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S T Shaw Pharmacy (1088446)

Inspection outcome: Standards met

Last inspection: 11/03/2024

Pharmacy context

The pharmacy is adjacent to a GP surgery in the suburbs of Huddersfield. Pharmacy team members dispense NHS prescriptions and sell a range of over‐the‐counter medicines. The pharmacy provides services, such as the NHS Pharmacy First service. Team members provide medicines to people in multi‐compartment compliance packs. And they deliver medicines to people’s homes.

Inspection summary findings

Principle 1. Governance

Standards met

The pharmacy adequately identifies and manages risks. It has the written procedures it needs relevant to its services to help team members provide services safely. Pharmacy team members understand their role to help protect vulnerable people. And they suitably protect people’s confidential information. They record and discuss the mistakes they make so that they can learn from them. But they don’t always capture key information, so they may miss some opportunities to learn and improve.

Principle 2. Staff

Standards met

Pharmacy team members have the right qualifications and skills for their roles and the services they provide. They complete regular training to help keep their knowledge and skills up to date. Pharmacy team members feel comfortable raising concerns and discussing ways to improve services.

Principle 3. Premises

Standards met

The pharmacy is clean and properly maintained. It provides a suitable space for the services it provides. The pharmacy has a consultation room where people can speak to pharmacy team members privately.

Principle 4. Services, including medicines management

Standards met

Pharmacy team members manage and provide the pharmacy’s services safely and effectively. The pharmacy suitably sources its medicines. And it generally stores and manages its medicines appropriately. The pharmacy’s services are easy for people to access. And it has some processes to help people understand and manage the risks of taking higher-risk medicines.

Principle 5. Equipment and facilities

Standards met

The pharmacy has the necessary equipment available for the services it provides. It manages and uses its equipment in ways that protect people’s confidentiality.

Pharmacy details

Fartown Grange
Spaines 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