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Two DDA members receive ‘Good’ ratings

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August 22nd 2023

Tagged: DDA news CQC

By Ailsa Colquhoun

Two DDA members have received ratings of ‘Good’ from the CQC.

At Wakering Medical Centre, in Great Wakering, Essex, inspectors highlighted the following aspects of good dispensing practice:

  • The dispensary was run by well-trained staff
  • Staff competencies were monitored to ensure patients received a safe and effective service
  • Staff followed effective processes to monitor and manage medicines that require monitoring and knew how to keep people safe
  • Dispensary staff had opportunities to attend any training relevant to their roles.

Inspectors offered a range of medication management recommendations, including:

  • Reduce the number of prescriptions for broad-spectrum antibiotics, where possible
  • Reduce prescribing of medication for uncomplicated urinary tract infections, where possible.

The dispensary team comprises three dispensers, supported by three GP partners and a salaried GP.

Also rated as ‘Good’ is DDA member, The Broadshires Health Centre, in Carterton, Oxfordshire.

At the practice, the dispensing contract is outsourced to an external pharmacy contractor.

  • A rating of ‘Outstanding’ has been awarded to Kent dispensing practice The Charing Medical Partnership, in Ashford for its effective, responsive and well-led service.