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Angie's Pharmacy (1040675)

Inspection outcome: Standards met

Last inspection: 12/12/2019

Pharmacy context

The pharmacy is located on a busy high street in a residential area of Harlesden, North London. It dispenses NHS and private prescriptions, sells over-the-counter medicines and provides health and travel advice. The pharmacy dispenses medicines in multi-compartment compliance aids for people who have difficulty managing their medicines. Services include prescription collection and delivery, travel medicines including travel vaccinations, substance misuse and needle exchange and seasonal flu vaccination. The pharmacy has healthy living status.

Inspection summary findings

Principle 1. Governance

Standards met

The pharmacy’s working practices are generally safe and effective. The pharmacy team makes sure that people have the information they need so that they can use their medicines in the right way. The pharmacy manages risk and it has written procedures which tell staff how to complete tasks effectively. It generally keeps the records it needs to so that medicines are supplied safely and legally. The pharmacy team keeps people’s information secure and understands its role in protecting vulnerable people.

Principle 2. Staff

Standards met

The pharmacy has enough suitably trained team members to deliver its services safely. They work well together and are comfortable about providing feedback to improve the pharmacy’s services.

Principle 3. Premises

Standards met

The pharmacy’s premises are clean, secure and suitable for the provision of its services. The pharmacy prevents people accessing the premises when it is closed to keep medicines and information safe.

Principle 4. Services, including medicines management

Standards met

People with a range of needs can access the pharmacy’s services. The pharmacy gets its medicines from reputable sources to protect people from harm. It makes sure that medicines are stored securely at the correct temperature so that medicines it supplies are safe to use. The pharmacy team takes the right action if any medicines or devices need to be returned to the suppliers. They make sure that people have all the information they need so that they can use their medicines safely. The pharmacy team members give advice to people about where they can get other support.

Principle 5. Equipment and facilities

Standards met

The pharmacy has the equipment and facilities it needs for the services it offers. The pharmacy uses its equipment appropriately to keep people’s private information safe.

Pharmacy details

96 Craven Park

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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