Inspection outcome: Standards met
Last inspection: 03/09/2020
The pharmacy is situated
within a surgery building. The surgery and pharmacy share the same entrance,
but the pharmacy can be open when the surgery is closed. The pharmacy has a 100
hours contract with the NHS. It provides NHS and private prescription dispensing,
mainly to local residents. The pharmacy supplies medications in
multi-compartment compliance packs for lots of people who need help taking
their medicines. It also offers a home delivery service to the surrounding
villages. This inspection took place during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Inspection summary findings
Principle 1. Governance
Principle 2. Staff
The pharmacy has enough
staff with relevant
qualifications to provide its services safely. Team members do
some ongoing training, but this is not structured or recorded. This could make
it harder for the pharmacy to identify and address any gaps in the team’s
knowledge or skills.
Principle 3. Premises
The premises are generally
clean and provide a safe, secure and professional environment for patients to
receive healthcare. The pharmacy has added physical screens to help reduce risks
posed by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Principle 4. Services, including medicines management
Overall, the pharmacy
delivers its services in a safe and effective manner. It gets its medicines
from reputable sources and stores them safely. It takes the right action in response to
safety alerts so that people get medicines and devices that are safe to use. Pharmacy team members are helpful. They try to make sure that people have all the
information they need so that they can use their medicines safely although this may not
happen consistently when high risk medicines are delivered.
Principle 5. Equipment and facilities
The pharmacy has the right equipment for its services. And it maintains it properly.
41 High Street
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|