Inspection outcome: Standards met
Last inspection: 17/02/2023
The pharmacy is situated within a private GP medical practice, in the city centre of Liverpool. The premises are accessible for people, with adequate space in the reception area. The pharmacy dispenses approximately 100 private prescriptions each month. And it has a selection of over-the-counter medicines available to buy. It has a consultation room for private conversations. The pharmacy is owned by Dr Arun Ghosh, a private GP for Ghosh Medical Group. The pharmacy is associated with a private medical cannabis clinic in London which employs GMC registered specialist doctors and pharmacist independent prescribers (PIP). And it dispenses a small number of private prescriptions for medical cannabis each month.
Inspection summary findings
Principle 1. Governance
The pharmacy has written procedures to help make sure services are provided effectively. The pharmacist is clear about her roles and responsibilities and knows how to protect private information. And the pharmacy keeps the records required by law.
Principle 2. Staff
The pharmacy employs three pharmacists who can manage the workload safely. The pharmacists can act on their own initiative and use their professional judgement. The pharmacists carry out appropriate training for their roles.
Principle 3. Premises
The pharmacy is clean and tidy. It is a suitable place to provide healthcare. And it has a consultation room so that people can have a conversation in private.
Principle 4. Services, including medicines management
The pharmacy’s services are accessible to most people, and they are generally well managed, so people receive their medicines safely. The pharmacy stores medicines appropriately and carries out checks to help make sure that medicines are in good condition and suitable to supply.
Principle 5. Equipment and facilities
The pharmacy has the equipment it needs to provide services safely. And it is used in a way that protects privacy.
Ghosh Medical Group
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