This website uses cookies to help you make the most of your visit.
By continuing to browse without changing your settings, you agree to our use of cookies.
Give me more information

Pharmacy inspections

Inspection reports and learning from inspections

Skip to Content (Press Enter)

Paydens Pharmacy (1032741)

Inspection outcome: Standards met

Last inspection: 07/08/2019

Pharmacy context

The pharmacy is located near a busy high street in a town centre surrounded by residential premises. The people who use the pharmacy are mainly older people. The pharmacy receives around 95 per cent of its prescriptions electronically. The pharmacy provides a range of services, including Medicines Use Reviews, the New Medicine Service, flu vaccinations and blood pressure checks. It provides multi-compartment compliance packs to around 120 people who live in their own homes to help them manage their medicines.

Inspection summary findings

Principle 1. Governance

Standards met

The pharmacy largely identifies and manages the risks associated with its services to help provide them safely. It largely protects people’s personal information well. And it regularly seeks feedback from people who use the pharmacy. Team members understand their role in protecting vulnerable people. And the pharmacy generally keeps its records up to date.

Principle 2. Staff

Standards met

The pharmacy has enough trained team members to provide its services safely. They are provided with ongoing and structured training to support their learning needs and maintain their knowledge and skills. They can raise any concerns or make suggestions and have regular meetings. This means that they can help improve the systems in the pharmacy. 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 generally provide a safe, secure, and clean environment for the pharmacy's services.

Principle 4. Services, including medicines management

Standards met

The pharmacy generally manages its services well and provides them safely. The pharmacy gets its medicines from reputable suppliers. It responds appropriately to drug alerts and product recalls. This helps make sure that its medicines and devices are safe for people to use. People with a range of needs can access the pharmacy’s services. But the pharmacy doesn't always highlight prescriptions for higher-risk medicines. And this may mean that it misses opportunities to speak with people when they collect these medicines. 

Principle 5. Equipment and facilities

Standards met

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

Pharmacy details

13-14 Cross Lane

Find nearby pharmacies

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