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Avicenna Pharmacy (1090452)

Inspection outcome: Standards met

Last inspection: 19/10/2021

Pharmacy context

The pharmacy is located next to a medical practice in Braintree. The pharmacy dispenses NHS prescriptions. It assembles medication into multi‐compartment compliance packs for people who need help managing their medicines. It delivers medicines to people in their homes. The pharmacy administers flu vaccinations during the winter season. It has a wholesale dealers authorisation. The inspection was carried out during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Inspection summary findings

Principle 1. Governance

Standards met

The pharmacy has safe and effective working practices. It manages its risks appropriately by recording, reviewing and learning from its mistakes. And, it keeps people’s private information safe. It regularly asks people for their views and uses their feedback to improve its services. It keeps the records required by law to ensure that medicines are supplied safely and legally.

Principle 2. Staff

Standards met

The pharmacy has just enough team members to manage its workload safely. They are appropriately trained or training and have a good understanding about their roles and responsibilities. They make suggestions to improve safety and workflows where appropriate. They are provided with to identify any opportunities for development or learning.

Principle 3. Premises

Standards met

The pharmacy team keeps the pharmacy secure, clean and generally tidy. The pharmacist has an area to check prescriptions, and this is kept clear to help reduce the risk of mistakes.

Principle 4. Services, including medicines management

Standards met

The pharmacy gets its medicines from reputable suppliers and it generally stores them properly. It takes the right action if any medicines or devices need to be returned to the suppliers. This means that people get medicines and devices that are safe to use. The team members follow safe practice when assembling compliance packs which help people to take their medication. The pharmacy identifies and gives advice to people taking high-risk medicines to make sure that they are taken safely.

Principle 5. Equipment and facilities

Standards met

The pharmacy has the right equipment for its services and makes sure that it is looked after properly. It uses its equipment to keep people’s private information safe.

Pharmacy details

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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