Inspection outcome: Standards met
Last inspection: 28/08/2020
The pharmacy is located on a parade of shops surrounded by residential premises. The people who use the pharmacy are mainly older people. The pharmacy receives around 80% of its prescriptions electronically. The pharmacy provides a range of services, including the New Medicine Service. It supplies medication in multi-compartment compliance packs to a large number of people who live in their own homes to help them manage their medicines. The inspection was carried out during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Inspection summary findings
Principle 1. Governance
Overall, the pharmacy adequately identifies and manages the risks associated with its services. It regularly seeks feedback from people who use the pharmacy and team members understand their role in protecting vulnerable people. The pharmacy protects people’s personal information. And it largely keeps its records up to date and accurate.
Principle 2. Staff
The pharmacy has enough team members to provide its services safely. They can raise any concerns or make suggestions. The pharmacy has recently introduced ongoing training support for its staff. But the current workload has affected the teams ability to access this training. This could make it harder for them to keep their skills and knowledge up to date.
Principle 3. Premises
The premises provide a safe, secure, and clean environment for the pharmacy's services.
Principle 4. Services, including medicines management
Overall, the pharmacy provides its services safely and manages them well. And people with a range of needs can access the pharmacy’s services. The pharmacy gets its medicines from reputable suppliers and stores them appropriately. It takes the right action in response to safety alerts, so that people get medicines and devices that are safe to use. But the pharmacy doesn't always highlight prescriptions for higher‐risk medicines. And this may mean that it misses opportunities to speak with people when they collect these medicines. It doesn’t always keep prescriptions at the pharmacy until the medicines have been collected. And this may make it harder for team members to refer to the original prescription and may increase the chance of errors.
Principle 5. Equipment and facilities
The pharmacy has the equipment it needs to provide its services safely. It uses its equipment to help protect people’s personal information.
7 Bourne Parade
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
|The pharmacy has met all the standards for registered pharmacies|
|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:
|The pharmacy delivers an innovative service and benefits the whole community and performs well against the standards|
|The pharmacy delivers positive outcomes for patients and performs well against most of the standards|
|The pharmacy meets all the standards|
|The pharmacy has not met one or more standards|