Inspection outcome: Standards met
Last inspection: 17/01/2024
This supermarket pharmacy is situated in a large retail development. It mainly prepares NHS prescription medicines, and it manages people’s repeat prescriptions. The pharmacy provides other NHS services such as hypertension checks, emergency hormonal contraception (EHC), and it offers both NHS and private flu vaccinations. The pharmacy also supplies weight loss treatments against private prescriptions issued by Health Bridge Ltd trading as Zava, a CQC registered online doctor service provider. People access this service via the website www.onlinedoctor.asda.com.
Inspection summary findings
Principle 1. Governance
Overall, the pharmacy manages the risks associated with its services. It has written policies and procedures to help make sure it operates safely and the pharmacy team members generally follow these in practice. The team usually reviews its mistakes so that it can learn from them. Team members know how to protect and support vulnerable people, and they understand their role in securing people's confidential information.
Principle 2. Staff
The pharmacy has enough staff to provide safe and effective services. Team members understand their individual roles and they work well together. Staff complete the right training for their roles.
Principle 3. Premises
The premises are clean, secure, and spacious enough for the pharmacy's services. And the pharmacy provides a professional environment for the delivery of healthcare services. The pharmacy's website contains information about the pharmacy and the associated prescribing service.
Principle 4. Services, including medicines management
The pharmacy’s working practices are generally effective, which helps make sure people receive safe services. It gets its medicines from authorised suppliers and manages them appropriately to make sure they are in good condition and suitable to supply. The pharmacy team uses cold-chain packaging to maintain temperature-sensitive products during transit.
Principle 5. Equipment and facilities
The pharmacy team has the equipment and facilities that it needs for the services it provides. The equipment is appropriately maintained and used in a way that protects people's privacy.
Barton Dock Road
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
|The pharmacy has met all the standards for registered pharmacies
|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:
|The pharmacy delivers an innovative service and benefits the whole community and performs well against the standards
|The pharmacy delivers positive outcomes for patients and performs well against most of the standards
|The pharmacy meets all the standards
|The pharmacy has not met one or more standards