In the last decade healthcare and pharmacy services have undergone radical changes and continues to do so. Regardless of where you work or what you specialise in, I am sure many of you have been or are involved in some service redesign or restructuring as a result. Whilst in the midst of these changes, it’s important to seize any opportunities presented to us.
Since professional status was introduced in 2011, both pre and post registration pharmacy technician professional development has risen up the agenda .APTUK as the Professional Leadership Body for pharmacy technicians (PLB – another acronym!), are regularly invited to respond to consultations, share expertise on how pharmacy technician roles can improve patient care and advise on education and professional development content.
With such diverse sectors of pharmacy practice, APTUK need to ensure that we are able to share expertise and influence in the correct circles. Therefore a group bringing a range of expertise at national strategic level was required. As well as sector expertise, members of the group need to come from a range of practice bases and be in a position to support Pharmacy Technician professional development. Members also have to have strong links with other organisations so the sharing of best practice and joining up the training dots can really start to happen.
APTUK Fellow & Honorary Member
Practising Pharmacy Technicians & Operational Leads from all sectors
Senor Pharmacy Manager
England, Scotland, Wales and NI representative
Dispensing Doctor Representative
NHS Pharmacy Education Development Committee representative
Health & Justice Services
Royal Pharmaceutical Society representative
The overarching aim of the AG is to work in partnership with a range of stakeholders to inform and influence national strategies and policies to support professional development for Pharmacy Technicians to deliver person centred services.
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