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Gallagher Pharmacy (9011678)

Inspection outcome: Standards met

Last inspection: 11/03/2024

Pharmacy context

This is a community pharmacy in the town of Stevenston in Ayrshire. Its main services include dispensing of NHS prescriptions. And it delivers medication to people’s homes and supplies some people with their medicines in multi‐compartment compliance packs to help them with taking their medicines. Team members advise on minor ailments and medicines use. And they deliver the NHS Pharmacy First service.

Inspection summary findings

Principle 1. Governance

Standards met

The pharmacy appropriately manages the risks associated with the services it provides for people. Its complete set of written procedures help the team carry out tasks consistently and safely. They record, review and learn from the mistakes they make when dispensing. And they keep the records they need to by law. Team members have knowledge and experience to help support vulnerable people. And they work well together to protect people's welfare.

Principle 2. Staff

Standards met

The pharmacy has sufficient team members with the right qualifications and knowledge to manage its workload and provide its services. The pharmacist and pharmacy team supports its members well to complete appropriate training for their roles and keep their skills up to date. Members of the team work well together and communicate effectively. And they are comfortable raising concerns should they need to.

Principle 3. Premises

Standards met

The pharmacy premises are suitable for the services provided and the team maintains them to a high standard. It has private consultation rooms where people can have confidential conversations with a pharmacy team member.

Principle 4. Services, including medicines management

Standards met

The pharmacy provides a range of services to support people's health needs. It manages its services well and they are easy for people to access. The pharmacy receives its medicines from reputable sources and stores them appropriately. And team members carry out checks to help ensure they keep medicines in good condition.

Principle 5. Equipment and facilities

Standards met

The pharmacy has the equipment and facilities it needs to support the safe delivery of its services. It maintains its equipment to ensure it remains fit for purpose and safe to use. And its team members use the equipment appropriately to protect people’s confidentiality.

Pharmacy details

33 New 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