Inspection outcome: Standards met
Last inspection: 19/06/2019
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
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
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
The pharmacy safely provides its services from suitable premises.
Principle 4. Services, including medicines management
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
The pharmacy has the right equipment to safely provide its services. And it maintains them appropriately.
37 Ditton Lane
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|