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Lone working in the pharmacy: risks and best practice

Lone working in the pharmacy: risks and best practice

From this pharmacy CPD module you will learn about:

  • The risks of lone working
  • What the General Pharmaceutical Council requires of employers and staff
  • How to raise concerns about lone working
  • How to mitigate the risks

Download a printable PDF of this module – including the five-minute test – here.

Anyone whose job brings them into contact with the public can be at risk when working alone. Those in retail and the caring professions – such as pharmacy – can be especially vulnerable, so if you have to work alone, you need to consider how to do it safely.

An increasing number of health and social care staff work alone in community settings, whether this is in a pharmacy, at patients’ homes or on outreach work, so recent statistics from

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