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Tesco Instore Pharmacy (1031175)

Inspection outcome: Standards met

Last inspection: 11/03/2024

Pharmacy context

The pharmacy is in a large supermarket. It provides NHS dispensing services, the New Medicine Service and the Pharmacy First service. It also supplies contraceptive medicines using a patient group direction. And it sells over-the-counter medicines.

Inspection summary findings

Principle 1. Governance

Standards met

The pharmacy identifies and manages the risks associated with its services to help provide them safely. It learns from mistakes that happen during the dispensing process to help make its services safer. And it protects people’s personal information. People can provide feedback about the pharmacy’s services. And team members know how to protect vulnerable people. The pharmacy largely keeps its records up to date and accurate.

Principle 2. Staff

Standards met

The pharmacy has enough team members to provide its services safely. They are provided with ongoing and structured training to support their learning needs and maintain their knowledge and skills. And they get time set aside in work to complete it. They can raise any concerns or make suggestions and have regular meetings. The team members can take professional decisions to ensure people taking medicines are safe. These are not affected by the pharmacy’s targets.

Principle 3. Premises

Standards met

The premises provide a safe, secure, and clean environment for the pharmacy's services. People can have a conversation with a team member in a private area.

Principle 4. Services, including medicines management

Standards met

The pharmacy provides its services safely and manages them well. It gets its medicines from reputable suppliers and stores them properly. And it responds appropriately to drug alerts and product recalls. This helps make sure that its medicines and devices are safe for people to use. People with a range of needs can access the pharmacy’s services. The pharmacy highlights prescriptions for higher-risk medicines so that there is an opportunity to speak with people when they collect these medicines.

Principle 5. Equipment and facilities

Standards met

The pharmacy has the equipment it needs to provide its services safely. It uses its equipment to help protect people’s personal information.

Pharmacy details

Cygnet View
Lakeside Retail Park

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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