Inspection outcome: Standards met
Last inspection: 09/11/2022
This is a busy NHS community pharmacy set next door to a GP surgery in Caterham. The pharmacy opens six days a week. It sells over-the-counter medicines and some health and beauty products. It dispenses people’s prescriptions. And it delivers medicines to people who can’t attend its premises in person. The pharmacy supplies multi-compartment compliance packs (compliance packs) to some people who need help managing their medicines. It delivers the Community Pharmacist Consultation Scheme (CPCS) to help people who have a minor illness or need an urgent supply of a medicine. And people can get a flu jab (vaccination) and have their blood pressure (BP) checked at the pharmacy too.
Inspection summary findings
Principle 1. Governance
The pharmacy appropriately manages its risks. It has written instructions to help its team members work safely. It mostly keeps the records it needs to by law. It has appropriate insurance to protect people if things do go wrong. And people can share their experiences of using the pharmacy and its services to help it do things better. People who work in the pharmacy can explain what they do, what they are responsible for and when they might seek help. They keep people’s private information safe. They understand their role in protecting vulnerable people. And they review and talk to each other about the mistakes they make. So, they can learn from them and try to stop the same sort of things happening again.
Principle 2. Staff
The pharmacy has enough team members to deliver safe and effective care. Members of the pharmacy team do the right training for their roles. They work well together and use their judgement to make decisions about what is right for the people they care for. They’re comfortable about giving feedback on how to improve the pharmacy’s services. They know how to raise a concern if they have one. And their professional judgement and patient safety are not affected by targets.
Principle 3. Premises
The pharmacy provides an adequate and a secure environment to deliver it services from. And people can receive services in private when they need to.
Principle 4. Services, including medicines management
The pharmacy has working practices that are generally safe and effective. And its team is friendly and tries to help people access its services. Members of the pharmacy team generally dispose of people’s unwanted medicines properly. And they carry out checks to make sure the pharmacy’s medicines are safe and fit for purpose. The pharmacy offers flu jabs and keeps appropriate records to show that it has given the right vaccine to the right person. It gets its medicines from reputable sources. And it mostly stores them appropriately and securely.
Principle 5. Equipment and facilities
The pharmacy has the equipment and the facilities it needs to provide its services safely. It uses its equipment to make sure people’s data is kept secure. And its team makes sure the equipment it uses is clean.
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|