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Boots (1085117)

Inspection outcome: Standards met

Last inspection: 05/01/2023

Pharmacy context

This is a community pharmacy situated in a busy retail park in Leamington spa, Warwickshire. Its main activity is dispensing NHS prescriptions. It sells a range of over-the-counter medicines and supplies medicines in multi-compartment compliance packs to a couple of people living in the community. The pharmacy offers a prescription delivery service.

Inspection summary findings

Principle 1. Governance

Standards met

The pharmacy has safe and effective working practices. It has written procedures to help deliver its services safely. And it keeps the records it needs to by law, to show that medicines are supplied safely and legally. Members of the pharmacy team record and review their mistakes so that they can learn and improve from these events. The pharmacy keeps people’s private information safely and its team members know how to protect vulnerable people.

Principle 2. Staff

Standards met

The pharmacy has just about enough team members to manage its current workload adequately. Members of the pharmacy team work well together, and they can raise concerns or make suggestions to help improve the pharmacy’s services. And they have access to training resources to help keep their skills and knowledge up to date.

Principle 3. Premises

Standards met

The pharmacy’s premises are safe and adequately maintained. And people visiting the pharmacy can have a conversation with a team member in private.

Principle 4. Services, including medicines management

Standards met

The pharmacy manages its services well to ensure people get appropriate care and support to manage their medicines safely. People with different needs can access the pharmacy’s services. The pharmacy gets its medicines from licensed wholesalers, and it stores them appropriately. Members of the pharmacy team take the right action in response to safety alerts so that people get medicines and medical devices that are safe to use.

Principle 5. Equipment and facilities

Standards met

The pharmacy has the equipment and facilities it needs to provide its services safely. And team members use the equipment in a way that protects people’s privacy and dignity.

Pharmacy details

Unit D; The Shires Retail Park

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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