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8pm Chemist (1038572)

Inspection outcome: Standards met

Last inspection: 20/09/2022

Pharmacy context

This community pharmacy is located close to the centre of Willenhall which is a market town in the West Midlands. People who use the pharmacy are from the local community and a home delivery service is available. The pharmacy dispenses NHS prescriptions, and it provides some other NHS funded services.

Inspection summary findings

Principle 1. Governance

Standards met

The pharmacy manages the risks associated with its services to make sure people receive appropriate care. Members of the pharmacy team follow written procedures to make sure they work safely. They discuss their mistakes so that they can learn from them, and they make changes to stop the same sort of mistakes from happening again. The pharmacy team keeps people’s information safe and team members understand their role in supporting vulnerable people.

Principle 2. Staff

Standards met

The pharmacy has enough team members to manage the workload and the services that it provides. The team members plan absences in advance, so the pharmacy has enough cover to provide the services. They work well together in a supportive environment and they can raise concerns and make suggestions.

Principle 3. Premises

Standards met

The pharmacy provides a safe, secure and professional environment for people to receive healthcare services. The pharmacy team uses a consultation room for some services and if people want to have a conversation in private.

Principle 4. Services, including medicines management

Standards met

The pharmacy offers a range of healthcare services which are easy for people to access. It manages its services and supplies medicines safely. The pharmacy obtains its medicines from licensed suppliers, and stores them securely and at the correct temperature, so they are safe to use. People receive appropriate advice about their medicines when collecting their prescriptions.

Principle 5. Equipment and facilities

Standards met

The pharmacy has the equipment it needs to provide its services safely. The team uses this equipment in a way that keeps people’s information safe.

Pharmacy details

61 Wolverhampton Street

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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