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Village Pharmacy (1030955)

Inspection outcome: Standards met

Last inspection: 27/10/2022

Pharmacy context

The pharmacy is located on a small parade of shops in a village. It dispenses NHS prescriptions and provides New Medicine Service (NMS) checks, Community Pharmacist Consultation Service (CPCS) and a flu vaccination service.

Inspection summary findings

Principle 1. Governance

Standards met

The pharmacy's working practices are generally safe and effective. People who use the pharmacy can give feedback on its services. The pharmacy mainly keeps the records it needs to by law so that medicines are supplied safely and legally. And the pharmacy team knows how to help protect the welfare of vulnerable people. Team members generally respond appropriately when mistakes happen during the dispensing process. But there is limited evidence that they consistently record near misses. So, this may mean that they are missing out on opportunities to learn and make the pharmacy's services safer.

Principle 2. Staff

Standards met

The pharmacy has enough team members to dispense and supply its medicines safely. They have completed or are doing the required accredited training for their roles. They do ongoing training to help keep their knowledge and skills up to date.

Principle 3. Premises

Standards met

The pharmacy's premises are clean, secure and provide an appropriate environment to deliver its services. People can have a conversation with a team member in a private area.

Principle 4. Services, including medicines management

Standards met

The pharmacy delivers its services in a safe and effective manner. The pharmacy obtains its medicines from reputable sources, and generally manages them appropriately so that they are safe for people to use. It takes the right action in response to safety alerts.

Principle 5. Equipment and facilities

Standards met

The pharmacy has the equipment and facilities it needs to provide services safely. And it keeps them clean. The team uses its facilities and equipment to keep people's private information safe.

Pharmacy details

86 Church Lane
Doddinghurst
BRENTWOOD
CM150NG
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