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Asda Pharmacy (1095382)

Inspection outcome: Standards met

Last inspection: 12/02/2020

Pharmacy context

The pharmacy is inside an Asda supermarket which is part of a larger shopping centre in a residential area of Luton. It dispenses NHS and private prescriptions, sells over-the-counter medicines and provides health advice. Services include: meningitis ACWY and seasonal flu vaccinations, anti-malarial medicines, emergency hormonal contraception. The pharmacy has healthy living status.

Inspection summary findings

Principle 1. Governance

Standards met

The pharmacy’s working practices are safe and effective. The pharmacy team is good at managing risks involved in providing its services. The pharmacy has written procedures which tell staff how to complete tasks safely. It keeps the records it needs up to date to show medicines are supplied safely and legally. The pharmacy team members make sure that people have the information they need so that they can use their medicines safely. They understand their role in protecting the welfare of vulnerable people and keeping people’s information secure.

Principle 2. Staff

Standards met

The pharmacy has enough staff to manage its workload and deliver its services safely. It supports its team members with ongoing learning. And they 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 services provided. The pharmacy prevents people accessing the premises when it is closed and keeps medicines and information safe.

Principle 4. Services, including medicines management

Standards met

People with a range of needs can easily access the pharmacy’s services. The pharmacy team gives advice to people about where they can get other support. The pharmacy gets its medicines from reputable suppliers and makes sure they are stored securely at the correct temperature. The pharmacy team members take the right action if any medicines need to be returned to the suppliers. They highlight prescriptions for high-risk medicines and provide people with the information they need to take their medicines safely.

Principle 5. Equipment and facilities

Standards met

The pharmacy has the equipment and facilities it needs for the services it provides. It uses these appropriately to keep people's private information safe.

Pharmacy details

Wigmore 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 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