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Cohens Chemist (1030153)

Inspection outcome: Standards met

Last inspection: 05/03/2024

Pharmacy context

This is a community pharmacy in a residential area of the town of Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria. Its main services include selling over‐the‐counter medicines, dispensing NHS prescriptions, providing the NHS Pharmacy First and NHS Hypertension Case Finding services. It delivers medicines for some people to their homes.

Inspection summary findings

Principle 1. Governance

Standards met

The pharmacy appropriately manages the risks with its services and provides them safely and efficiently. It keeps people's sensitive information secure, and team members are well equipped to help safeguard vulnerable adults and children. The pharmacy’s team members follow a process to record the mistakes they make during the dispensing process. And they make some changes to the way they work to reduce the risk of similar mistakes recurring.

Principle 2. Staff

Standards met

The pharmacy has a skilled and experienced team to help manage its workload. Team members are adequately supported to update their knowledge and skills. They provide feedback on the pharmacy’s services and implement measures to improve efficiency and patient safety.

Principle 3. Premises

Standards met

The pharmacy premises are suitable for the services the pharmacy provides to people. And the premises are maintained to a high standard. There is a private consultation room available for people to use to have confidential conversations with a pharmacy team member.

Principle 4. Services, including medicines management

Standards met

The pharmacy offers a wide range of services which are made easily accessible to people. The pharmacy team manage the services well. Pharmacy team members follow robust processes to make sure the pharmacy stores and manages its medicines correctly.

Principle 5. Equipment and facilities

Standards met

The pharmacy has the appropriate equipment and facilities to safely manage its services. The equipment is well maintained to ensure it is fit for purpose.

Pharmacy details

62 Rawlinson Street

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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