Inspection outcome: Standards met
Last inspection: 15/09/2020
The pharmacy is located in a small shopping precinct in a village setting. The people who use the pharmacy are mainly older people. The pharmacy receives around 80% of its prescriptions electronically. It provides a range of services, including Medicines Use Reviews, the New Medicine Service, influenza vaccinations, a stop smoking service and blood pressure checks. It also provides medicines as part of the Community Pharmacist Consultation Service. The pharmacy supplies medications in multi-compartment compliance packs to a small number of people who live in their own homes to help them manage their medicines. The inspection was carried out during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Inspection summary findings
Principle 1. Governance
The pharmacy adequately identifies and manages the risks associated with its services to help provide them safely. It records and regularly reviews any mistakes that happen during the dispensing process. And it uses this information to help make its services safer and reduce any future risk. It protects people’s personal information and people can provide feedback about the pharmacy’s services. The pharmacy keeps its records up to date and accurate. And team members understand their role in protecting vulnerable people.
Principle 2. Staff
Principle 3. Premises
The premises provide a safe, secure, and clean environment for the pharmacy's services. People can have a conversation with a team member in a private area. But the pharmacy could do more to make sure that the room temperature in the warmer months remains at a suitable level.
Principle 4. Services, including medicines management
The pharmacy provides its services safely and manages them well. It responds appropriately to drug alerts and product recalls. This helps make sure that its medicines and devices are safe for people to use. People with a range of needs can access the pharmacy’s services. The pharmacy highlights prescriptions for higher-risk medicines so that there is an opportunity to speak with people when they collect these medicines. And it dispenses medicines into multi-compartment compliance packs safely. The pharmacy gets its medicines from reputable suppliers and largely stores them properly.
Principle 5. Equipment and facilities
The pharmacy has the equipment it needs to provide its services safely. It uses its equipment to help protect people’s personal information.
4a Singleton Centre
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
|The pharmacy has met all the standards for registered pharmacies|
|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:
|The pharmacy delivers an innovative service and benefits the whole community and performs well against the standards|
|The pharmacy delivers positive outcomes for patients and performs well against most of the standards|
|The pharmacy meets all the standards|
|The pharmacy has not met one or more standards|