Strand House
2nd Floor
102 Holywood Road
BELFAST BT4 1NU
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

UCA President
president@uca.org.uk

Adrienne Clugston, Executive Committee & Membership
adrienne@uca.org.uk

Kate McKittrick, Prescription Payment Support
coding@uca.org.uk

Lindsey Jackson, General Enquiries
info@uca.org.uk

Mairead Conlon, Representation Pharmacist
mairead@uca.org.uk

Natalie Calder, Administrative Assistant
support@uca.org.uk

UCA Office

Ulster Chemists' Association
Strand House
2nd Floor
102 Holywood Road
BELFAST
BT4 1NU

Tel:  028 9065 6576
Fax:  028 9065 1137

 

Office Opening Hours:

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