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Asda Pharmacy (1112309)

Inspection outcome: Standards met

Last inspection: 12/03/2024

Pharmacy context

This is a community pharmacy located within a large Asda supermarket in Darlaston, West Midlands. The pharmacy is open extended hours over seven days. The pharmacy dispenses both NHS and private prescriptions and sells a range of over-the-counter (OTC) medicines. And it provides NHS funded services such as Pharmacy First service, blood pressure testing and seasonal vaccinations. The pharmacy team dispenses medicines into multi-compartment compliance packs for some people to help make sure they remember to take them.

Inspection summary findings

Principle 1. Governance

Standards met

The pharmacy adequately manages the risks associated with its services to make sure people receive appropriate care. Members of the pharmacy team can access written procedures to make sure they work safely, and they complete tasks in the right way. They discuss their mistakes so that they can learn from them. And team members understand their role in protecting vulnerable people and they keep people’s personal information safe.

Principle 2. Staff

Standards met

The pharmacy has enough team members to manage the workload and the services that it provides. The team members plan absences in advance, so they always have enough cover to provide the services. They work well together in a supportive environment and can raise concerns and make suggestions.

Principle 3. Premises

Standards met

The pharmacy provides a safe, secure and professional environment for people to receive healthcare. The pharmacy team uses a consultation room for services and if people want to have a conversation in private.

Principle 4. Services, including medicines management

Standards met

The pharmacy offers a range of healthcare services which are easy for people to access. It manages its services and supplies medicines safely. The pharmacy obtains its medicines from licensed suppliers and stores them securely. People receive appropriate advice about their medicines when collecting their prescriptions.

Principle 5. Equipment and facilities

Standards met

The pharmacy has the equipment it needs to provide services safely. The pharmacy team stores and uses the equipment in a way that keeps people’s information safe.

Pharmacy details

St. Lawrence Way

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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