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Park Pharmacy (1092815)

Inspection outcome: Standards met

Last inspection: 15/03/2024

Pharmacy context

The pharmacy is on a main road near Herne Bay seafront. It provides NHS dispensing services, the New Medicine Service, blood pressure checks, and the Pharmacy First service. And it uses patient group directions for its flu and chlamydia services. And it also provides substance misuse medications to a small number of people.

Inspection summary findings

Principle 1. Governance

Standards met

Overall, the pharmacy adequately identifies and manages the risks associated with its services to help provide them safely. It learns from mistakes that happen during the dispensing process to help make its services safer. It protects people’s personal information well. And people can provide feedback about the pharmacy’s services. It largely keeps its records up to date and accurate. And team members understand their role in protecting vulnerable people.

Principle 2. Staff

Standards met

The pharmacy has enough team members to provide its services safely. They do the right training for their roles. They are provided with some ongoing training to support their learning needs and maintain their knowledge and skills. And they can raise concerns to do with the pharmacy or other issues affecting people’s safety. The team members can take professional decisions to ensure people taking medicines are safe. These are not affected by the pharmacy’s targets.

Principle 3. Premises

Standards met

The premises provide a safe, secure, and clean environment for the pharmacy's services. People can have a conversation with a team member in a private area.

Principle 4. Services, including medicines management

Standards met

People with a range of needs can access the pharmacy’s services. The pharmacy provides its services safely and manages them well. It gets its medicines from reputable suppliers and stores them properly. And it responds appropriately to drug alerts and product recalls. This helps make sure that its medicines and devices are safe for people to use. The pharmacy highlights prescriptions for higher-risk medicines so that there is an opportunity to speak with people when they collect these medicines.

Principle 5. Equipment and facilities

Standards met

The pharmacy has the equipment it needs to provide its services safely. It uses its equipment to help protect people’s personal information.

Pharmacy details

102 Kings 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