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Hollowood Chemists (9012218)

Inspection outcome: Standards met

Last inspection: 20/06/2024

Pharmacy context

This  community pharmacy is located in a small shopping parade. It is situated in a residential area of Moss Side, St Helens. The pharmacy dispenses NHS prescriptions, private prescriptions and sells over-the-counter medicines. It also provides a range of services including seasonal flu vaccinations and emergency hormonal contraception. The pharmacy supplies medicines in multi-compartment compliance packs for some people to help them take their medicines at the right time.

Inspection summary findings

Principle 1. Governance

Standards met

The pharmacy manages the risks associated with its services to make sure people receive appropriate care. Members of the pharmacy team follow written procedures to help make sure they work safely, and they complete tasks in the right way. They discuss their mistakes so that they can learn from them. And the team members understand their role in protecting vulnerable people and they keep people’s personal information safe.

Principle 2. Staff

Standards met

The pharmacy has enough team members to manage the workload safely. And they are appropriately trained for the jobs they do. Members of the pharmacy team complete some additional training to help them keep their knowledge up to date.

Principle 3. Premises

Standards met

The pharmacy is clean and tidy, and it provides a suitable environment for the delivery of healthcare services. It has consultation rooms, so that people can speak to the pharmacy team members in private when needed.

Principle 4. Services, including medicines management

Standards met

The pharmacy largely provides its services safely. It obtains its medicines from licensed sources and generally manages them appropriately so that they are safe for people to use. 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 the equipment it needs to provide its services. Equipment is maintained and kept clean so that it is safe and ready to use.

Pharmacy details

23 Bassenthwaite Avenue
St. Helens

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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