Safety Climate Survey

The Safety Climate Survey for dental practices will open on Thursday 1 August 2019 and close on Tuesday 31st March 2020. Download this leaflet as a PDF.

Completing the survey will help your dental practice start a conversation about patient safety and identify where you can make improvements.

The Chief Dental Officer highlighted the survey in the recent memorandum to his letter PCA(D)(2019)10. Completing the survey and developing an action plan for improvement is part of the 2019–2020 quality improvement activity.

The survey focuses on five domains:

  • workload
  • communication
  • teamwork
  • safety systems and learning, and
  • leadership.

Who should take part?

To help your dental practice benefit from the survey, we recommend all staff are invited to take part including receptionist, nurses, dentists, hygienists or anyone else working in your dental practice. You will need to ask someone in your practice to co-ordinate this.

How do I take part?

The information on how to register your dental practice for the survey will come from your NHS board to your practice’s NHS.net email address. Please check the email inbox after Thursday 1 August 2019.

How do I find out more?

Further information about the Safety Climate Survey can found on our website: www.ihub.scot/spsp-dentistry

If you have any questions please send them to Primary Care Improvement Portfolio email: hcis.pcpteam@nhs.net

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