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Tuckers Pharmacy (1031940)

Inspection outcome: Standards met

Last inspection: 20/10/2022

Pharmacy context

This is a community pharmacy situated on a parade of shops on a busy main road in the residential area of Cowplain, Hampshire. The pharmacy dispenses NHS and private prescriptions. It offers a range of services such as seasonal flu vaccinations and can supply Emergency Hormonal Contraception (EHC). The pharmacy provides multi-compartment compliance aids to people if they find it difficult to manage their medicines. The pharmacy also supplies medicines to several local residential care homes.

Inspection summary findings

Principle 1. Governance

Standards met

The pharmacy has safe and effective working practices. Members of the pharmacy team monitor the safety of their services well. They routinely record their mistakes and review them to help improve the pharmacy’s internal processes. Team members proactively protect the welfare of vulnerable people and they understand how to suitably protect people’s private information. The pharmacy generally maintains its records appropriately in accordance with the law.

Principle 2. Staff

Standards met

The pharmacy has sufficient staff to manage its workload safely. Pharmacy team members are suitably trained and skilled for the tasks they undertake. They have a clear understanding of their responsibilities. And, team members keep their skills and knowledge up to date by completing regular training.

Principle 3. Premises

Standards met

The pharmacy's premises provide a good environment to deliver its services. The pharmacy is clean, it is professional in its appearance. And, it has enough space to safely provide its services.

Principle 4. Services, including medicines management

Standards met

The pharmacy provides its services safely and effectively. The pharmacy team is helpful and ensures the pharmacy’s services are easily accessible. The pharmacy obtains its medicines from reputable sources. It generally stores and manages them appropriately.

Principle 5. Equipment and facilities

Standards met

The pharmacy has the necessary equipment and facilities it needs to provide its services safely. The pharmacy keeps its equipment clean and uses its facilities appropriately to protect people’s privacy.

Pharmacy details

61 London Road
Cowplain
WATERLOOVILLE
PO88UJ
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