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FCL Chemist (9010900) - Improvement action plan

Standard not met Reason Action being taken by the Pharmacy By when Notification By Pharmacy Improvements Made
1.2

The pharmacy cannot provide assurance that it effectively monitors and reviews prescribing to prevent misuse or abuse.

All matters in the action plan are being dealt with by imposition of conditions.

25/11/2019 11/10/2019
1.5

The pharmacy cannot demonstrate that both it and the prescriber it uses have adequate professional indemnity arrangements.

All matters in the action plan are being dealt with by imposition of conditions.

25/11/2019 11/10/2019
1.8

The pharmacy does not have sufficient safeguards to make sure supplies of opiates and sleeping tablets are appropriate or that these medicines are not being abused or misused.

All matters in the action plan are being dealt with by imposition of conditions.

25/11/2019 11/10/2019
1.1

The risks involved with supplies of high-risk medicines are not effectively managed. And the pharmacy cannot provide assurance that prescribing is undertaken in line with good practice guidance and UK national guidelines (including GMC guidance)

All matters in the action plan are being dealt with by imposition of conditions.

25/11/2019 11/10/2019
1.6

There are no clear records to justify prescribing decisions when the person has not provided GP details or consented for the GP to be contacted.

All matters in the action plan are being dealt with by imposition of conditions.

25/11/2019 11/10/2019
3.1

The pharmacy’s systems do not ensure that people always receive the most appropriate medicine for effective treatment. Its website is arranged so that a person can choose a medicine and its quantity before there has been an appropriate consultation with a prescriber. And it is possible to change answers to consultation questions, without record, to circumvent the system.

All matters in the action plan are being dealt with by imposition of conditions.

25/11/2019 11/10/2019
4.2

The pharmacy supplies a range of POMs including large quantities of opioids and other medicines liable to abuse. But it is not able to demonstrate that adequate safeguards have been put in place to make sure they are clinically appropriate, including: that the prescriber will proactively share all relevant information about the prescription with other health professionals involved in the care of the person (for example, their GP); that the prescriber has contacted the person's GP in advance of issuing a prescription and that the GP has confirmed to the prescriber that the prescription is appropriate for the patient and that appropriate monitoring is in place; that the prescriber has made a clear record setting out their justification for prescribing in circumstances where they have decided to issue a prescription when the person does not have a GP or does not consent to share information.

All matters in the action plan are being dealt with by imposition of conditions.

25/11/2019 11/10/2019