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Tesco Instore Pharmacy (1037282)

Inspection outcome: Standards met

Last inspection: 11/03/2020

Pharmacy context

This is a busy pharmacy located within a Tesco Extra supermarket on the outskirts of Chichester. The pharmacy serves the local population as well as people living in the outlying rural areas. And it provides services including NHS dispensing and influenza vaccination scheme. The pharmacy is an accredited ‘Healthy Living’ pharmacy

Inspection summary findings

Principle 1. Governance

Standards met

The pharmacy provides services safely in line with company processes and procedures. Team members record, review and learn from incidents to prevent similar issues in future and the pharmacy has the appropriate insurance cover to protect people if things go wrong. The pharmacy team keeps the records it needs to by law, and team members protect patient information and understand their roles in protecting vulnerable people.​

Principle 2. Staff

Standards met

The pharmacy has just enough staff to manage its workload. The pharmacy team works well together and team members are supported in keeping their knowledge up to date. They are comfortable about providing feedback to the pharmacist.

Principle 3. Premises

Standards met

The pharmacy is clean, bright and maintained to a satisfactory standard. The pharmacy has a private consultation room which people can use if they want to speak privately with the pharmacist. And the pharmacy is secure when it is closed.

Principle 4. Services, including medicines management

Standards met

The pharmacy delivers its services in a safe and effective manner, and people with a range of needs can access them. The pharmacy generally sources, stores and manages medicines safely, and so makes sure that the medicines it supplies are fit for purpose. They identify people supplied with high-risk medicines so that they can be given the extra information they need to take their medicines safely.

Principle 5. Equipment and facilities

Standards met

The pharmacy has the equipment it needs for the delivery of its services. It maintains this equipment to ensure it works and is accurate.

Pharmacy details

Fishbourne Road
CHICHESTER
PO193JT
England

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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