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Anachem Pharmacy (1036553)

Inspection outcome: Standards met

Last inspection: 11/11/2022

Pharmacy context

This is an NHS community pharmacy on a small row of shops in a residential area of West Ewell. The pharmacy opens six days a week. It sells over-the-counter medicines and some health and beauty products. It dispenses people’s prescriptions. And it delivers medicines to people who can’t attend its premises in person. The pharmacy supplies multi-compartment compliance packs (compliance packs) to some people who need help managing their medicines. It provides a substance misuse treatment service. And people can get a flu jab (vaccination) at the pharmacy too.

Inspection summary findings

Principle 1. Governance

Standards met

The pharmacy appropriately manages its risks. It has written instructions to help its team members work safely. It mostly keeps the records it needs to by law. It has appropriate insurance to protect people if things do go wrong. And people can share their experiences of using the pharmacy and its services to help it do things better. People who work in the pharmacy can explain what they do, what they are responsible for and when they might seek help. They keep people’s private information safe. They understand their role in protecting vulnerable people. And they review and talk to each other about the mistakes they make. So, they can learn from them and try to stop the same sort of things happening again.

Principle 2. Staff

Standards met

The pharmacy has enough team members to deliver safe and effective care. Members of the pharmacy team do the right training for their roles. They work well together and use their judgement to make decisions about what is right for the people they care for. They’re comfortable about giving feedback on how to improve the pharmacy’s services. They know how to raise a concern if they have one. And their professional judgement and patient safety are not affected by targets.

Principle 3. Premises

Standards met

The pharmacy provides an adequate environment to deliver it services from. And people can receive services in private when they need to. But members of the pharmacy team don’t always have the space they need to work in when it’s busy.

Principle 4. Services, including medicines management

Standards met

The pharmacy has working practices that are generally safe and effective. And its team is friendly and tries to help people access its services. Members of the pharmacy team dispose of people’s unwanted medicines properly. And they carry out checks to make sure the pharmacy’s medicines are safe and fit for purpose. The pharmacy offers flu jabs and keeps appropriate records to show that it has given the right vaccine to the right person. It gets its medicines from reputable sources. And it stores them appropriately and securely.

Principle 5. Equipment and facilities

Standards met

The pharmacy has the equipment and the facilities it needs to provide its services safely. It uses its equipment to make sure people’s data is kept secure. And its team makes sure the equipment it uses is clean.

Pharmacy details

210 Chessington Road
West Ewell

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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