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National quality standards

Information on registration, application forms, inspections and seminars.



CQC (England)

CQC - changing your registration

CQC - guidance on applying

CQC - compliance requirements

CQC - inspections and reports

CQC - monitoring approach  

CQC - what a good inspection looks like


HIW (Wales)

Health Inspectorate Wales registration guidance

RQIA (Northern Ireland)

Being updated currently


Combined Practice Inspection checklist

​External resources

NI: Quality standards for health and social care
NI: RQIA provider guidance 2020-21 - Dental treatment

Expert template

Business continuity and disaster recovery policy

Cleaning schedule example

Confidentiality policy

Data security policy - practice

Decontaminating laboratory items

Duty of Candour - annual reporting form (Scotland)

Fire action notice

Hand hygiene protocol

Health and safety policy

Healthcare waste audit

Healthcare waste disposal policy

Hepatitis B - vaccine response letter

Infection control annual statement - England

Infection control policy

Inoculation injuries policy

Manual cleaning protocol

Moving instruments to and from an LDU protocol

Prescribing and dispensing policy
Radiation protection - employers written procedures

Radiation equipment testing

Radiation protection file

Referral protocol

Risk assessment - dental practice  

Risk assessment - hepatitis B non-responder  

Risk assessment - pregnant and nursing mothers

Risk assessment - work experience student

Risk assessment for trainee nurse


Training essentials courses for the dental team.

Webinars: live and on-demand lectures covering a range of subjects.

One-to-one advice

Extra and Expert members have access to unlimited one-to-one advice via phone or email from our experienced advisors. Contact our Practice support team on 020 7563 4574 or email: advice.enquiries@bda.org.


We may record telephone conversations that are advisory in nature to offer you additional security, resolve complaints and improve our service standards. Conversations may also be monitored for staff training purposes. You will be alerted to this when you call.