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Karims Pharmacy (9011332)

Inspection outcome: Standards met

Last inspection: 11/05/2021

Pharmacy context

The pharmacy is in a residential area next to a doctor’s surgery in Blackburn. It mainly dispenses NHS prescriptions, including providing some medicines in multi-compartment compliance packs. It delivers medicines to people’s homes. Pharmacy team members provide a range of services including seasonal flu vaccinations. They sell over-the-counter medicines and provide healthcare advice. This inspection was completed during the pandemic.

Inspection summary findings

Principle 1. Governance

Standards met

The pharmacy appropriately identifies and manages the risks with its services. And pharmacy team members understand their roles and responsibilities in providing safe services, including protecting vulnerable people. They regularly record and discuss any errors they make. So, they can learn together and improve their knowledge. Pharmacy team members keep people’s private information secure. And they keep the records they need to by law up to date.

Principle 2. Staff

Good practice

The pharmacy has a team with the necessary qualifications and skills to manage its services and workload well. Experienced team members are good at supporting trainees to learn and acquire the skills they need. And the team has a good culture of ongoing learning and development. Team members openly discuss ideas to improve services and care for people. And they feel comfortable to escalate any concerns.

Principle 3. Premises

Standards met

The pharmacy premises are of a good standard for the services the pharmacy provides. They are clean, secure and the team maintains people’s privacy, including during the pandemic.

Principle 4. Services, including medicines management

Standards met

The pharmacy’s services are easily accessible for people. And the pharmacy manages its services well to deliver them safely and effectively. The team supports people to take their medicines properly and provides relevant advice. The pharmacy suitably sources its medicines and mostly stores and manages its medicines appropriately

Principle 5. Equipment and facilities

Standards met

The pharmacy has suitable equipment for the services it provides. And the pharmacy uses its equipment in ways to protect people’s private information.

Pharmacy details

3 Pritchard Street
United Kingdom

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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