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Asda Pharmacy (1115430)

Inspection outcome: Standards met

Last inspection: 05/07/2022

Pharmacy context

This community pharmacy is situated in a supermarket close to a residential area. It serves the local population, mainly supplying NHS prescription medicines. It provides the NHS flu vaccination and Community Pharmacy Consultation Service (CPCS).

Inspection summary findings

Principle 1. Governance

Standards met

The pharmacy generally manages the risks associated with its services. The pharmacy team follows written instructions to help make sure it provides safe services. The team usually reviews and records 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

Standards met

The pharmacy has enough staff to provide safe and effective services. Team members understand their individual roles and they work well together. The pharmacy addresses changes in service demand by reviewing its staffing profile and making suitable adjustments.

Principle 3. Premises

Standards met

The premises are clean, secure and spacious enough for the pharmacy’s services. It has consultation facilities available for services such as vaccinations, so team members can speak to people in private.

Principle 4. Services, including medicines management

Standards met

The pharmacy’s working practices are generally effective, which helps make sure people receive safe services. It gets its medicines from licensed suppliers and manages them appropriately to make sure they are in good condition and suitable to supply.

Principle 5. Equipment and facilities

Standards met

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.

Pharmacy details

1 Swan Walk
Civic Centre

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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