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Britannia Pharmacy (9011854)

Inspection outcome: Standards met

Last inspection: 23/08/2023

Pharmacy context

The pharmacy is on a parade of shops in a largely residential area. It provides NHS dispensing services, the New Medicine Service, flu vaccinations, blood pressure checks and weight monitoring. It also provides medicines as part of the Community Pharmacist Consultation Service. The pharmacy supplies medicines in multi-compartment compliance packs to a large number of people who live in their own homes and need this support. And it provides substance misuse medications to a small number of people. The pharmacy receives most of its prescriptions electronically.

Inspection summary findings

Principle 1. Governance

Standards met

The pharmacy adequately identifies and manages the risks associated with its services to help provide them safely. And it protects people’s personal information well. People can provide feedback about the pharmacy’s services. And team members understand how to protect vulnerable people. The pharmacy keeps the records it needs to and it largely keeps these accurate and up to date. Team members record and review their mistakes so that they can learn and make the services safer.

Principle 2. Staff

Standards met

The pharmacy has enough trained team members to provide its services safely. They do the right training for their roles. And they are provided with some ongoing training to support their learning needs and maintain their knowledge and skills. Team members can raise concerns to do with the pharmacy or other issues affecting people’s safety. The team members can take professional decisions to ensure people taking medicines are safe. And they are not affected by the pharmacy’s targets.

Principle 3. Premises

Standards met

The premises provide a safe, secure, and clean environment for the pharmacy's services. People can have a conversation with a team member and not be overheard. 

Principle 4. Services, including medicines management

Standards met

People with a range of needs can access the pharmacy’s services. The pharmacy provides its services safely and manages them well. And it highlights prescriptions for higher-risk medicines so that there is an opportunity to speak with people when they collect these medicines. The pharmacy gets its medicines from reputable suppliers and stores them properly. It responds appropriately to drug alerts and product recalls. This helps make sure that its medicines and devices are safe for people to use.

Principle 5. Equipment and facilities

Standards met

The pharmacy has the equipment it needs to provide its services safely. And it uses its equipment to help protect people’s personal information.

Pharmacy details

13-15 Faircross Parade
Longbridge Road

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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