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Allied Pharmacy Skelton Lane (9011998)

Inspection outcome: Standards not all met

Last inspection: 05/10/2023

Improvement action plan


Pharmacy context

This community pharmacy is in a residential area of the area of Woodhouse in the city of Sheffield. Its main services include dispensing NHS and private prescriptions and selling over-the-counter medicines. It provides some people with their medicines in multi-compartment compliance packs and provides a seasonal ‘flu vaccination and COVID-19 vaccination service. And it delivers some medicines to people’s homes.

Inspection summary findings

Principle 1. Governance

Standards met

The pharmacy provides its team members with a set of written procedures to support them in managing its services. The pharmacy keeps people’s sensitive information secure, and its team members are adequately equipped to safeguard vulnerable adults and children. The pharmacy has a process for team members to record and reflect on mistakes made during the dispensing process. But team members do not record every mistake made and so they may find it difficult to identify specific trends.

Principle 2. Staff

Standards not all met

The pharmacy does not always ensure it enrols its team members on accredited training courses relevant to their roles. However, it employs enough team members to manage the dispensing workload efficiently. Team members that are enrolled on training courses are well supported by the pharmacy to help them complete their courses effectively. Team members can provide feedback on the way the pharmacy functions to help improve service delivery.

Principle 3. Premises

Standards met

The pharmacy premises are appropriately maintained and are suitable for the services the pharmacy provides. The pharmacy has the facilities for people to have private conversations with team members.

Principle 4. Services, including medicines management

Standards not all met

The pharmacy cannot demonstrate that it stores its medicines requiring cold storage appropriately. This increases the risk of people being supplied medicines that are not fit for purpose. The pharmacy provides a range of services to help people improve their health. And it makes these services easily accessible to people. The services are generally well managed by team members, and they help support people to take their medicines correctly

Principle 5. Equipment and facilities

Standards met

The pharmacy has the appropriately maintained equipment that it needs to provide its services. And it uses its equipment appropriately to help protect people's confidentiality.

Pharmacy details

3 Skelton Lane

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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 does 'pharmacy has not met all standards' mean?

When a pharmacy has not met all standards, they are required to complete an improvement action plan, which you can find via a link at the top left of this page. We monitor progress to check the improvements are made and inspect again after six months to make sure the pharmacy is maintaining these improvements. A new report will then be published.