PDA continue campaign to stop violence in pharmacies

PDA Union Regional Officials recently met with Gwent Police as part of an ongoing campaign to keep pharmacists, pharmacy customers and patients safe from violence.

Mon 9th March 2020 The PDA

This comes just months after PDAU Regional Committee Chair, Richard Evans was invited to present to a meeting of Police Commissioners and Chief Constables in Wales on the topic. This resulted in the police progressing support for the campaign.

Kerry Price and Rhodri Guest of Gwent Police pictured with Richard Evans, PDAU Regional Committee Chair and Helen Lewis, PDAU Regional Official (Wales and the West)

In January, Kidwelly & BurryPort Police visited pharmacies to discuss safety and support for the campaign (learn more).

This is another great example of how the PDA campaign is being supported in Wales after the PDA’s Safer Pharmacies Charter was circulated, along with the PDA’s Violence in Pharmacy policy and resource pack, as part of a joint campaign by the PDA and Community Pharmacy Wales (CPW) in 2018.

Related links

www.the-pda.org/wales-lead-the-way-in-campaign-to-end-violence-in-pharmacies

www.the-pda.org/wales-police-praised-for-taking-action-on-safety-for-pharmacy-staff-and-patients

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