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Oswaldtwistle Pharmacy (9010870)

Inspection outcome: Standards met

Last inspection: 07/04/2022

Pharmacy context

This is a community pharmacy in the village of Oswaldtwistle in Accrington, Lancashire. The pharmacy sells over-the-counter medicines and dispenses NHS prescriptions. It delivers medicines for some people to their homes. The pharmacy supplies some people with their medicines in multi-compartment compliance packs to help them take their medicines. The inspection was completed during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Inspection summary findings

Principle 1. Governance

Standards met

The pharmacy adequately identifies and manages risks with its services. It mostly maintains the records it needs to by law and correctly secures people's private information. The pharmacy is adequately equipped to safeguard vulnerable people. Team members record and report details of some of the mistakes they make while dispensing. And show sufficient learning to help prevent similar mistakes and to improve patient safety.

Principle 2. Staff

Standards met

The pharmacy's team members have the necessary qualifications and skills to provide the pharmacy's services. They 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 and safe service.

Principle 3. Premises

Standards met

The pharmacy keeps its premises clean and secure. The team works well to keep the areas where it dispenses medicines tidy. The pharmacy has a small, sound‐proofed room where people can adequately have private conversations with the pharmacy team members. 

Principle 4. Services, including medicines management

Standards met

The pharmacy makes its services accessible to people. And it manages its services well to help people look after their health. The pharmacy correctly sources and manages its medicines. And it completes regular checks of its medicines to make sure they are in date.

Principle 5. Equipment and facilities

Standards met

The pharmacy has the equipment it needs to provide its services. And it uses its equipment appropriately to protect people's confidentiality.

Pharmacy details

300-302 Union 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