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Rowlands Pharmacy (1092608)

Inspection outcome: Standards met

Last inspection: 11/02/2020

Pharmacy context

The pharmacy is situated amongst other retail shops in Whitchurch, Shropshire. The pharmacy premises are easily accessible for people, with adequate space in the retail area. The pharmacy sells a range of over-the-counter medicines and dispenses both private and NHS prescriptions. It has a consultation room available for private conversations. And it supplies medication in multi-compartment compliance aids for some people, to help them take the medicines at the right time. Some prescriptions are dispensed off-site at a hub pharmacy.

Inspection summary findings

Principle 1. Governance

Standards met

The pharmacy manages the risks associated with its services and it protects peoples’ information. Members of the pharmacy team work to professional standards and are clear about their roles and responsibilities. They record some things that go wrong, so that they can learn from them. But they do not always record or review all of their mistakes, so they may miss some opportunities to improve.

Principle 2. Staff

Standards met

The pharmacy has enough team members to manage its workload safely. The team members are trained and work effectively together. They are comfortable about providing feedback to their manager. The pharmacy enables its team members to act on their own initiative and use their professional judgement, to the benefit of people who use the pharmacy’s services.

Principle 3. Premises

Standards met

The pharmacy is clean and tidy. It is a suitable place to provide healthcare. It has a consultation room so that people can have a conversation in private.

Principle 4. Services, including medicines management

Standards met

The pharmacy’s services are accessible to most people and they are managed, so people receive their medicines safely. But members of the pharmacy team do not always know when high-risk medicines are being handed out. So, they may not always make extra checks or give people advice about how to take them. The pharmacy sources medicines safely and carries out some checks to help make sure that medicines are in good condition and suitable to supply.

Principle 5. Equipment and facilities

Standards met

Members of the pharmacy team have the equipment and facilities they need for the services they provide and they are used in a way that protects privacy.

Pharmacy details

11 High Street
WHITCHURCH
SY131AX
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