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Bispham Pharmacy (9011531)

Inspection outcome: Standards met

Last inspection: 18/08/2021

Pharmacy context

This is a community pharmacy located on a parade of shops. It is situated in the residential area of Bispham, north of Blackpool town centre. The pharmacy dispenses NHS prescriptions, private prescriptions and sells over-the-counter medicines. It supplies medicines in multi-compartment compliance aids for some people to help them take the medicines at the right time. The pharmacy began trading approximately 6 months ago.

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 understand how to keep private information safe. They record things that go wrong so that they can learn from them. But they do not always review these records, so they are missing some opportunities to improve. ​

Principle 2. Staff

Standards met

There are enough staff to manage the pharmacy's workload and they are appropriately trained for the jobs they do. Members of the pharmacy team complete some additional training to help them keep their knowledge up to date.

Principle 3. Premises

Standards met

The pharmacy premises are suitable for the services provided and steps have been taken to make the premises COVID secure. 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 uses technology to help manage and provide its services safely. The pharmacy team gets medicines from recognised sources and carries out regular checks to help make sure that they are kept in good condition. 

Principle 5. Equipment and facilities

Standards met

Members of the pharmacy team 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

2 Blackpool Road
Bispham
Blackpool
FY20HR
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