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Lloydspharmacy (1028607)

Inspection outcome: Standards met

Last inspection: 28/09/2020

Pharmacy context

This is a community pharmacy in a shopping area in the south-western suburb of the city of Bristol. A wide variety of people use the pharmacy. The pharmacy team members dispense prescriptions, sell over-the-counter medicines and give advice. They also supply some medicines in multi-compartment compliance packs to help vulnerable people in their own homes to take their medicines. The pharmacy offers several services including Medicines Use Reviews (MURs), the New Medicine Service (NMS), the Community Pharmacy Consultation Service (CPCS) and seasonal flu vaccinations. This inspection was carried out during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Inspection summary findings

Principle 1. Governance

Standards met

The pharmacy’s working practices are safe and effective. It has made changes to its written procedures as a result of COVID-19. And, physical measures are in place to reduce the risk of transmission of coronavirus. The pharmacy is appropriately insured to protect people if things go wrong. It keeps the required records. The pharmacy team members keep people’s private information safe and they know how to protect vulnerable people.

Principle 2. Staff

Standards met

The pharmacy currently has enough staff to manage their workload safely. The team members are flexible and try to cover holidays and sickness. They are encouraged to keep their skills and knowledge up to date. And they do this in work time. The pharmacy team work well together and are comfortable about providing feedback to their manager to improve their services and this is acted on.

Principle 3. Premises

Standards met

The pharmacy looks professional and is suitable for the services it offers. It is clean, tidy and organised. The premises are thoroughly cleaned to reduce the likelihood of transmission of coronavirus.

Principle 4. Services, including medicines management

Standards met

The pharmacy offers a good range of services and everyone can access these. It manages its services effectively to make sure that they are delivered safely. The team members make sure that people have the information they need to use their medicines properly. The pharmacy gets its medicines from appropriate sources and stores them safely. The pharmacy makes sure that people only get medicines or devices that are safe.

Principle 5. Equipment and facilities

Standards met

The pharmacy mainly has the appropriate equipment and facilities for the services it provides. And, the team members make sure that they are clean and fit-for-purpose. The pharmacy has taken some action to reduce the spread of coronavirus.  But its protective screens could be longer so as to provide better protection from the disease.  And there could be clearer directions telling people how they should walk around the pharmcy.  

Pharmacy details

135-137 Church 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