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4Court Pharmacy (1106237)

Inspection outcome: Standards met

Last inspection: 28/10/2019

Pharmacy context

This community pharmacy is open extended hours over seven days. It is situated on a main road in a suburban residential area. Most people who visit the pharmacy live locally. It mainly prepares NHS prescription medicines and it orders some people's repeat prescriptions. A large number of people receive their medicines in weekly multi-compartment compliance packs to help make sure they take them safely. The pharmacy also supplies medicines to care homes and it offers a home delivery service. And it provides an NHS substance misuse treatment service and a meningitis ACWY vac​cination service.​

Inspection summary findings

Principle 1. Governance

Standards met

The pharmacy generally manages its risks well. It provides the pharmacy team with written instructions to help make sure it provides safe services. The team records and reviews its mistakes so that it can learn from them. It keeps people’s information secure, and the team understands its role in protecting and supporting vulnerable people.

Principle 2. Staff

Standards met

The pharmacy has enough staff to provide safe and effective services. Team members have the skills and experience needed for their roles. They each have a performance review and complete relevant training, so they keep their skills and knowledge up to date.​

Principle 3. Premises

Standards met

The premises are clean, secure and spacious enough for the pharmacy’s services. It has a private consultation room, so members of the public can have confidential conversations and maintain their priv​acy.​

Principle 4. Services, including medicines management

Standards met

The pharmacy’s working practices are generally safe and effective. It gets its medicines from licensed suppliers and it manages them appropriately to make sure they are in good condition and suitable to supply.​​

Principle 5. Equipment and facilities

Standards met

The pharmacy has the equipment that it needs to provide its services effectively. And it has the facilities to secure people's information.​

Pharmacy details

Heybrook Service Station
Halifax Road

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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

Met The pharmacy has met all the standards for registered pharmacies
Not all met 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:

Excellent practice The pharmacy delivers an innovative service and benefits the whole community and performs well against the standards
Good practice The pharmacy delivers positive outcomes for patients and performs well against most of the standards
Standards met The pharmacy meets all the standards
Standards not all met The pharmacy has not met one or more standards