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Oldham Pharmacy (1033883)

Inspection outcome: Standards met

Last inspection: 29/06/2022

Pharmacy context

This is a traditional community pharmacy situated on a main road. It serves the local population. The pharmacy mainly prepares NHS prescription medicines, and it manages people's repeat prescriptions. A large number of people receive their medicines in weekly multi‐compartment compliance packs to help make sure they take them safely. Medicines are delivered to people in their homes.

Inspection summary findings

Principle 1. Governance

Standards met

Overall, the pharmacy manages the risks associated with its services. It has written policies and procedures to help make sure it operates safely and team members generally follow these in practice. The team usually reviews and records its mistakes so that it can learn from them. Team members know how to protect and support vulnerable people, and they understand their role in securing people's confidential information.

Principle 2. Staff

Standards met

The pharmacy has enough staff to provide safe and effective services. Team members understand their individual roles and work well together.

Principle 3. Premises

Standards met

The premises are clean, secure and spacious enough for the pharmacy’s services. It has consultation facilities which are used for some services such as vaccinations, so the pharmacy team members can speak to people in private.

Principle 4. Services, including medicines management

Standards met

The pharmacy’s working practices are generally effective, which helps make sure people receive safe services. It gets its medicines from licensed suppliers and manages them appropriately to make sure they are in good condition and suitable to supply.

Principle 5. Equipment and facilities

Standards met

The pharmacy team has the equipment and facilities that it needs for the services it provides. The equipment is appropriately maintained and used in a way that protects people's privacy.

Pharmacy details

497 Oldham 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