Association of Pharmacy
Technicians UK (APTUK)
The Professional Leadership Body for Pharmacy Technicians
As a registered pharmacy technician it is a mandatory requirement to maintain a CPD record and submit these records to the GPHc when called to do so.
Are you looking for help with CPD ideas?
Are you unsure if your CPD entries meet the CPD standards as required by the GPhC?
APTUK is pleased to offer a pre-review service to offer support and advice in advance of submission of your CPD records to the GPhC.
The CPD pre-review service is available free of charge to full APTUK members and £50.00 to non-members (to include a 1 year membership to APTUK). Full details including how to apply can be found on the CPD members pages.
CPD is changing!
The requirements for CPD are changing as the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) have been reviewing the process for Continuing Fitness to Practise (CFtP) which includes CPD.
In 2018 the General Pharmaceutical Council plans to introduce new arrangements to further reassure that pharmacists and pharmacy technicians meets standards for safe and effective practice throughout their careers.
A pilot was launched in April 2016 and it will run through to December 2016. Pharmacy technicians were invited to participate in this pilot and you may be one of them!
From August 2016 the GPhC will be making contact with the volunteers to start evaluating how things are working. In January 2017 the GPhC will begin collating this information and use it for the basis of the consultation that will see the new process being introduced.
More details regarding the change to Continuing Fitness to Practice can be found here: http://www.pharmacyregulation.org/registration/continuing-fitness-practise#Why are we introducing it?