Inspection outcome: Standards met
Last inspection: 05/03/2020
This is the pharmacy department of a large general hospital. Most of the pharmacy department’s activities are part of the business of the hospital and therefore fall outside of the scope of this inspection, which is focussed only on registerable activities. The pharmacy is registered so that it can dispense a small number of ‘take home’ medicines for patients of a local hospice, occasionally dispense other private prescriptions, and sell a limited range of over-the-counter medicines.
Inspection summary findings
Principle 1. Governance
The pharmacy has written procedures to help ensure its staff work safely and effectively. Members of the team record things that go wrong so that they can learn from them. And they take action to avoid similar mistakes being repeated. They generally keep the records that are needed by law. But the responsible pharmacist records are unreliable. Which means there could be confusion about who was taking responsibility at a certain point in time.
Principle 2. Staff
The pharmacy has enough staff to manage the workload and they are appropriately trained for the jobs they do. Members of the pharmacy team are able to use their professional judgement. And they know how to raise concerns.
Principle 3. Premises
The pharmacy is clean and tidy and provides a suitable environment for healthcare. A consultation room is available to allow private conversations.
Principle 4. Services, including medicines management
Members of the pharmacy team work to professional standards and supply medicines safely and effectively. The pharmacy stores its medicines appropriately and carries out checks to make sure they are kept in good condition.
Principle 5. Equipment and facilities
The pharmacy team have the equipment they need and it is appropriately maintained. The pharmacy has suitable facilities to protect confidentiality.
Leighton Hospital Pharmacy Dept
Middlewich Road Leighton
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|