5 ANNADALE AVENUE
BELFAST BT7 3JH
028 9065 6576

Community Pharmacy Security

 

Community pharmacy is experiencing an alarming rise in aggressive and violent incidents. The worst incident involved two pharmacists (both UCA Executive Committee members) being stabbed in a pharmacy in West Belfast.

 

UCA surveyed its members who told us about their experiences which can be summarised as follows:

 

·         Aggressive and rude behaviour from patients on a daily basis

·         Violent incidents/attempted robberies in the past year

·         Attempted/robberies increasingly involving knives or guns

·         Increased concern/worry among pharmacy staff and pharmacists about the risk of a violent attack or robbery

·         Increased concern among pharmacies about drugs held on the premises being the target of an attack

·         Difficulties in getting a successful prosecution / negotiating the legal process

 

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Contact

Adrienne Clugston, Operations Manager
adrienne@uca.org.uk

Mairead Conlon, PACT Co-Ordinator
mairead@uca.org.uk

Natalie Mulholland, Administrative Assistant
natalie@uca.org.uk

UCA Office

UCA-NI LTD
5 Annadale Avenue
BELFAST
BT7 3JH

Tel:  028 9065 6576

 

Office Opening Hours:

Monday to Friday 9:00am -5:00pm