Freedom of Information

Publication Scheme

This is a guide to the information published by each Dental Surgeon and Oral Surgeon at Watton Place Dental Surgery.  This guide is the dentists’ Publication Scheme as required by the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

Classes of Information

This guide outlines the classes of information that we publish, which is divided into seven categories:
1. Who we are and what we do
2. What we spend and how we spend it
3. What our priorities are and how we are doing
4. How we make decisions
5. Our policies and procedures
6. Lists and registers
7. The services we offer

The main sources of information referred to below are the Practice Information Leaflet, available at the practice reception and the practice website, www.wattonplaceclinic.com

This publication scheme will be reviewed, and updated where relevant, at least annually.

How much does it cost?
The publications are all free unless otherwise indicated within each Class.

Class1 – Who we are and what we do
We are an independent Specialist Dental Practice, specialising in Oral Surgery offering both NHS and private treatment. We were established in 1991.
The principle Dental Surgeon and Oral Surgeon is Dr Chauhan.

Specific details of the services that we provide, together with opening hours and staff details (including name, General Dental Council registration number, specialist status), are all detailed in the Practice Information Leaflet, or are available on the practice website.


Class 2 – What we spend and how we spend it
We have information about:
The cost of NHS treatment
Entitlement to exemption and remission from NHS dental charges
Our private charges
Information on NHS funding and contract targets is available from the Practice Owner Dr R Chauhan

Class 3 – What our priorities are and how we are doing
These details are available in our patient information leaflet, which can be obtained
from reception.
The date and conclusions of our last practice inspection are available by asking Dr Chauhan, Practice owner.
The results of regular patient feedback surveys are reviewed regularly so that we can constantly strive to improve our service and care.

Class 4 – How we make decisions
As a small business formal records of management decisions are not normally recorded, however, any changes in the provision of NHS services would be incorporated into an updated patient information leaflet, our current patient information leaflet, which can be obtained from reception. We may also notify patients by notices in our reception area.

Class 5 – Our policies and procedures
Copies of our current written protocols, policies and procedures for delivering our services
and responsibilities can be obtained from reception, including:
Equality and diversity policy
Health and safety policy
Complaints procedures
Records management policies
Confidentiality and data protection policies
Cross infection control
Emergency Collapse


Class 6 – Lists and Registers
This information is not held


Class 7 – The services we offer
Our Practice Patient Information Leaflet provides details of the specific services available, opening hours, specific information for NHS patients, and complaints procedures.
The above information is also available on the practice website.
Further information
Further information on the Freedom of Information Act is available from the following websites:
www.informationcommissioner.gov.uk
www.lcd.gov.uk
www.foi-uk.org