Inspection outcome: Standards met
Last inspection: 23/06/2021
The pharmacy is in a health centre in Waterloo, near Huddersfield.
Pharmacy team members dispense NHS prescriptions and sell a range of over‐the‐counter
medicines. They offer services including the NHS New Medicines Service (NMS). They
provide medicines to people in multi‐compartment compliance packs. And they deliver
medicines to people’s homes. The pharmacy provides a substance misuse service.
The inspection was completed during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Inspection summary findings
Principle 1. Governance
The pharmacy has
appropriate procedures in place to help manage the risks in the
pharmacy. And it keeps the records required by law. Pharmacy team members
record the mistakes they make during dispensing. They discuss these mistakes
and make changes to prevent similar mistakes from happening again. They
understand their responsibilities in protecting people’s private information
and they keep this information safe. Pharmacy team members know how to help
protect the welfare of children and vulnerable adults.
Principle 2. Staff
Pharmacy team members
have the right qualifications and skills for their roles and the services they
provide. They complete regular ongoing training suitable for their roles. The pharmacy listens when pharmacy team
members raise concerns and make suggestions to help improve pharmacy services.
Principle 3. Premises
pharmacy is clean and well maintained. It provides a suitable space for the
services provided. And it has suitable facilities so people can speak to
pharmacy team members privately.
Principle 4. Services, including medicines management
services are easily accessible to people. And it provides its services safely
and effectively. Pharmacy team members use technology well to improve ways
of working. And they have the appropriate checks in place to help manage the technology safely. The pharmacy sources and stores its medicines appropriately.
And it manages its medicines effectively. The pharmacy helps some people to take their medicines correctly by providing them in compliance packs. But pharmacy team
members don’t always provide these people with necessary written information about their medicines.
Principle 5. Equipment and facilities
The pharmacy has the
necessary equipment available, which it properly maintains. And it manages and
uses the equipment in ways that protect people’s confidentiality.
617 Wakefield Road
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|