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Kuramed Pharmacy (9012228)

Inspection outcome: Standards met

Last inspection: 01/05/2024

Pharmacy context

This pharmacy is in Harrow, Greater London and is closed to the public, providing its services at a distance. The pharmacy has an online presence, dispenses NHS prescriptions, and supplies medicines to people who live in residential care homes. A few people are supplied their medicines in multi‐compartment compliance packs, and it also offers a delivery service.

Inspection summary findings

Principle 1. Governance

Standards met

The pharmacy has procedures and risk assessments to help it deliver safe and effective services. It identifies and manages its risks well, and keeps the records it needs to by law. Team members protect people’s information, and have the relevant training to safeguard the welfare of vulnerable people using their services. People using the pharmacy’s services can easily provide feedback in a number of ways, and the pharmacy has robust procedures to minimise errors and learn from its mistakes.

Principle 2. Staff

Standards met

The pharmacy has enough staff for the services it provides and manages its workload safely. The team has the appropriate skill mix to ensure safe practice, and team members are supported to develop through accredited courses. Team members can raise concerns if needed, in an open and honest environment.

Principle 3. Premises

Standards met

The pharmacy is clean and tidy, with adequate space for providing its services safely. The pharmacy premises are also safe, secure, and appropriately maintained.

Principle 4. Services, including medicines management

Standards met

The pharmacy suitably manages its healthcare services. It sources its medicines from reputable suppliers and stores them appropriately. Its team members identify people taking high-risk medicines, and provide them with the right advice. This helps make sure that they are taken safely. The pharmacy team knows the right actions to take if medicines or devices are not safe to use. This protects people’s health and wellbeing.

Principle 5. Equipment and facilities

Standards met

The pharmacy has the equipment and facilities it needs for the services it provides. It maintains its equipment so that it is safe to use and has adequate resources to provide information.

Pharmacy details

Unit 5
Winsor & Newton Building
Whitefriars Avenue

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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