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Pharmak Pharmacy (1034079)

Inspection outcome: Standards met

Last inspection: 10/01/2023

Pharmacy context

This is a community pharmacy situated in a row of shops in a Birstall suburb. Most of its activity is dispensing NHS prescriptions and selling medicines over the counter. The pharmacy supplies medicines in multi‐compartment compliance packs to people who live in their own homes. It also provides the seasonal flu vaccination service, delivers medicines to people's homes and offers the Community Pharmacist Consultation Service.

Inspection summary findings

Principle 1. Governance

Standards met

The pharmacy identifies and manages the risks associated with the provision of its services. Members of the pharmacy team record and review their mistakes and can demonstrate that they use these events to improve the safety and quality of the services they provide. The pharmacy keeps the records it needs to by law, to show that medicines are supplied safely and legally. And it keeps people’s private information safely and its team members know how to protect vulnerable people.

Principle 2. Staff

Standards met

The pharmacy’s team members manage the workload within the pharmacy, keeping up-to-date with both dispensing and clinical governance. They are suitably trained for the roles they undertake. And they are given opportunities to develop in their roles and are able to raise concerns if needed.

Principle 3. Premises

Standards met

The pharmacy keeps its premises safe, secure, and appropriately maintained. And people visiting the pharmacy can have a conversation with a team member in private. The pharmacy makes changes to help keep people using the pharmacy safer from the risk of catching infectious diseases.

Principle 4. Services, including medicines management

Standards met

The pharmacy offers healthcare services which are well managed and are accessible to people. The pharmacy makes sure that people get the information they need about their medicines so they can take them safely and effectively. The pharmacy gets its medicines and medical devices from reputable sources. It mainly stores them safely. It takes the right actions if medicines or devices are not safe to use to protect people’s health and wellbeing.

Principle 5. Equipment and facilities

Standards met

The pharmacy has the equipment and facilities it needs for the services it provides. It maintains its equipment so that it is safe to use.

Pharmacy details

7 Kingsgate Avenue

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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