Practice Inspection

NHS Scotland Dental Practice Inspections

Combined Practice Inspection (CPI) until 30th April 2020

Please use the following  CPI Checklist for practices undergoing inspection up to and including the 30th April 2020.

The individual surgeries section of the CPI Checklist (Part 4 Individual Surgeries) is available separately. You can print this off as many times as required for the number of surgeries within your practice.

The patient dental records section of the CPI Checklist (3B. Medico-legal and Patient Care) is available separately and can be printed off for use if there are more than 6 dentists in the practice.

Combined Practice Inspection (CPI) from 1st May 2020

Please use the following CPI Checklist for practices undergoing inspection from the 1st May 2020.

The individual surgeries section of the CPI Checklist (Part 4 Individual Surgeries) is available separately. You can print this off as many times as required for the number of surgeries within your practice.

The patient dental records section of the CPI Checklist (3B. Medico-legal and Patient Care) is available separately and can be printed off for use if there are more than 6 dentists in the practice.

A PDF document summarising the changes to the CPI documentation from 1st May is available.

Combined Practice Inspection Requirements for Ionising Radiation in Dental Practice

Guidance relating to the radiation protection criteria of CPI Checklist v3 was provided in 2016. Practices due an inspection prior tothe implementation of CPI Checklist v4 on 1 May 2020 may wish to refer to these documents:

Section 2F of the CPI Checklist v4 includes criteria relating to radiation protection. A guide explaining what may be required to fulfil these criteria is available on the SDCEP website.

Sedation Practice Inspection information is now available on a separate page