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Edgeley Pharmacy (1029732)

Inspection outcome: Standards met

Last inspection: 24/01/2024

Pharmacy context

This traditional community pharmacy is situated in a suburban residential area, serving the local population. It mainly prepares NHS prescription medicines. Some people receive their medicines in weekly multi‐compartment compliance packs to help make sure they take them safely. The pharmacy provides other NHS services including COVID‐19 and flu vaccinations and the Community Pharmacist Consultation Service (CPCS).

Inspection summary findings

Principle 1. Governance

Standards met

The pharmacy team follows written instructions to help make sure it provides safe services. The team reviews its mistakes which helps it to learn from them. Pharmacy team members receive training on protecting people's information, and they understand their role in supporting vulnerable people. And the pharmacy keeps the records it needs to by law.

Principle 2. Staff

Standards met

The pharmacy has enough staff to provide safe and effective services. Team members work well together, and they have the qualifications and skills necessary for their roles.

Principle 3. Premises

Standards met

The premises are clean, secure and suitable for the pharmacy’s services. It has a private consultation room, so people can have confidential conversations with pharmacy team members and maintain their privacy.

Principle 4. Services, including medicines management

Standards met

The pharmacy’s working practices are generally effective, which helps make sure people receive safe services. It gets its medicines from licensed suppliers, and the team makes some checks to make sure they are in good condition and suitable to supply.

Principle 5. Equipment and facilities

Standards met

The pharmacy team has the equipment and facilities that it needs for the services it provides. The equipment is appropriately maintained and used in a way that protects people's privacy.

Pharmacy details

99 Bloom 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