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HMP Wandsworth (9011226)

Inspection outcome: Standards met

Last inspection: 22/09/2021

Pharmacy context

The pharmacy is inside HMP Wandsworth and provides services to the prison. These include dispensing ​medicines and administering medicines on the wings. The pharmacy team provides additional services such as medicine reviews and medicine reconciliation. The pharmacy also has appropriate authority to supply​ medicines including controlled drugs as stock to other healthcare services within the prison. The inspection took place during the COVID‐19 pandemic.

Inspection summary findings

Principle 1. Governance

Standards met

Overall, the pharmacy identifies and manages the risks associated with the provision of its services. The pharmacy maintains the records it should. Its team members have identified roles and accountabilities. They support and assist vulnerable people well. The pharmacy deals with its mistakes responsibly. But because it does not record all its mistakes or regularly review them, team members may be missing some learning opportunities to make things safer.

Principle 2. Staff

Standards met

The pharmacy has adequate numbers of staff to manage its workload. Staff can show that they understand their roles and are empowered to make decisions that benefit the health of their patients. And they can raise concerns if necessary.​ The pharmacy's team members are given opportunities for self‐development. And they have access to ongoing training modules. This helps keep their knowledge and skills up to date. 

Principle 3. Premises

Standards met

The pharmacy keeps its premises safe, secure, and appropriately maintained. The premises have enough space to deliver the services it provides. Its team members keep the premises clean. And it has measures in place to help stop the spread of Covid‐19.

Principle 4. Services, including medicines management

Standards met

The pharmacy provides its services safely. The pharmacy team is proactive about ensuring that people receive effective care. The pharmacy gets its medicines and medical devices from reputable sources and stores them safely. It takes the right actions if any medicines or devices are not safe to use to protect people’s health and wellbeing. And its pharmacists make suitable interventions to protect people’s health and wellbeing.

Principle 5. Equipment and facilities

Standards met

The pharmacy has access to a suitable range of equipment and facilities for the services it provides.

Pharmacy details

Heathfield 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