Inspection outcome: Standards met
Last inspection: 16/06/2021
This is a pharmacy located at the rear of a post office in Ferndown that is closed to visitors to its premises. It serves its local population which is mostly elderly. The pharmacy operates five days a week. The pharmacy dispenses and delivers NHS prescriptions and provides multi-compartment compliance aids to people and one local care home. This inspection was carried out during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Inspection summary findings
Principle 1. Governance
The pharmacy has written procedures to help make sure the team works safely. It has made some adjustments to some of these procedures to help minimise the spread of coronavirus during the pandemic. Pharmacy team members record and review some mistakes that happen. But it could do more to analyse why these mistakes happen to mitigate the risk of future errors. Pharmacy team members are clear about their roles and responsibilities. The pharmacy asks its customers and staff for their views and uses this to help improve services. It manages and protects people’s confidential information well and it tells people how their private information will be used. The pharmacy has appropriate insurance to protect people when things do go wrong.
Principle 2. Staff
The pharmacy staff have the appropriate skills, qualifications and training to deliver services safely and effectively. The pharmacy team members work well together. They are comfortable about providing feedback and raising concerns and are involved in improving pharmacy services.
Principle 3. Premises
The pharmacy provides a safe and appropriate environment for the provision of pharmacy services. The pharmacy team protect people’s private information and the pharmacy is secure and protected from unauthorised access.
Principle 4. Services, including medicines management
The pharmacy’s services are accessible, effectively managed and delivered safely. The pharmacy generally obtains, stores and manages medicines safely and ensure that all of the medicines it supplies are fit for purpose. The pharmacy team takes appropriate action where a medicine is not fit for purpose and maintains audit trails to demonstrate this.
Principle 5. Equipment and facilities
The pharmacy has the appropriate equipment and facilities to provide the services offered. The pharmacy uses its facilities to protect patient privacy.
Rear of Ferndown Post Office
97 Victoria Road
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|