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HMP Isle Of Wight (1119786)

Inspection outcome: Standards met

Last inspection: 05/10/2022

Pharmacy context

The pharmacy is in the healthcare unit on the Albany site of HMP Isle of Wight. It has a wholesale dealing authorisation and Home Office license to facilitate the supply of medicines to other healthcare providers within the prison. The pharmacy supplies medicines for people housed in Albany and Parkhurst sites. And it provides medicines in compliance packs to approximately 100 people who need assistance in managing their in-possession medicines.

Inspection summary findings

Principle 1. Governance

Standards met

Overall, the pharmacy delivers its services adequately. It keeps people’s private information safe and secure, and its team members understand their role in protecting vulnerable people. The pharmacy has some processes for learning from mistakes. But it doesn’t always record and review its mistakes, so it could be missing opportunities to learn and improve its services. The pharmacy could do more to make sure its overall management of some medicines is improved to provide assurances that medicines supplied to people are safe and fit for purpose.

Principle 2. Staff

Standards met

Members of the pharmacy team work well together and have a good understanding of their roles and responsibilities. The pharmacy has just about enough support staff to manage its current dispensing workload. But the current level of pharmacist cover on-site means that the pharmacy has to limit some of its services, including pharmacy-led clinics.

Principle 3. Premises

Standards met

The pharmacy's premises are suitable for the services it provides. And they are kept clean, tidy, and secure from unauthorised access.

Principle 4. Services, including medicines management

Standards met

Overall, the pharmacy provides its services adequately. And it gets its medicines from reputable sources and stores them safely. It takes the right action in response to safety alerts so that people get medicines and medical devices that are safe to use.

Principle 5. Equipment and facilities

Standards met

The pharmacy has access to the appropriate equipment and facilities to provide the services it offers. It maintains its equipment and facilities adequately.

Pharmacy details

55 Parkhurst Road

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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