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Allcures Pharmacy (1031022)

Inspection outcome: Standards met

Last inspection: 10/09/2020

Pharmacy context

The pharmacy is located next to a convenience store in a residential area. A surgery is also located nearby. People who use the pharmacy are mainly from the local area. The pharmacy provides Medicines Use Reviews, the New Medicine Service and provides flu vaccinations. The inspection was undertaken during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Inspection summary findings

Principle 1. Governance

Standards met

The pharmacy adequately identifies and manages the risks associated with its services. The pharmacy asks its customers for their views. It keeps the records it needs to so that medicines are supplied safely and legally. Team members know how to safeguard vulnerable people. They work to written procedures to help provide the pharmacy’s services safely.

Principle 2. Staff

Standards met

The pharmacy has an adequate number of team members for 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. Team members are given some ongoing training to keep their knowledge and skills up to date.

Principle 3. Premises

Standards met

The premises are suitable for the pharmacy’s services and are clean and tidy. People can have a conversation with a team member in a private area.

Principle 4. Services, including medicines management

Standards met

Overall, the pharmacy provides its services safely and manages them well. It gets its medicines from reputable suppliers and stores them properly. And it responds appropriately to drug alerts and product recalls. This helps make sure that its medicines and devices are safe for people to use. People with a range of needs can access the pharmacy’s services.

Principle 5. Equipment and facilities

Standards met

The pharmacy has the equipment it needs to provide its services safely. It uses its equipment to help protect people’s personal information.

Pharmacy details

1 Marshview Court
London Road
Vange
BASILDON
SS164QW
England

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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