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Astley Village Pharmacy (1091617)

Inspection outcome: Standards met

Last inspection: 07/09/2020

Pharmacy context

This is a community pharmacy situated on a parade of shops. It is located in Astley Village, near Chorley. The pharmacy dispenses NHS prescriptions, private prescriptions and sells over-the-counter medicines. It also provides a range of services including seasonal flu vaccinations and a minor ailment service. A number of people receive their medicines in multi-compartment compliance aids.

Inspection summary findings

Principle 1. Governance

Standards met

The pharmacy team follows written procedures, and this helps to maintain the safety and effectiveness of the pharmacy’s services. The pharmacy keeps the records it needs to by law. And members of the team discuss things that go wrong to help identify learning and reduce the chances of similar mistakes happening again.

Principle 2. Staff

Standards met

There are enough staff to manage the pharmacy's workload. Members of the team complete some additional training to help keep their knowledge up to date. But this is not structured so learning needs may not always be identified or addressed.

Principle 3. Premises

Standards met

The pharmacy premises are suitable for the services provided. A consultation room is available to enable private conversations. 

Principle 4. Services, including medicines management

Standards met

The pharmacy's services are easy to access. And it manages and provides them safely. Members of the team carry out checks to make sure that stock medicines are in good condition. But they do not always know when they are handing out higher-risk medicines. So they might not always be able to check that the medicines are still suitable, or give people advice about taking them. 

Principle 5. Equipment and facilities

Standards met

The pharmacy’s team members have access to the equipment they need for the services they provide. And they maintain the equipment so that it is safe to use.

Pharmacy details

Unit 5
Hallgate
CHORLEY
PR71XA
England

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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