Inspection outcome: Standards met
Last inspection: 13/02/2020
A community pharmacy set on a row of shops in a residential area of Coulsdon. The pharmacy opens six days a week. It sells a range of over-the-counter (OTC) medicines and some health and beauty products. It dispenses NHS and private prescriptions. It supplies medicines to a few care homes and provides multi-compartment compliance packs (compliance packs) to help people take their medicines. And it delivers medicines to people who can’t attend its premises in person. The pharmacy provides travel vaccinations and anti-malarial medicines. And it offers winter influenza (flu) vaccinations. The pharmacy can check people’s blood pressure (BP) and their cholesterol levels. And it also offers NHS health checks.
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. 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. And they try to stop mistakes happening. They understand their role in protecting vulnerable people. And they 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. They work well together and 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 provides an adequate and a clean environment for people to receive healthcare. It has a room where people can have private conversations with members of the pharmacy team.
Principle 4. Services, including medicines management
The pharmacy provides services people can access. Its working practices are generally safe and effective. It offers 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 them appropriately and securely. Members of the pharmacy team are helpful. They 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 regularly tests the equipment its team uses to make sure it’s working properly. And its team makes sure the equipment it uses is clean.
209 Chipstead Valley Road
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|