Dental practice retains IIP status

LEADING dental practice, Queensway Dental is celebrating having successfully retained its Investors in People (IIP) Gold standard, affirming the clinic as being the first in the north east to achieve the highest level accreditation for people management.

The clinic, which employs over 100 staff across its sites in Billingham, Darlington and its recently opened Jesmond practice, joins the top seven per cent of accredited organisations across the UK who believe how important it is to realise the potential of its teams.

Queensway Dental, composed of Queensway Orthodontist, Skin Clinic and Dental Laboratory, was first awarded the Investors in People (IIP) Gold standard in 2014, after being recognised for its commitment to the development and support of its employees and has continued to successfully maintain and improve its approach to people management.

Colette Meek, clinical governance lead at Queensway Dental Clinic, said: “I am extremely proud of the team for retaining its Gold standard which is a great achievement for the business. A business is only as good as its people and this award once again reflects the dedication of our team.  In the future we will continue to develop and maintain the high standards we already have in place.”

Investors in People is the UK’s leading accreditation for business improvement through the management of people, and provides a wealth of resources for businesses to innovate, improve and grow, focusing on how good people make great business.

Paul Devoy, head of Investors in People, said: “We’d like to congratulate Queensway Dental Clinic on retaining its Gold standard.  Such a high level  of accreditation is the sign of great practice of management, it demonstrates a commitment to staff development and shows an organisation which is committed to being the very best it can be. Queensway should be extremely proud of its achievement.”

Steve Burrows, managing director of Investors in People North of England said: “This is a fantastic achievement for Queensway and I would like to congratulate the team on their success.  We believe that good people make a great business and as a proven organisational development framework, Investors in People is designed to help organisations and their people to realise potential, enhance performance and meet goals. With their Gold accreditation, Queensway is certainly working to realise their people potential.”

The Investors in People specialist, Tom Swithinbank was particularly impressed with the clinic’s efforts to ensure that staff understand the vision and values of the organisations and staff work passionately to achieve outstanding results for their patients.

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