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Penicuik Pharmacy (9011085)

Inspection outcome: Standards met

Last inspection: 15/08/2023

Pharmacy context

This is a community pharmacy in Penicuik. It dispenses NHS prescriptions including supplying medicines in multi-compartment compliance packs. The pharmacy provides substance misuse services and dispenses private prescriptions. Pharmacy​ team members advise on minor ailments and medicines use. And they supply over-the-counter medicines and prescription only medicines via patient group directions (PGDs). 

Inspection summary findings

Principle 1. Governance

Standards met

Pharmacy team members follow safe working practices. And they manage dispensing risks to keep services safe. Team members recognise and appropriately respond to safeguarding concerns. They suitably protect people's private information and keep the records they need to by law. Team members learn from mistakes and take the opportunity to improve the safety of services.

Principle 2. Staff

Standards met

Pharmacy team members have the necessary qualifications and skills for their roles and the services they provide. And they work together well to manage the workload. Team members continue to learn to keep their knowledge and skills up to date.

Principle 3. Premises

Standards met

The pharmacy premises support the safe delivery of its services. And it effectively manages the space for the storage of its medicines. The pharmacy has suitable arrangements for people to have private conversations with the team.

Principle 4. Services, including medicines management

Standards met

The pharmacy provides services which are easily accessible. And it manages its services well to help people receive appropriate care. The pharmacy gets its medicines from reputable sources, and it stores them appropriately. The team carries out checks to make sure medicines are in good condition and suitable to supply. And it has arrangements to identify and remove medicines that are no longer fit for purpose.

Principle 5. Equipment and facilities

Standards met

The pharmacy has the equipment it needs to provide safe services. And it uses its facilities to suitably protect people’s private information.

Pharmacy details

44A John Street

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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