQHS Standards (first edition).
Private Dental Practice Accreditation reassures patients and consumers that dental practices are adhering to industry regulations and guidelines and they are committed to quality improvement, patient safety and quality care.
Sourced from https://www.qip.com.au/find-the-right-accreditation/private-dental-practice-accreditation/
Why you should consider a QIP accredited practice
An accredited dental practice has a proven and documented adherence to the NSQHS standards, as well as strategies in place to improve policies and procedures in accordance with the latest standards and best practice.
Accreditation serves as a professional endorsement as well as assurance from both the QIP and ADA that the practice is committed to Quality, Innovation as well as Performance!
At Balmoral Dental Centre, being accredited, we are commited to:
- Documented compliance with regulatory requirements
- Protocols and protections in place to lower risks related to both clinical aspects and general risks
- High standards of clinical work and patent safety
- Improvement and adjustment of practice policies to ensure happy and fulfilled staff