Pharmacists facing abusive attacks from 'frustrated' customers

____________________________________________________ More on coronavirus: ____________________________________________________ “Some pharmacies have resorted to hiring security staff.” She asked: “What I want to know is what is the government going to do to ensure these frontline workers feel safe, and not be subjected to abuse while they are actually doing their job.” Hancock, however, did not address the question. “So pharmacies are an absolutely critical part of the NHS team.” Since the COVID-19 outbreak began, there have been numerous reports of frontline health and care workers being attacked and abused by members of the public. Last month, NHS nurses were reportedly told to stop wearing their uniforms in public in order to avoid being targeted.