Inspection outcome: Standards met
Last inspection: 20/04/2022
This is a rural village pharmacy. It sells a range of over-the-counter medicines and dispenses NHS and private prescriptions. It offers a limited range of services including treatment for minor ailments and a basic smoking cessation service. This inspection was carried out during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Inspection summary findings
Principle 1. Governance
The pharmacy has written procedures to help make sure the team works safely. Its team members talk about things that go wrong and take action to help stop them from happening again. The pharmacy generally keeps the records it needs to by law. But some details are missing, so it may not always be able to show exactly what has happened if any problems arise. The pharmacy’s team members know how to keep people’s private information safe. And they understand how to recognise and report concerns about vulnerable people to help keep them safe.
Principle 2. Staff
The pharmacy has enough staff to manage its workload. They are properly trained for the jobs they do. And they feel comfortable speaking up about any concerns they have.
Principle 3. Premises
The pharmacy is clean, tidy and secure. It 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. The pharmacy’s working practices are generally safe and effective. It stores most medicines appropriately and carries out some checks to help make sure that they are in good condition and suitable to supply.
Principle 5. Equipment and facilities
The pharmacy has the equipment and facilities it needs to provide its services. The pharmacy’s team members use these in a way that protects people’s privacy.
31 High 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|