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Morrisons Pharmacy (1037835)

Inspection outcome: Standards met

Last inspection: 26/02/2020

Pharmacy context

This is a community pharmacy located within a supermarket in the historic town of Stratford-Upon-Avon in Warwickshire. The pharmacy dispenses NHS and private prescriptions. It offers Medicines Use Reviews (MURs), the New Medicine Service (NMS), smoking cessation and sexual health services. The pharmacy also supplies multi-compartment compliance packs to people in their own homes if they find it difficult to manage their medicines.

Inspection summary findings

Principle 1. Governance

Standards met

The pharmacy is operating safely. Members of the pharmacy team routinely work in line with the company’s documented written instructions. They regularly monitor the safety of their services by recording their mistakes and learning from them. The team understands how to protect the welfare of vulnerable people. The pharmacy protects people’s private information well. And it maintains its records in accordance with the law.

Principle 2. Staff

Good practice

The pharmacy has enough staff to manage its workload safely. The pharmacy team is suitably trained or undertaking the appropriate accredited training. Team members work well together. They understand their roles and responsibilities. And they keep their skills and knowledge up to date by completing regular training.

Principle 3. Premises

Standards met

The pharmacy's premises provide a professional environment to deliver its services. The pharmacy has enough space to provide its services safely. And it is clean.

Principle 4. Services, including medicines management

Standards met

The pharmacy largely provides its services safely. Its services are easily accessible. Team members deliver them in an appropriate manner. The pharmacy sources, stores and manages its medicines well. And the team takes extra care for people prescribed higher-risk medicines. This helps ensure that people can take their medicines safely.

Principle 5. Equipment and facilities

Standards met

The pharmacy has an appropriate range of equipment and facilities. This helps to ensure its services can be provided safely. The pharmacy’s equipment is clean and enables people’s privacy to be maintained.

Pharmacy details

Alcester Road

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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