Inspection outcome: Standards met
Last inspection: 25/08/2022
This independent community pharmacy is situated alongside other local shops in a residential area of Bracknell. It mainly supplies NHS prescriptions to people in the local area. The pharmacy provides multi-compartment compliance packs to some people who need assistance in managing their medicines and it offers a home delivery service one day a week. The pharmacy also provides some other NHS services such as the New Medicines Service, the Discharge Medicines Service, the Community Pharmacist Consultation Service and seasonal flu vaccinations
Inspection summary findings
Principle 1. Governance
The pharmacy generally identifies and manages the risks associated with its services. It has policies and procedures to help make sure that its team members work safely, and it has appropriate insurance for the services it provides. Pharmacy team members keep people’s private information safe, and they understand their role in protecting and supporting vulnerable people. The team keeps all the records it needs to by law, but records are not always up to date which could make it more difficult for the team members to show what has happened if a query arises.
Principle 2. Staff
The pharmacy has enough staff to deliver its services safely. The team members work well together, and they have access to appropriate training. But the pharmacy does not always have a structured approach to training which means team members might delay developing the skills and knowledge needed for their roles.
Principle 3. Premises
The pharmacy provides a suitable environment for people to receive healthcare services. It has consultation facilities which are used for some services such as vaccinations, and so the pharmacy team members can speak to people in private.
Principle 4. Services, including medicines management
Overall, the pharmacy’s working practices are safe and effective, so people receive appropriate care. It gets its medicines from reputable suppliers, and it stores them securely. The pharmacy team members make some checks and manage medicines to make sure they are fit for purpose and suitable to supply.
Principle 5. Equipment and facilities
The pharmacy has the right equipment and facilities to provide its services safely. Equipment is appropriately maintained and used in a way which protects people’s privacy.
7 Priestwood Square
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|