Inspection outcome: Standards met
Last inspection: 14/04/2023
This is a community pharmacy in Glasgow. It dispenses NHS prescriptions including supplying medicines in multi-compartment compliance packs. The pharmacy provides substance misuse services and dispenses private prescriptions. Pharmacy team members advise on minor ailments and medicines use. And they supply over-the-counter medicines and prescription only medicines via 'patient group directions' (PGDs).
Inspection summary findings
Principle 1. Governance
Pharmacy team members recognise and appropriately respond to safeguarding concerns. They suitably protect people's private information and keep the records they need to by law. The pharmacy defines its working practices in standard operating procedures (SOPs). But it does not review them on a regular basis so it may be missing opportunities to make its services safer. Team members learn from mistakes and take the opportunity to improve the safety of the pharmacy’s services.
Principle 2. Staff
Pharmacy team members have the necessary qualifications and skills for their roles and the services they provide. And they work together well to manage the workload. Pharmacy team members continue to learn to keep their knowledge and skills up to date. And the pharmacy supports team members with qualification training.
Principle 3. Premises
The pharmacy's premises support the safe delivery of its services. And it effectively manages the space for the storage of its medicines. The pharmacy has suitable arrangements for people to have private conversations with the team.
Principle 4. Services, including medicines management
The pharmacy provides services which are easily accessible. And it manages its services to help people receive appropriate care. The pharmacy gets its medicines from reputable sources, and it stores them appropriately. The team conducts checks to make sure medicines are in good condition and suitable to supply. And it has arrangements to identify and remove medicines that are no longer fit for purpose.
Principle 5. Equipment and facilities
The pharmacy has the equipment it needs to provide safe services. And it uses its facilities to suitably protect people’s confidential information.
128 High Street
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|