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Tesco Instore Pharmacy (1037837)

Inspection outcome: Standards met

Last inspection: 19/09/2019

Pharmacy context

This is a community pharmacy in a supermarket and it is open seven days a week. It sells a range of over-the counter medicines and dispenses prescriptions. It offers Medicines Use Reviews (MURs) and New Medicine Service (NMS) checks. It supplies medication in multi-compartment compliance packs to a few people who need help managing their medicines. It administers flu vaccinations in the winter season. The pharmacy offers a range of Health Checks including blood pressure, glucose and cholesterol. And it has a small number of people who receive instalment supplies for substance misuse treatment.

Inspection summary findings

Principle 1. Governance

Good practice

The pharmacy identifies and manages its risks well. It keeps the records it needs to by law to ensure medicines are supplied safely and legally. Members of the pharmacy team regularly monitor the safety and quality of the services they provide so that they can improve and further protect people's safety. They record and review their mistakes so that they can learn from them. And they have defined roles and share responsibility to ensure services are provided safely. The pharmacy keeps people’s private information safe. And it asks people for their feedback to improve services where possible. Members of the pharmacy team understand how they can help to protect vulnerable people.

Principle 2. Staff

Standards met

The pharmacy has enough trained staff to provide its services safely. Members of the pharmacy team work well together, and they are supported with regular training to help keep their skills and knowledge up to date. And they feel comfortable about raising any concerns or offering suggestions to help improve the pharmacy’s services.

Principle 3. Premises

Standards met

The pharmacy’s premises are safe, secure and suitable for the services it provides. And it has facilities to protect people's privacy when using the pharmacy's services.

Principle 4. Services, including medicines management

Standards met

The pharmacy provides its services safely and effectively. Its services are available over extended hours and are accessible to people. People receive the advice and support they need to help them take their medicines safely. And it obtains its medicines from reputable suppliers and manages them properly. It takes the right action in response to drug recalls and safety alerts, so that people only get medicines and devices that are safe to use.

Principle 5. Equipment and facilities

Standards met

The pharmacy generally has the equipment and facilities it needs for the services it provides.

Pharmacy details

Birmingham 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