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Pharmacies encouraged to become Safe Spaces for victims of domestic abuse

Pharmacies across Great Britain are being asked to consider providing a safe space for victims of domestic abuse, as part of the UK SAYS NO MORE campaign run by Hestia, a national charity.

Pharmacies are asked to display posters and make their consultation rooms available as safe spaces where victims of domestic abuse can contact specialist domestic abuse services for support and advice.

Duncan Rudkin, Chief Executive of the GPhC, said:

“We are encouraging all pharmacies to consider becoming a Safe Space, to help people experiencing domestic abuse access vital support they may need.  

"Pharmacies are in the frontline in supporting the healthcare needs of patients and the public during the COVID 19 pandemic in the community, and are one of the few places that are open to people who may need help.

"We know pharmacies are already very busy during these unprecedented times, but participating in this scheme is another important way in which they can safeguard vulnerable people.”

For more information about how pharmacies can become a Safe Space, visit uksaysnomore.org/safespaces