Inspection outcome: Standards met
Last inspection: 12/05/2021
This is a community pharmacy attached to a health centre. It dispenses NHS prescriptions including supplying medicines in multi-compartment compliance packs. The pharmacy offers a repeat prescription collection service and a medicines’ delivery service. It also 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. This pharmacy was inspected during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Inspection summary findings
Principle 1. Governance
The pharmacy suitably identifies and manages the risks with its services, including reducing the infection risk during the pandemic. The pharmacy team members follow written processes for the pharmacy’s services to ensure they provide them safely. They record and review their mistakes to learn from them and make changes to avoid the same mistakes happening again. The pharmacy keeps all the records that it needs to by law and keeps people’s private information safe. Team members know who to contact if they have concerns about vulnerable people.
Principle 2. Staff
The pharmacy has enough qualified and experienced team members to safely provide its services. They are trained and competent for their roles and the services they provide. The pharmacy gives them time for reading and training during the working day to keep their knowledge up to date. Team members make decisions within their competence to provide safe services to people. They know how to make suggestions and raise concerns if they have any to keep the pharmacy safe.
Principle 3. Premises
The pharmacy is safe and clean and suitable for delivery of its services. It has suitable facilities for people to have private conversations with team members. And it protects people’s private information. The pharmacy is secure when closed.
Principle 4. Services, including medicines management
The pharmacy helps people to access its services. And it provides these services safely. Pharmacy team members follow written processes. They support people by providing them with information and suitable advice to help them use their medicines. And they provide extra written information to people taking higher-risk medicines. The pharmacy obtains medicines from reliable sources and stores them properly. Pharmacy team members know what to do if medicines are not fit for purpose.
Principle 5. Equipment and facilities
The pharmacy has the equipment it needs to deliver its services. And team members look after it to ensure it works.
2a Hamilton Square
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|