Inspection outcome: Standards met
Last inspection: 08/04/2021
This is a community pharmacy. Most of the activity is dispensing NHS prescriptions and giving advice about medicines over the counter. The pharmacy supplies medicines in multi‐compartment compliance packs to people who live in their own homes. Other services that the pharmacy provides include substance misuse services, prescription deliveries to people’s homes and the supply of Covid-19 lateral flow tests. The inspection was undertaken during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Inspection summary findings
Principle 1. Governance
Overall, the pharmacy adequately identifies and manages the risks associated with the provision of its services. Its team members have defined roles and accountabilities. The pharmacy adequately manages people’s personal information. It knows how to protect vulnerable people. The pharmacy has some procedures to learn from its mistakes, and it keeps the records it needs to by law.
Principle 2. Staff
The pharmacy's team members adequately manage the workload within the pharmacy. They can raise concerns if needed. The team members receive training from the pharmacist which helps them to keep their skills and knowledge up to date.
Principle 3. Premises
The pharmacy keeps its premises safe, secure and largely appropriately maintained. The pharmacy has processes to keep customers and staff safe during the Covid-19 crisis. The pharmacy protects personal information.
Principle 4. Services, including medicines management
The pharmacy generally provides its services safely. The pharmacist is easily accessible to people who use the pharmacy. The pharmacy gets its medicines and medical devices from reputable sources. It stores them safely. The pharmacy acts if any medicines or devices are not safe to use to protect people’s health and wellbeing.
Principle 5. Equipment and facilities
The pharmacy has access to the appropriate equipment and facilities to provide the services that it offers safely. It mainly maintains its equipment and facilities adequately.
116 Southchurch Drive
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|