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Rowlands Pharmacy (1039284)

Inspection outcome: Standards met

Last inspection: 06/11/2023

Pharmacy context

This community pharmacy is in a residential area of Sheffield. Its main services include dispensing NHS and private prescriptions and selling over-the-counter medicines. It provides some people with their medicines in multi-compartment compliance packs and provides a seasonal ‘flu vaccination. And it delivers some medicines to people’s homes.

Inspection summary findings

Principle 1. Governance

Standards met

The pharmacy team members use a set of written procedures to support them in managing its services. The pharmacy helps keep people’s sensitive information secure, and its team members are suitably equipped to safeguard vulnerable adults and children. The pharmacy has a process for team members to record and reflect on mistakes made during the dispensing process.

Principle 2. Staff

Standards met

The pharmacy employs a suitably skilled and experienced team to manage its workload efficiently. Team members are supported to update their knowledge and skills and they give feedback about the way the pharmacy functions to help improve service delivery.

Principle 3. Premises

Standards met

Overall, the premises are appropriately maintained and are suitable for the services the pharmacy provides. The pharmacy has the facilities for people to have private conversations with team members.

Principle 4. Services, including medicines management

Standards met

The pharmacy provides a range of services to support people in managing their health. The services are well managed by the team, and they support people to take their medicines correctly. The team undertakes regular checks of its medicines to ensure they are fit for purpose.

Principle 5. Equipment and facilities

Standards met

The pharmacy has the appropriately maintained equipment that it needs to provide its services. And it uses its equipment appropriately to help protect people's confidentiality.

Pharmacy details

158 Dykes Hall Road

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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