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Lawthorn Pharmacy (1041830)

Inspection outcome: Standards met

Last inspection: 19/04/2022

Pharmacy context

This is a community pharmacy beside other shops in a local centre. It dispenses NHS prescriptions including supplying medicines in multi-compartment compliance packs. The pharmacy offers a medicines’ delivery service. And it provides substance misuse services and dispenses private prescriptions. The pharmacy team advises on minor ailments and medicines’ use. And supplies a range of over-the-counter medicines. The inspection was completed during the COVID‐19 pandemic.

Inspection summary findings

Principle 1. Governance

Standards met

The pharmacy has safe and effective working practices. And it can show it manages its dispensing risks to keep services safe. The pharmacy keeps the records it needs to by law, and it suitably protects people's private information.

Principle 2. Staff

Standards met

Pharmacy team members have the necessary qualifications and skills for their roles and the services they provide. They are proactive at learning and making improvements in the workplace. And they complete training to keep their knowledge and skills up to date.

Principle 3. Premises

Standards met

The pharmacy premises adequately support the safe delivery of services. And the pharmacy suitably manages the space for the storage of its medicines. The pharmacy has suitable arrangements for people to have private conversations with the team.

Principle 4. Services, including medicines management

Standards met

The pharmacy gets its medicines from reputable sources and it stores them appropriately. The team carries out checks to make sure medicines are in good condition and suitable to supply. And it has arrangements to identify and remove medicines that are not fit for purpose. The pharmacy provides services which are easily accessible. And it manages its services well to help people receive appropriate care.

Principle 5. Equipment and facilities

Standards met

The pharmacy has the equipment it needs to provide safe services and it uses its facilities to suitably protect people’s private information.

Pharmacy details

1 Cardow Crescent
Lawthorn Local Centre

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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