Inspection outcome: Standards met
Last inspection: 22/08/2022
This is a community pharmacy in the town of Cowdenbeath in Fife. Its main activity is dispensing NHS prescriptions. And it supplies medicines in multi-compartment compliance packs to some people who need help remembering to take their medicines at the right times. It also provides substance misuse services and dispenses private prescriptions. The pharmacy team advises on minor ailments and medicines’ use. And it supplies a range of over-the-counter medicines.
Inspection summary findings
Principle 1. Governance
The pharmacy suitably identifies and manages the risks with its services. Pharmacy team members follow written procedures to help them safely carry out tasks. They keep the records they need to by law, and they safely keep people’s private information. The team is adequately equipped to manage any safeguarding concerns. Team members record and report details of mistakes they make while dispensing and learn from these to reduce the risk of further mistakes.
Principle 2. Staff
The pharmacy's team members are suitably skilled to provide the pharmacy's services. They complete regular ongoing training relevant to their roles. Team members manage the workload well and support each other as they work. They feel comfortable raising concerns, giving feedback and suggesting improvements to provide a more effective service.
Principle 3. Premises
The pharmacy is suitable for the services it provides. It keeps its premises clean, secure, and well maintained. And it has a suitable, sound‐proofed room where people can have private conversations with team members.
Principle 4. Services, including medicines management
The pharmacy makes its services accessible to people. And it manages its services well to help people look after their health. Pharmacy team members engage people in conversations about the medicines they are taking and they carry out additional checks with people taking higher risk medicines. The pharmacy correctly sources its medicines, and it completes regular checks of them to make sure they are in date and suitable to supply.
Principle 5. Equipment and facilities
The pharmacy has the equipment it needs to provide safe services. And team members make sure the equipment they use is clean.
Unit 1 & 2
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|