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Yapton Pharmacy Ltd (9011694)

Inspection outcome: Standards met

Last inspection: 11/04/2022

Pharmacy context

This is a NHS community pharmacy located on a small parade of shops in the village of Yapton. The pharmacy has recently relocated to these new premises from its previous site within the local surgery. The pharmacy opens six days a week. It sells some health and beauty products, including over-the-counter medicines. It also dispenses people’s prescriptions and provides a seasonal flu vaccination service. This inspection took place during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Inspection summary findings

Principle 1. Governance

Standards met

The pharmacy has written procedures to help ensure the team works safely. Its team members review things that go wrong and take steps so that they can learn from them and they take action to help stop mistakes from happening again. The pharmacy keeps the records it needs to by law. It keeps people’s private information safe. And its team members understand how to recognise and report concerns about vulnerable people to help keep them safe.

Principle 2. Staff

Standards met

The pharmacy has sufficient staff to manage its normal workload. They are trained for the jobs they do. And they feel comfortable speaking up about any concerns they have.

Principle 3. Premises

Standards met

The pharmacy is clean and tidy. It is secure and has enough space to allow safe working. And the pharmacy layout has been designed to provide services effectively and to protect people’s privacy.

Principle 4. Services, including medicines management

Standards met

The pharmacy provides services that people can access. Its working practices are safe and effective. Its team members are helpful. And they make sure that people have the information they need. So, they can use their medicines safely. It gets its medicines from reputable sources. And it stores them appropriately and securely. The pharmacy team carries out the checks it needs to. So, it can make sure the pharmacy’s medicines are safe and fit for purpose.

Principle 5. Equipment and facilities

Standards met

The pharmacy has the equipment and the facilities it needs to provide its services safely. It uses its equipment to make sure people’s data is kept secure. And its team makes sure the equipment it uses is clean.

Pharmacy details

2 YaptonGate
Main Road

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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