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Tesco Instore Pharmacy (1093164)

Inspection outcome: Standards met

Last inspection: 22/01/2020

Pharmacy context

A pharmacy located in a large Tesco supermarket in Newbury. The pharmacy dispenses NHS and private prescriptions, sells a range of over-the-counter medicines and provides health advice. The pharmacy also provides Medicines Use Reviews (MURs), New Medicines Service (NMS), multi-compartment compliance aids for patients in their own homes and flu vaccinations.

Inspection summary findings

Principle 1. Governance

Standards met

Overall, the pharmacy’s working practices are safe and effective. It keeps all the records that it needs to by law and it keeps people’s information safe. Team members understand their role in helping to protect vulnerable people. They record and review their mistakes, but they don’t always include enough detail in their records. So they might miss opportunities to spot patterns and trends which could help to reduce the chances of the same mistakes happening again.

Principle 2. Staff

Standards met

The pharmacy has enough staff to provide its services safely. It makes sure that its team members have access to sufficient training  materials to ensure that they have the skills they need. Pharmacy team members can make decisions and use their professional judgement to help people. Team members can share information and raise concerns to keep the pharmacy safe.

Principle 3. Premises

Standards met

The pharmacy is clean, tidy and well maintained. The pharmacy has a private consultation room which is used regularly. 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 sources, stores and manages medicines safely, and so makes sure that the medicines it supplies are fit for purpose. Team members identify people supplied with high-risk medicines so that they can be given extra information they may need to take their medicines safely. The pharmacy responds satisfactorily to drug alerts or product recalls so that people only receive medicines or devices which are safe for them to take.

Principle 5. Equipment and facilities

Standards met

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

Pharmacy details

Pinchington Lane
NEWBURY
RG147HB
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