Inspection outcome: Standards met
Last inspection: 22/01/2020
This is a community pharmacy set within a busy supermarket on the outskirts of Burgess Hill. The pharmacy opens seven days a week. And most people who use it live in the town or the surrounding rural areas. It sells a range of over-the-counter medicines and dispenses NHS and private prescriptions. It provides multi-compartment compliance packs (compliance packs) to help a few people take their medicines. And it offers winter influenza (flu) vaccinations and a substance misuse treatment service. Its team can also take people’s blood pressure (BP) and check their blood sugar and cholesterol levels.
Inspection summary findings
Principle 1. Governance
The pharmacy has written procedures to help make sure its team works safely. It adequately monitors the safety of its services. It has appropriate insurance to protect people if things do go wrong. It mostly keeps all the records it needs to by law. And it asks people using its services for their views. People who work in the pharmacy can explain what they do, what they’re responsible for and when they might seek help. They identify and manage risks appropriately. They review the mistakes they make and learn from them to try and stop them happening again. They understand their role in protecting vulnerable people. And they generally keep people’s private information safe.
Principle 2. Staff
The pharmacy has enough people in its team. Members of the pharmacy team keep their skills and knowledge up to date. So, they can deliver safe and effective care. But they don’t always have time set aside so they can train while they’re at work. They use their judgement to make decisions about what is right for the people they care for. They’re comfortable about giving feedback on how to improve the pharmacy’s services. They know how to raise a concern if they have one. And their professional judgement and patient safety are not affected by targets.
Principle 3. Premises
The pharmacy has a room where people can have private conversations with members of the pharmacy team. And it provides an adequate and secure environment for people to receive healthcare. But it’s small. So, its team members don’t always have the space they need to work in.
Principle 4. Services, including medicines management
The pharmacy’s working practices are generally safe and effective. The pharmacy provides services that people can access easily. It offers flu vaccinations and keeps records to show that it has given the right vaccine to the right person. It gets its medicines from reputable sources and it stores most of them appropriately and securely. Members of the pharmacy team generally dispose of people’s waste medicines properly. They mostly carry out the checks they need to. And they respond well to drug alerts or product recalls. So, people get medicines or devices which are safe.
Principle 5. Equipment and facilities
The pharmacy has the equipment and the facilities it needs to provide its services safely. It uses its equipment to make sure people’s data is kept secure. And its team makes sure its equipment is kept clean and is appropriately maintained.
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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
|The pharmacy has met all the standards for registered pharmacies|
|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:
|The pharmacy delivers an innovative service and benefits the whole community and performs well against the standards|
|The pharmacy delivers positive outcomes for patients and performs well against most of the standards|
|The pharmacy meets all the standards|
|The pharmacy has not met one or more standards|