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Biddulph Pharmacy (9010958)

Inspection outcome: Standards met

Last inspection: 24/08/2020

Pharmacy context

This busy community pharmacy is located in the town centre and most people who use the pharmacy are from the local area. It stays open for 100 hours per week, opening early in the morning and closing late in the evening. The pharmacy dispenses NHS prescriptions and it sells a range of over-the-counter medicines. It supplies a large number of medicines in multi-compartment compliance aid packs to help people take their medicines at the right time. The inspection was undertaken during the Covid 19 pandemic.

Inspection summary findings

Principle 1. Governance

Standards met

The pharmacy generally manages risks to make sure its services are safe, and it acts to improve patient safety. It manages and protects information well and it explains how it uses people's private information.  It completes the records that it needs to by law and asks its customers for their views and feedback. Members of the pharmacy team are clear about their roles and responsibilities how they can help to protect the welfare of vulnerable people.

Principle 2. Staff

Standards met

The pharmacy has enough team members to manage its workload safely, and they work effectively together. Team members are well trained, and the pharmacy encourages them to keep their skills up to date and supports their development. They have opportunities to discuss issues informally and they are comfortable providing feedback to their manager.

Principle 3. Premises

Standards met

The premises provide a professional environment for people to receive healthcare services. The pharmacy has a private consultation room that enables it to provide members of the public with the opportunity to have confidential conversations.

 

Principle 4. Services, including medicines management

Standards met

The pharmacy offers a range of healthcare services which are generally well managed and easy for people to access. The pharmacy team members are helpful and give healthcare advice and support to people in the community. The pharmacy sources, stores and supplies medicines safely. And it carries out appropriate checks to ensure medicines are in good condition and suitable to supply.

Principle 5. Equipment and facilities

Standards met

Members of the pharmacy team have the equipment and facilities they need for the services they provide. They maintain the equipment so that it is safe and use it in a way that protects privacy.

Pharmacy details

1-3 Tunstall Road
Biddulph
Stoke-on-Trent
ST86HJ
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