Inspection outcome: Standards met
Last inspection: 20/02/2020
This is a busy community pharmacy located on the outskirts of Walsall town centre. People using the pharmacy are from the local community and a home delivery service is available. The pharmacy dispenses NHS prescriptions and provides other NHS funded services such as seasonal ‘flu vaccinations, sexual health services and a minor ailment scheme. The pharmacy team supplies some medicines in weekly packs for people that can sometimes forget to take their medicines.
Inspection summary findings
Principle 1. Governance
The pharmacy effectively manages the risks associated with its services to make sure people receive appropriate care. It is responsive to feedback and uses this to make improvements. Members of the pharmacy team follow written procedures to make sure they work safely. They record their mistakes so that they can learn from them, and they make changes to stop the same sort of mistakes from happening again.
Principle 2. Staff
The pharmacy has enough team members to manage the workload and the services that it provides. The team members plan absences in advance, so they always have enough cover to provide the services. The team members work well together in a supportive environment and they can raise concerns and make suggestions.
Principle 3. Premises
The pharmacy provides a safe, secure and professional environment for people to receive healthcare. The pharmacy team uses a consultation room for services and if people want to have a conversation in private.
Principle 4. Services, including medicines management
The pharmacy manages its services and supplies medicines safely. It gets its medicines from licensed suppliers and stores them securely and at the right temperature, so they are safe to use. The pharmacy team effectively supports people that may forget to take their medicines by providing them in weekly compliance packs, and it has well managed systems in place to dispense these.
Principle 5. Equipment and facilities
The pharmacy has the equipment it needs to provide services safely. The pharmacy team stores and uses the equipment in a way that keeps people’s information safe.
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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
|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|