Inspection outcome: Standards met
Last inspection: 29/08/2019
This is a community
pharmacy located within a Morrisons supermarket close to the centre of Walsall.
The pharmacy is open extended hours over seven days. It dispenses NHS
prescriptions and provides NHS funded services. The pharmacy team offers a managed
prescription collection service and dispenses some medicines into weekly multi-compartment
compliance packs for people that can sometimes forget to take their medicines.
Inspection summary findings
Principle 1. Governance
The pharmacy effectively manages the risks associated with the services to make sure people receive appropriate care. It is responsive to feedback and uses this to make improvements. Members of the pharmacy team follow written procedures to make sure they work safely. They record their mistakes so that they can learn from them. And they make changes to stop the same sort of mistakes from happening again.
Principle 2. Staff
The pharmacy has enough team members to manage the current workload and the services that it provides. The team members plan absences in advance, so they always have enough cover to provide the services. They work well together in a supportive environment and can raise concerns and make suggestions.
Principle 3. Premises
The pharmacy provides a safe, secure and professional environment for people to receive healthcare. The pharmacy team uses a consultation room for services and if people want to have a conversation in private.
Principle 4. Services, including medicines management
The pharmacy manages its services and supplies medicines safely. It gets its medicines from licensed suppliers, and stores them securely and at the correct temperature, so they are safe to use. People receive advice about their medicines when collecting their prescriptions. And the pharmacy team supports members of the public that may forget to take their medicines by placing them into weekly multi-compartment compliance packs.
Principle 5. Equipment and facilities
The pharmacy has the equipment it needs to provide services safely. And the pharmacy team uses it is a way that keeps people’s information safe.
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|