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Ditton Pharmacy (1029212)

Inspection outcome: Standards met

Last inspection: 19/06/2019

Pharmacy context

This community pharmacy is in a parade of shops. It mainly dispenses NHS prescriptions which it receives from a nearby GP surgery. It is in a residential area of Cambridge and provides a range of services to local people.

Inspection summary findings

Principle 1. Governance

Standards met

The pharmacy generally manages its risks well. It monitors its dispensing service and makes improvements to its safety. The pharmacy keeps the records that it needs to and makes sure that they are accurate. Its team members manage people’s personal information properly. And they know how to protect vulnerable people.

Principle 2. Staff

Standards met

The pharmacy has enough staff to safely provide its services. Its team members obtain suitable qualifications and do ongoing training to competently perform their roles. The pharmacy sets aside time for its team members to regularly complete further training, so that they can keep their knowledge and skills up to date.

Principle 3. Premises

Standards met

The pharmacy safely provides its services from suitable premises.

Principle 4. Services, including medicines management

Standards met

The pharmacy generally manages its services well. It sources its medicines from reputable suppliers. And its team members store medicines in the right conditions, so they can be used safely. The pharmacy generally provides safe and effective services and helps people use their medicines safely. However, it could do better to make sure it provides people with up-to-date information. The pharmacy’s team members identify higher-risk medicines and generally provide appropriate advice to help people use their medicines safely.

Principle 5. Equipment and facilities

Standards met

The pharmacy has the right equipment to safely provide its services. And it maintains them appropriately.

Pharmacy details

37 Ditton Lane

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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