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Rowlands Pharmacy (1039964)

Inspection outcome: Standards met

Last inspection: 30/06/2022

Pharmacy context

This pharmacy is in a small village near Wakefield. The pharmacy’s main activities are dispensing NHS prescriptions and selling over-the-counter medicines. The pharmacy delivers medicines for some people to their home and it provides the Community Pharmacist Consultation Service.

Inspection summary findings

Principle 1. Governance

Standards met

The pharmacy identifies and manages the risks associated with its services well. The pharmacy has up-to-date written procedures for the team to follow to help ensure it provides pharmacy’s services safely. And it keeps the records it needs to by law. The pharmacy team members respond appropriately when errors happen. They identify what caused the error and they act to prevent future mistakes.

Principle 2. Staff

Standards met

The pharmacy has a small team with an appropriate range of experience and skills needed to support its services. Team members work well together and are good at supporting each other in their day-to-day work. They take opportunities to complete training courses and they regularly receive feedback on their performance. So, they can develop their skills and knowledge.

Principle 3. Premises

Standards met

The pharmacy premises are clean and secure for the services provided. And there are good facilities to meet the needs of people requiring privacy when using the pharmacy services. However, the pharmacy stores several large boxes containing medicines on the floor in the small dispensary which creates a risk to the team’s safety.

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 keeps detailed records to help monitor the services it provides. This enables the team to deal with queries effectively. And it makes sure people receive their medicines when they need them. The pharmacy gets its medicines from reputable sources and it stores them properly. The team generally carries out checks to make sure medicines are in good condition and suitable to supply.

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 confidential information.

Pharmacy details

130 Wrenthorpe Road
Wrenthorpe
WAKEFIELD
WF20JG
England

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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