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Automeds Pharmacy (1103205)

Inspection outcome: Standards met

Last inspection: 30/06/2022

Pharmacy context

This is a closed pharmacy located in an industrial estate in Poole, Dorset. It provides pharmacy services to care homes across the county. The pharmacy is able to provide medicines in multi-compartment compliance aids and as well as the supply of medicines, they provide a New Medicines Service and a delivery service.

Inspection summary findings

Principle 1. Governance

Standards met

Generally, the pharmacy has adequate procedures to identify 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 keeps records in the way that it should, and it protects people’s private information. The pharmacy’s team members understand their role in helping to protect the safety of vulnerable people.

Principle 2. Staff

Standards met

The pharmacy team manages its workload safely and effectively. Team members support one another, and they are comfortable about providing feedback, so that they can improve the quality of the pharmacy's services.

Principle 3. Premises

Standards met

The pharmacy’s premises provide a suitable environment for people to receive its services. They are generally organised. And they are sufficiently clean and secure.

Principle 4. Services, including medicines management

Standards met

The pharmacy provides its services safely and makes them accessible for people. The pharmacy team gets its medicines and medical devices from appropriate sources and generally stores its medicines properly. 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.

Principle 5. Equipment and facilities

Standards met

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 to keep people's private information safe.

Pharmacy details

Unit 45
Wessex Trade Centre
Ringwood Road

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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