Inspection outcome: Standards met
Last inspection: 11/02/2020
This is a community pharmacy located adjacent to a medical centre in a residential development on Worthing seafront. The pharmacy provides services to local residents and it dispenses NHS prescriptions and provides healthcare advice. It also supplies medicines in multicompartment compliance aids (blister packs or trays), to people living at home who may have difficulty managing or remembering to take their medicines. The pharmacy also provides services for a local care home.
Inspection summary findings
Principle 1. Governance
The pharmacy provides services in line with clear processes and procedures which are being followed by staff. Team members record and learn from mistakes that occur during the dispensing process to prevent similar mistakes in future. The pharmacy team asks people for their views and deals with any complaints. And the pharmacy team keeps the records they need to. The team protects people's private information and they understand their roles in protecting vulnerable people.
Principle 2. Staff
The pharmacy has adequate levels of qualified staff for the services it provides, and provisions are in place to ensure staffing levels are maintained. Pharmacy staff have the appropriate skills and qualifications for their roles. The team works well together with openness and honesty to help support the safe and effective delivery of pharmacy services.
Principle 3. Premises
The pharmacy is secure and provides a suitable environment for the delivery of pharmacy services to people. The pharmacy has suitable facilities to protect the privacy, dignity and confidentiality of people. And the team uses them to ensure confidentiality is protected.
Principle 4. Services, including medicines management
The pharmacy delivers its services in a safe and effective manner and people receive advice and support to help them use their medicines properly. The pharmacy advertises its services and people can generally access them. The pharmacy sources, stores and manages medicines well. And so it makes sure that all the medicines it supplies are fit for purpose.
Principle 5. Equipment and facilities
The pharmacy has the necessary and appropriate equipment and facilities for the services provided. And confidential information is protected.
5 The Waterfront
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|