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The Bath Pharmacy Company Limited (1122585)

Inspection outcome: Standards met

Last inspection: 05/01/2023

Pharmacy context

This is a pharmacy located on a business park in Keynsham that is closed to visitors to its premises. But it delivers medicines out to its local population which is varied in age range and background. The pharmacy operates five days a week. The pharmacy dispenses NHS prescriptions and supplies medicines in multi-compartment medicine devices to assist vulnerable people taking medication and living in their own homes.

Inspection summary findings

Principle 1. Governance

Standards met

The pharmacy has satisfactory written procedures to help make sure the team works safely. Pharmacy team members have procedures in place to record and review mistakes when they happen. They use this information and learning to avoid future mistakes. Pharmacy team members are clear about their roles and responsibilities. The pharmacy asks its customers and staff for their views and uses this to help improve services. It manages and protects people’s confidential information, and it tells people how their private information will be used. The pharmacy has appropriate insurance to protect people when things do go wrong.

Principle 2. Staff

Standards met

The pharmacy's team members have the appropriate skills, qualifications and training to deliver services safely and effectively. The pharmacy team members work well together. They are comfortable about providing feedback and raising concerns and are involved in improving pharmacy services.

Principle 3. Premises

Standards met

The pharmacy premises provide a safe and appropriate environment for the provision of pharmacy services. The pharmacy suitably protects people's private information. And it keeps its premises secure and safeguarded from unauthorised access.

Principle 4. Services, including medicines management

Standards met

The pharmacy’s services are accessible, effectively managed and delivered safely. The pharmacy team helps people manage their high-risk medicines well. The pharmacy obtains, stores and manages medicines safely and ensures that all of the medicines it supplies are fit for purpose. The pharmacy team takes appropriate action where a medicine is not fit for purpose.

Principle 5. Equipment and facilities

Standards met

The pharmacy has access to the appropriate equipment and facilities to provide the services offered. Facilities are used in a way that suitably protects people's confidentiality and dignity.

Pharmacy details

Unit 32, Burnett Business Park
Gypsy Lane

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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