Inspection outcome: Standards met
Last inspection: 16/10/2019
An independent pharmacy located on a busy parade of shops in Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey. The pharmacy dispenses NHS and private prescriptions, sells a range of over-the-counter medicines and provides health advice. The pharmacy also provides Medicines Use Reviews (MURs), a New Medicine Service (NMS), multi-compartment compliance aids for patients in their own homes, flu vaccinations, supervised consumption, sexual health services including emergency hormonal contraception and a chlamydia test and treat service.
Inspection summary findings
Principle 1. Governance
Overall, the pharmacy adequately manages most of the risks associated with its services. The pharmacy keeps the records that it needs to, and the pharmacy’s team members understand how to protect vulnerable people and people’s personal information. But, the pharmacy does not record all of its mistakes. So it might miss opportunities to spot patterns and trends and so reduce the chances of the same things happening again.
Principle 2. Staff
The pharmacy has enough staff to manage its workload. Team members are trained for the jobs they do, and they complete some additional training to help them keep their knowledge up to date. They can use their professional judgement to decide whether it is safe to supply medicines.
Principle 3. Premises
The pharmacy's premises are clean, tidy and suitable for the provision of its services. The premises are well maintained, and they are secure when closed. Pharmacy team members use a private room for sensitive conversations with people to protect their privacy.
Principle 4. Services, including medicines management
The pharmacy makes its services accessible to most people, and it manages them safely and effectively so that people receive appropriate care. It obtains its medicines from licensed suppliers, and it carries out regular checks to make sure that they can be supplied to people safely.
Principle 5. Equipment and facilities
Members of the pharmacy team have the equipment and facilities they need for the services they provide. They maintain the equipment satisfactorily so that it is safe to use.
53 Surbiton Road
KINGSTON UPON THAMES
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|