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Bierley Pharmacy (9011010)

Inspection outcome: Standards met

Last inspection: 09/05/2022

Pharmacy context

The pharmacy is in a residential area in the suburbs of Bradford. Pharmacy team members dispense NHS prescriptions and sell a range of over‐the‐counter medicines. They provide medicines to people in multi‐compartment compliance packs, including to people in nursing homes. And they deliver medicines to people’s homes. The pharmacy provides people with blood pressure monitoring as part of the NHS National Hypertension Case Finding service. The inspection was completed during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Inspection summary findings

Principle 1. Governance

Standards met

The pharmacy adequately identifies and manages risks to its services. And it has the documented procedures it needs relevant to its services. Pharmacy team members understand their role to help protect vulnerable people. And they suitably protect people’s private information. Pharmacy team members record and discuss the mistakes they make to learn from them. They don't always identify why mistakes happen and so they may miss opportunities to make improvements to the pharmacy's services.

Principle 2. Staff

Standards met

Pharmacy team members have the right qualifications and skills for their roles and the services they provide. They complete some appropriate training ad-hoc to keep their knowledge up to date. Pharmacy team members feel comfortable discussing ideas and issues.

Principle 3. Premises

Standards met

The pharmacy is clean and properly maintained. It provides a suitable space for the services provided. The pharmacy has a suitable room where people can speak to pharmacy team members privately.

Principle 4. Services, including medicines management

Standards met

The pharmacy’s services are accessible to people, including for some people that don’t speak English as their first language. The pharmacy has systems in place to help provide its services safely and effectively. It sources its medicines appropriately. And it stores and manages its medicines properly.

Principle 5. Equipment and facilities

Standards met

The pharmacy has the necessary equipment available, which it properly maintains. And it manages and uses the equipment in ways that protect people’s confidentiality.

Pharmacy details

73A Hambledon Avenue

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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