APTUK President, Liz Fidler has responded to the open letter to Pharmacy Technicians received from Dr Keith Ridge, Chief Pharmaceutical Officer for England, on Pharmacy Technician Day, available to view here
Receiving this letter on World Pharmacy Technician Day demonstrates the recognition by Dr Ridge of the role pharmacy technicians have in contributing to better patient care health outcomes and pharmacy services.
The offer to work with the professional leadership body, Association of Pharmacy Technicians UK is extremely welcomed and will build on the strengthening relationship that has evolved particularly during the pandemic.
APTUK has worked tirelessly to ensure there has been professional representation and a voice for pharmacy technicians and support staff. Enabling systems and key leaders to recognise the opportunities for the profession but also understand some of the barriers. The outcomes listed within the letter provides an overview of some of the work APTUK has led or supported during the last few months.
This supportive letter which expresses how valued the profession is at this time is extremely welcomed and we look forward to supporting the aspirations in the letter.
APTUK is a membership organisation run by volunteers, we welcome Dr Ridge’s encouragement for pharmacy technicians to consider joining us to aid their professional development and secure the future the profession so rightly deserves