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Morrisons Pharmacy (1031742)

Inspection outcome: Standards met

Last inspection: 24/08/2022

Pharmacy context

This is a pharmacy located inside a supermarket in Gosport. The pharmacy dispenses NHS and private prescriptions, sells a range of over‐the‐counter medicines, and provides health advice. The pharmacy also dispenses some medicines in multi-compartment compliance aids (MDS trays or blister packs) for those who may have difficulty managing their medicines at home and they provide the flu vaccines. The pharmacy provides a local delivery service.

Inspection summary findings

Principle 1. Governance

Standards met

The pharmacy has suitable procedures to identify and manage risks. It has written procedures in place to help ensure that its team members work safely. And it has suitable insurance to cover its services. The pharmacy team keeps people’s private information safe. And it understands it role in protecting the safety of vulnerable people. But its team members don't include enough detail in the records they keep of their near misses. 

Principle 2. Staff

Standards met

The pharmacy adequately trains its team members for the tasks they carry out. The pharmacy team manages its workload safely and effectively. And team members support one another well. They are comfortable with providing feedback to one another, so that they can improve the quality of the pharmacy's services.

Principle 3. Premises

Standards met

The pharmacy's premises are clean, secure and suitable for the provision of healthcare services. The pharmacy has made some sensible adjustments to help keep people safe from airborne viruses. It also protects the privacy of people receiving its services and prevents unauthorised access to its premises when it is closed. So it keeps its stock and people's information safe.

Principle 4. Services, including medicines management

Standards met

The pharmacy's working practices are generally safe and effective. It displays information on its website so people with different needs can access the pharmacy's services. It obtains its medicines from reputable sources. And it stores and manages them so it can be sure they are fit for purpose and safe to supply. Members of the pharmacy team make sure people have all the information they need to use their medicines in the right way. And they know what to do if any medicines or devices need to be returned to the suppliers.

Principle 5. Equipment and facilities

Standards met

The pharmacy has the equipment and facilities it needs for the services it offers. The pharmacy uses its equipment appropriately to store its medicines securely at the right temperature.

Pharmacy details

16 Walpole Road
GOSPORT
PO121NQ
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