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Tesco Instore Pharmacy (1028773)

Inspection outcome: Standards met

Last inspection: 11/03/2020

Pharmacy context

This is a community pharmacy located in a large supermarket in Weston-super-Mare. It serves its local population which is mixed in age range and background. The pharmacy opens seven days a week. The pharmacy sells a range of over-the-counter medicines, dispenses NHS prescriptions, offers drug misuse services and supplies medicines in multi-compartment compliance aids for people to use living in their own homes.

Inspection summary findings

Principle 1. Governance

Standards met

​The pharmacy has written procedures to help make sure the team works safely. Pharmacy team members record and review some mistakes that happen and use this information and learning to avoid future mistakes. But a more consistent approach could be taken to recording errors so that learning opportunities are not missed. Pharmacy team members are clear about their roles and responsibilities. The pharmacy asks its customers and staff for their views and uses this to help improve services. It manages and protects people’s confidential information well and it tells people how their private information will be used. The pharmacy has appropriate insurance to protect people when things do go wrong. The pharmacy generally maintains the records that it must keep by law.

Principle 2. Staff

Standards met

​The pharmacy staff have the appropriate skills, qualifications and training to deliver services safely and effectively. The pharmacy team members work well together. They are comfortable about providing feedback and raising concerns and are involved in improving pharmacy services.

Principle 3. Premises

Standards met

​The pharmacy generally provides a safe and appropriate environment for the provision of pharmacy services. The pharmacy team protect people’s private information and the pharmacy is secure and protected from unauthorised access.

Principle 4. Services, including medicines management

Standards met

​The pharmacy’s services are accessible, effectively managed and delivered safely. The pharmacy generally obtains, stores and manages medicines safely and ensure that all of the medicines it supplies are fit for purpose. The pharmacy team take appropriate action where a medicine is not fit for purpose.

Principle 5. Equipment and facilities

Standards met

​The pharmacy has the appropriate equipment and facilities to provide the services offered. The pharmacy uses its facilities to protect patient privacy.

Pharmacy details

Station 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