Inspection outcome: Standards met
Last inspection: 08/09/2021
The pharmacy is on an
industrial estate in a building containing another business owned by the same
owners. The pharmacy itself is the ground floor in the building. It offers an NHS dispensing service at a distance as well
as dispensing private prescriptions and selling some over-the-counter medicines
online. This inspection was undertaken during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Inspection summary findings
Principle 1. Governance
Members of the pharmacy team work to professional standards and identify and manage risks effectively. They record mistakes they make during the dispensing process. And they try to learn from these to avoid problems being repeated. The pharmacy generally keeps its records up to date and these show that it is providing safe services. Its team members understand how they can help to protect the welfare of vulnerable people. And the pharmacy team members keep people's private information safe.
Principle 2. Staff
The pharmacy has enough team members to provide its services, and they work effectively together and are supportive of one another. They have the appropriate skills, qualifications and training to deliver services safely and effectively.
Principle 3. Premises
The premises are clean and provide a safe, secure and professional environment for people to receive healthcare. The pharmacy has adequate security. The pharmacy's own website displays all the necessary information for people. But it is harder for the pharmacy to maintain all the same information on sites operated by third parties.
Principle 4. Services, including medicines management
Overall, the pharmacy delivers its services in a safe and effective
manner and it gets its medicines from reputable sources. The pharmacy no longer
sells medicines over the internet which are liable to abuse.
Principle 5. Equipment and facilities
The pharmacy has the right
equipment for its services. It makes sure its equipment is safe to use.
Unit 1 Caxton Park
Elms Farm Industrial Estate
What do the inspection outcomes mean?
After an inspection each pharmacy receives one overall outcome. This will be either Standards met or Standards not all met
|The pharmacy has met all the standards for registered pharmacies|
|The pharmacy has not met one or more of the standards for registered pharmacies|
What do the summary findings for each principle mean?
The standards for registered pharmacies are made up of five principles. The pharmacy will also receive one of four possible findings for each of these principles. These are:
|The pharmacy delivers an innovative service and benefits the whole community and performs well against the standards|
|The pharmacy delivers positive outcomes for patients and performs well against most of the standards|
|The pharmacy meets all the standards|
|The pharmacy has not met one or more standards|