Inspection outcome: Standards met
Last inspection: 26/08/2020
This is a traditional community pharmacy in the centre of a small rural village. NHS dispensing is the main activity and a range of medicines and sundry items are available for sale in the retail area. The pharmacy caters mainly for the local population, but it also provides a dispensing service for four residential care homes. Medicines are supplied in multi compartment compliance aid packs for residents of the care homes and also for a few other local patients. This inspection was carried out during the Covid 19 pandemic.
Inspection summary findings
Principle 1. Governance
The pharmacy has written instructions to help ensure it
provides services effectively. And it maintains the records that it needs to by
law. There is little evidence of formal systems being in place to identify the
risks associated with the pharmacy’s services. But the pharmacist manages most
aspects of the service himself and he relies on his personal knowledge of the
people who use the pharmacy.
Principle 2. Staff
The pharmacy’s workload is primarily managed by the pharmacist with little additional support. The pharmacist has a good rapport with people who use the pharmacy’s services and feels able to use his professional judgement to meet their needs.
Principle 3. Premises
The pharmacy is generally clean and is a suitable size for the volume of work. It provides an appropriate environment for healthcare
Principle 4. Services, including medicines management
The pharmacy’s services are easy to access, and they are managed to help make sure that people receive effective care. The pharmacy obtains medicines from licensed suppliers and makes some checks to ensure they are kept in good condition.
Principle 5. Equipment and facilities
The pharmacy has the equipment and facilities it needs for the services it provides. And it uses them in a way that protects privacy. Appropriate equipment is available for infection control.
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|