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John Carrington Limited (1034740)

Inspection outcome: Standards met

Last inspection: 06/08/2019

Pharmacy context

This is a community pharmacy situated amongst a small number of other retail shops. It is located in a residential area of Wallasey in the Wirral, Merseyside. The pharmacy premises are easily accessible for people, with adequate space in the consultation room and the retail area. The pharmacy sells a range of over-the-counter medicines and dispenses private and NHS prescriptions. It provides some people’s medicines in multi-compartment compliance aids.

Inspection summary findings

Principle 1. Governance

Standards met

The pharmacy manages the risks associated with its services and protects peoples’ information. It demonstrates how it manages risks when tasks are delegated to other members of the pharmacy team. Members of the pharmacy team work to professional standards and are clear about their roles and responsibilities. They record their mistakes so that they can learn from them. And act to help stop the same sort of mistakes from happening again.

Principle 2. Staff

Good practice

The pharmacy has enough staff to manage its workload safely. The team members are trained, work effectively together and are actively encouraged to develop their skills. They are comfortable about providing feedback to the manager. The pharmacy enables its team members to act on their own initiative and use their professional judgement, to the benefit of people who use the pharmacy’s services.

Principle 3. Premises

Standards met

The pharmacy is clean and tidy. It is a suitable place to provide healthcare. It has a consultation room so that people can have a conversation in private. ​

Principle 4. Services, including medicines management

Standards met

The pharmacy’s services are accessible to most people and they are generally well managed, so people receive their medicines safely. But members of the pharmacy team do not always know when high-risk medicines are being handed out. So, they may not always make extra checks or give people advice about how to take them. ​It sources and stores medicines safely and carries out some checks to help make sure that medicines are in good condition and suitable to supply. 

Principle 5. Equipment and facilities

Standards met

The pharmacy has the equipment it needs to provide the service safely.

Pharmacy details

128 Rake Lane

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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