Inspection outcome: Standards met
Last inspection: 17/06/2021
This community pharmacy is in a large estate close to Grimsby Town Centre and it changed ownership in December 2019. The pharmacy’s main activities are dispensing NHS prescriptions and delivering medication to some people’s homes. The pharmacy supplies medicines in multi-compartment compliance packs to help several people take their medicines. The pharmacy provides the NHS COVID-19 vaccination service. The pharmacy was inspected during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Inspection summary findings
Principle 1. Governance
The pharmacy generally identifies and manages the risks associated with its services including the risks from COVID-19. It has up-to-date written procedures that the pharmacy team follows. And it mostly completes all the records it needs to by law. The team members demonstrate an understanding of their role in helping safeguard the safety and wellbeing of children and vulnerable adults. And they respond promptly when concerns arise. The pharmacy team members respond adequately when errors occur. They discuss what happened and they take suitable action to prevent future mistakes.
Principle 2. Staff
The pharmacy has a large experienced team with the qualifications and skills to support its services. Team members work very well together. They support each other in their day-to-day work, especially at times of increased workload and when the pharmacy introduces new services. The team members discuss ideas to enhance the delivery of the pharmacy’s services and they benefit from identifying areas of their own practice they wish to develop. Pharmacy team members receive some informal feedback on their performance and they have some limited opportunities to complete ongoing training. This means they may find it harder to keep their knowledge and skills up to date.
Principle 3. Premises
The pharmacy premises are clean, secure and suitable for the services provided. The pharmacy has good facilities to meet the needs of people requiring privacy when using its services.
Principle 4. Services, including medicines management
The pharmacy provides services which are easily accessible. And it manages its services well to help people receive appropriate care. It supports the team to address
any identified issues to make sure people receive their medicines when they
need them. The pharmacy gets its medicines from reputable sources and it stores them properly. The team carries out checks to make sure medicines are in good condition and suitable to supply.
Principle 5. Equipment and facilities
The pharmacy has the equipment it needs to provide safe services and it uses its facilities to suitably protect people’s private information.
342 Wellington Street
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|