In May 2016, Vermilion welcomed Research and Audit Coordinator, Dr Nicola Kingsford to our team.
Since joining, Dr Kingsford has conducted research and internal audits, both of which are seen as essential components of the clinic’s patient safety and quality improvement processes. The research has also helped transform Vermilion’s approach to work, has increased the overall effectiveness of our clinicians, and could influence how certain procedures are carried out across the profession.
Dr David Offord shared: “We are keen to continually improve what we do and how we do it. At the same time we want to make a contribution to the development of the profession. Improvement requires data collection and analysis, which requires time –
a luxury you don’t have when you are concentrating on carrying out clinical work on your patients.”
For more on Dr Kingsford’s role at Vermilion, read in full her interview with Scottish Dental Magazine’s Stewart MacRobert’s here: Measuring Success at Vermilion.