Why is a pharmacy in Manchester closed, and what are the implications?
The pharmacy in the Manchester suburb of Stockport has closed after a “security incident” that led to its closure.
A statement on the pharmacy’s Facebook page says the closure has been due to “an issue with a customer”.
The pharmacy has been operating since February 2019.
The statement says the company is still investigating the cause of the incident.
The closure is being linked to the discovery of a “suspicious package” on Friday morning.
Manchester’s police force have confirmed they are investigating the incident, but no arrests have been made.
The pharmacy, which is owned by a local pharmacy company, has not responded to repeated requests for comment.
A statement on social media read: “The pharmacy has now been closed and our team is currently working to address the incident.”
A spokesperson for Stockport Police said: “It is a matter for Stockpans staff to respond to.
It is believed that a suspicious package was discovered in the pharmacy premises and that it was being looked at by police.”
Stockpans security team are working to establish the cause.
No arrests have yet been made.
“The incident comes as police across the UK look to improve their response to incidents such as this one.
A spokesperson from the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills said:”We recognise the impact of this incident on the people of Manchester and the wider community.
The Government will provide further guidance on how to support those affected.
In the letter, she added: “As part of our overall review of security, we will look at all measures we take to ensure patients and their families are protected, including the provision of online support services and access to electronic health records.””
It is vital that we protect the safety and security of patients and staff, and we want to know what measures are being taken to ensure that we can do so,” May said.
In the letter, she added: “As part of our overall review of security, we will look at all measures we take to ensure patients and their families are protected, including the provision of online support services and access to electronic health records.”
We will also review the security of NHS premises and other health care services, including care for patients, and work with NHS employers and providers to ensure their systems are in place to provide the best protection possible.
“A police spokesperson said: “Officers attended the pharmacy on Friday, following a security incident.
They were informed that there had been a suspicious item discovered and the incident was subsequently closed.
“This article has been updated to include a statement from Stockpacs.