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North Yorkshire Community Pharmacies Abused

North Yorkshire Community Pharmacies Abused

Published by Jon Burke at 9:29am 26th March 2020.

As the UK responds to the COVID-19 pandemic, Community Pharmacies in North Yorkshire are working tirelessly to ensure that everyone gets the medicines they need, when they need them.

However, they are experiencing exceptionally high demand for medication.

This unprecedented demand for medicines is due to patients ordering their medicines ahead of the due date, ordering medicines they haven’t had for some time ‘just in case’ and are attempting to stockpile medicines.

Whilst working under immense pressure to ensure patients get their medication, they are also experiencing violent and abusive behaviour from a number of them.

In a survey of the 152 Community Pharmacies in North Yorkshire 43.5% of Community Pharmacies reported that they have been subject to violent and abusive behaviour in the past 5 days.

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