Inspection outcome: Standards met
Last inspection: 06/07/2022
This is a community pharmacy within a large supermarket. The supermarket is in an open-air shopping centre in Feltham. The pharmacy provides a range of services including dispensing prescriptions. And it has a selection of over‐the-counter medicines and other pharmacy related products for sale. It provides a range of other services, including a blood pressure measuring service and a flu vaccination service in winter.
Inspection summary findings
Principle 1. Governance
The pharmacy has suitable procedures to identify and manage risk. It has written procedures in place to help ensure that its team members work safely. And it has insurance to cover its services. The pharmacy team keeps people’s private information safe. And it knows how to protect the safety of vulnerable people.
Principle 2. Staff
The pharmacy adequately trains its team members for the tasks they carry out. The pharmacy team manages its workload safely and effectively. And team members support one another. They are comfortable about providing feedback to one another, so that they can improve the quality of the pharmacy's services.
Principle 3. Premises
The pharmacy’s premises provide a suitable environment for people to receive its services. And they are sufficiently clean and secure. The pharmacy has made some sensible adjustments to help reduce the risk of the spread of viral infections. And its workspace is tidy and organised.
Principle 4. Services, including medicines management
The pharmacy makes its services accessible for people. And its procedures ensure that it supplies its services safely and effectively. The pharmacy team gets its medicines and medical devices from appropriate sources. And team members make the necessary checks to ensure that the pharmacy’s medicines and devices are safe to use to protect people’s health and wellbeing. The pharmacy team ensures that the medicines it supplies have the information that people need so they can take their medicines properly
Principle 5. Equipment and facilities
The pharmacy has the equipment and facilities it needs to provide services safely. And it keeps them clean. The team uses its facilities and equipment appropriately to keep people's confidential information safe.
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|