What is QIP Accreditation?

Quality Innovation Performance (QIP) accreditation is a voluntary, profession-led accreditation to promote continuous quality improvement. The accreditation ensures our dental clinic has met the National Safety and Quality Health Service (NSQHS) Standards for Dentists. These standards provide a nationally consistent statement of the level of care consumers should be able to expect from health services to which the Standards are applicable.

"Achieving accreditation demonstrates a commitment to the provision of excellent dental care and continuous quality improvement within the practice environment" - QIP Accreditation

What this means for you

Gentle Care Dentistry being awarded accreditation means:
 

• There’s a commitment to safety and quality – every decision made by our dental team considers your safety and works to ensure a high quality of service
• You can provide feedback – accreditation means Gentle Care Dentistry welcomes your feedback, whether it’s good or bad, in the interest of making things the best we can possibly be
• Your health care rights are protected – at this practice you have the right to access care, to safety, to be shown respect, to be informed, to be involved in decision-making, to your privacy and to provide feedback
• You can rely on our team – our team works together to look after you in all aspects of your dental care. You can talk to any one of us about your care and your concerns
• Your privacy is protected – measures are in place to protect your privacy, your information and data, and systems set up securely to store this information
• You can ask for information – our dental team see you as a partner in healthcare. We will arm you with the information necessary to make the right decisions about your health
• You can see what we have achieved – the process of achieving accreditation is voluntary for dental practices. We have invested in the process of reaching and maintain the highest safety and quality standards. Ask to see our certificate of accreditation
• You can be confident – this dental practice has systems in place to continuously improve in everything we do

What this means for us

We have received the independent recognition that we have met the necessary standards and requirements to provide a high level of patient care. The QIP Accreditation represents an ongoing commitment by Gentle Care Dentistry to uphold the highest levels of professional dental care and safety standards. This means we continually improve our policies and procedures that govern our dental practice to provide assurance to our patients, staff and colleagues that we are committed to quality and safety in health care.
 
If you would like to find out more about the accreditation of our practice please call us on (02) 84112674 or email us on info@gentlecaredentistry.com.au

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