Inspection outcome: Standards met
Last inspection: 05/12/2019
This is a busy town centre pharmacy. It sells a range of over-the-counter medicines and dispenses NHS and private prescriptions. Some NHS prescriptions are assembled off-site at another pharmacy owned by the company. It offers a wide range of services including emergency hormonal contraception, smoking cessation, treatment for minor ailments and a seasonal ‘flu vaccination service for NHS and private patients.
Inspection summary findings
Principle 1. Governance
The pharmacy has written procedures to help make sure the team works safely. Its team members record some of their mistakes. But they do not always take action to stop them from happening again and they do not always review everything that goes wrong. So they may miss some opportunities to learn. The pharmacy keeps the records it needs to by law. It asks people to give their views about the services it provides. And it keeps people’s private information safe. The pharmacy’s team members are good at recognising and reporting concerns about vulnerable people to help keep them safe.
Principle 2. Staff
The pharmacy has enough staff to manage its workload safely. Pharmacy team members complete regular training and have a good understanding about their roles and responsibilities. And they feel comfortable speaking up about any concerns they have.
Principle 3. Premises
The pharmacy is clean and generally tidy. It is secure, has enough space to allow safe working and its layout protects people’s privacy.
Principle 4. Services, including medicines management
The pharmacy’s services are easy for people to access. If it can’t provide a service, it directs people to somewhere that can help. Its working practices are generally safe and effective. It stores most medicines appropriately and carries out some checks to make sure they are in good condition and suitable to supply. The pharmacy’s team members take extra care with high-risk medicines to help make sure that people use these safely.
Principle 5. Equipment and facilities
The pharmacy has the equipment and facilities it needs to provide its services. It generally makes sure these are safe and suitable for use. The pharmacy’s team members use equipment and facilities in a way that protects people’s privacy.
31 De Winton Street
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|