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a westminster imageOctober 23 2017

The Pharmacists’ Defence Association is lobbying MPs to support the inclusion of pharmacists in a new Private Member’s Bill seeking to strengthen health workers’ protection.

Rhondda MP Chris Bryant has a second reading of his Assaults on Emergency Workers (offences) Bill on October 20 in Westminster. The Bill currently includes clauses regarding protecting people working in A&E and urgent treatment centres. A subsequent clause would cover pharmacists and other staff in a hospital or acute care setting.

However, the PDA says “registered pharmacists in similar front facing roles in the community are not covered by this legislation. They too should be protected by this Bill.”

Claire Ward, Director of Public Affairs at the PDA, said “Our members are often at the front line in the NHS and the community when violence and assaults occur. Although they may be privately employed by pharmacy businesses, they are delivering medicines, NHS services and care to patients. They deal with people who come into the pharmacy, often unknown to them, who may be abusive and violent.

“As the custodians of controlled drugs and medicines, pharmacists are often placed in the difficult position of having to refuse patients who are highly drug dependent from accessing these supplies. That can and does lead to frustration and in too many cases violence.”

Link:
PDA announcement      
Parliament website covering progress of the Bill                 

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