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Lloydspharmacy (1089469)

Inspection outcome: Standards met

Last inspection: 12/03/2020

Pharmacy context

The pharmacy dispenses NHS and private prescriptions and sells over-the-counter medicines. It provides advice on the management of minor illnesses and long-term conditions. And it delivers some medicines to people’s homes. It supplies some medicines in multi-compartment compliance packs. These help people remember to take their medicines. And it provides NHS services such as flu vaccinations.

Inspection summary findings

Principle 1. Governance

Standards met

The pharmacy has written procedures that the team follows. The team members have a clear understanding of their roles and tasks. And they work in a safe way to provide services to people using the pharmacy. The pharmacy keeps all the records as required, by law in compliance with standards and procedures. It provides people using the pharmacy with the opportunity to feedback on its services. The pharmacy team members look after people’s private information. And they know how to protect the safety of vulnerable people. The team members responsibly discuss mistakes they make during dispensing. But the detail they record is sometimes limited. So, they may be missing out on some learning opportunities to prevent similar mistakes from occurring. 

Principle 2. Staff

Standards met

The pharmacy has enough qualified staff to provide safe and effective services. The pharmacy team members are competent and have the skills and qualifications they need for their role. The pharmacy encourages and supports the pharmacy team to learn and develop. And it provides access to ongoing training. The pharmacy team members support each other in their day-to-day work. And they feel comfortable raising any concerns they have.

Principle 3. Premises

Standards met

The pharmacy's premises are of a suitable size for the services it provides. And people can have private conversations with the team in a consultation room.

Principle 4. Services, including medicines management

Standards met

The pharmacy is accessible to people. The pharmacy provides its services using a range of safe working practices. The pharmacy team members take steps to identify people taking some high-risk medicines. And they provide people with additional advice and support. They dispense some medicines into compliance packs to support people to remember to take them correctly. And they manage this service well. The pharmacy gets it medicines from reputable suppliers. It adheres to storage requirements during the dispensing process. It takes the right action if it receives any alerts that a medicine is no longer safe to use.

Principle 5. Equipment and facilities

Standards met

The pharmacy has the equipment and facilities it needs for the pharmacy services it provides. There are provisions in place to maintain people’s privacy.

Pharmacy details

11-12 Station Road
CONSETT
DH85RL
England

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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