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Village Pharmacy (1042434)

Inspection outcome: Standards met

Last inspection: 16/05/2022

Pharmacy context

This is a community pharmacy in the village of Cumbernauld, Glasgow. The pharmacy sells over-the-counter medicines, dispenses NHS prescriptions, and offers the Pharmacy First service. And it delivers medicines for some people to their homes. The pharmacy supplies some people with their medicines in multi-compartment compliance packs to help them take their medicines. The inspection was completed during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Inspection summary findings

Principle 1. Governance

Standards met

The pharmacy suitably identifies and manages the risks with its services. The pharmacy team members follow written procedures to help them safely carry out tasks. They keep the records they need to by law, and they safely keep people’s private information. The team is adequately equipped to manage any safeguarding concerns. Team members discuss and record details of mistakes they make while dispensing. And they regularly review them to help team members identify common trends or patterns.

Principle 2. Staff

Standards met

The pharmacy's team members have the necessary qualifications and skills to provide the pharmacy's services. They manage the workload well and support each other as they work. They feel comfortable raising concerns, giving feedback and suggesting improvements to provide a more effective service.

Principle 3. Premises

Standards met

The pharmacy keeps its premises clean, secure, and well maintained. It has a suitable, sound‐proofed room where people can have private conversations with the pharmacy's team members.

Principle 4. Services, including medicines management

Standards met

The pharmacy makes its services accessible to people. And it manages its services well to help people look after their health. The pharmacy correctly sources its medicines, and it completes regular checks of its medicines to make sure they are in date.

Principle 5. Equipment and facilities

Standards met

The pharmacy has the equipment it needs to provide its services. And it uses its equipment appropriately to protect people's confidentiality. 

Pharmacy details

34 Main Street
Cumbernauld Village

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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