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Kamsons Pharmacy (1109049)

Inspection outcome: Standards met

Last inspection: 19/01/2024

Pharmacy context

This busy NHS community pharmacy is next to a GP surgery in a residential area of Crawley. The pharmacy is part of a chain of pharmacies. It opens six days a week. It sells medicines over the counter. It dispenses people’s prescriptions. And it delivers medicines to people who have difficulty in leaving their homes. The pharmacy provides a substance misuse treatment service. It supplies multi-compartment compliance packs (compliance packs) to a few people who need help managing their medicines. It delivers the Community Pharmacist Consultation Scheme (CPCS) to help people who have a minor illness or need an urgent supply of a medicine. And people can visit the pharmacy to get their coronavirus booster, flu jab or travel vaccination, or have their blood pressure checked.

Inspection summary findings

Principle 1. Governance

Standards met

The pharmacy generally manages its risks appropriately. It has written instructions to help its team members work safely. It largely keeps the records it needs to by law. It has the insurance it needs to protect people if things do go wrong. And people can share their experiences of using the pharmacy and its services to help it do things better. People who work in the pharmacy talk to each other about the mistakes they make to try to stop the same sort of things happening again. They can explain what they do, what they are responsible for and when they might seek help. They usually keep people’s private information safe. And they understand their role in protecting vulnerable people.

Principle 2. Staff

Standards met

The pharmacy has enough people in its team to deliver safe and effective care. Members of the pharmacy team work well together and use their judgement to make decisions about what is right for the people they care for. They know how to raise a concern if they have one. And they can give feedback to help the pharmacy do things better.

Principle 3. Premises

Standards met

The pharmacy provides an adequate environment to deliver it services from. And people can receive services in private when they need to.

Principle 4. Services, including medicines management

Standards met

The pharmacy provides services that people can access easily. Its working practices are safe and effective. And it keeps appropriate records for its vaccination service to show that it has given the right vaccine to the right person. The pharmacy gets its medicines from reputable sources. And it usually stores them appropriately and securely. Members of the pharmacy team are friendly and helpful. They largely dispose of people’s unwanted medicines properly. And they carry out checks to make sure the pharmacy’s medicines are safe and fit for purpose.

Principle 5. Equipment and facilities

Standards met

The pharmacy has the equipment and the facilities it needs to provide its services safely. And its team makes sure the equipment it uses is clean and suitable for what it’s being used for.

Pharmacy details

139 Brighton 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