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Pharmacy & Stores (1037400)

Inspection outcome: Standards met

Last inspection: 18/06/2024

Pharmacy context

This is a community pharmacy situated in the village of Upper Beeding, providing services to the local community. The pharmacy provides NHS dispensing services as well as providing advice and selling medicines over-the-counter. The pharmacy also provides the Pharmacy First scheme for minor ailments.

Inspection summary findings

Principle 1. Governance

Standards met

The pharmacy has safe and effective working practices. Members of the pharmacy team monitor the safety of their services well. They routinely record their mistakes and review them to help improve the pharmacy’s internal processes. The pharmacy maintains its records appropriately in accordance with the law. Team members proactively protect the welfare of vulnerable people and they understand how to suitably protect people’s private information.

Principle 2. Staff

Standards met

The pharmacy has sufficient staff to manage its workload safely. Pharmacy team members are suitably trained and skilled for the tasks they undertake. They have a clear understanding of their responsibilities. And team members are encouraged to develop and keep their skills and knowledge updated by completing regular training.

Principle 3. Premises

Standards met

The pharmacy's premises provide a suitable environment to deliver its services. The pharmacy is clean, it is professional in its appearance. And, it has sufficient space to safely provide its services.

Principle 4. Services, including medicines management

Standards met

The pharmacy provides its services safely and effectively. The pharmacy team members are helpful and ensure the pharmacy’s services are easily accessible. The pharmacy obtains its medicines from reputable sources. It stores and manages them appropriately

Principle 5. Equipment and facilities

Standards met

The pharmacy has the necessary equipment and facilities it needs to provide its services safely. The pharmacy keeps its equipment clean and uses its facilities appropriately to protect people’s privacy.

Pharmacy details

High Street
Upper Beeding

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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