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Learning from Gosport

Pharmacy bodies join together to support pharmacy sector to learn from failures of care at Gosport.

APTUK Presidency Handover 09.02.2019

On Saturday 9th February 2019, at the APTUK Professional Committee, Tess Fenn formally handed over the Presidency of APTUK to Liz Fidler.

APTUK President and Vice President Appointments

Press Release - APTUK President and Vice President Appointments -  6th February 2019!

Polypharmacy: Getting Our Medicines Right

New guidance Published by RPS -  Polypharmacy: getting our medicines right!

NHS England - Help Us Help You

On 4th February, NHS England is launching their ‘Help Us Help You’ campaign!

GP Contract Five Year Framework

Today NHS England announced £4.5bn will be invested over five years from 2020 in general practice under the umbrella of the NHS Long Term Plan.  

APTUK Website Learning Resources

The APTUK website has various learning resources that can support you with your Continuing Professional Development (CPD) and revalidation.

Professional Guidance on the Administration of Medicines

RPS launch new professional guidance on the administration of medicines in healthcare settings.

Anti Microbial Resistance Action Plan

UK's 5 Year National Action Plan and 20 Year Vision for Anti Microbial Resistance Published.

Serious Shortage Protocol

On 17th January 2019 Keith Ridge, NHSE Chief Pharmaceutical Officer,  wrote to update pharmacy professionals about the work on the continuity of supply of medicines as part of the Government’s contingency preparations for a ‘no deal’ EU exit.

Brexit Medicines Supply Update

NSHE Chief Pharmaceutical Officer, Dr Keith Ridge, writes to the pharmacy profession urging local organisations not to stockpile medicines.

Save The Date - Conference 2019

Join us in Birmingham for the only UK conference aimed solely at Pharmacy Technicians!

NHS England launches Long Term Plan

NHS England has launched it’s Long Term Plan outlining priorities for the NHS in England over the next 10 years.

News - GPhC Council agrees new approach to regulating registered pharmacies

At its meeting on Thursday 6 December, the Council of the GPhC agreed the principles that will underpin how the GPhC will regulate registered pharmacies in future.

Community Pharmacy Patient Safety Group launch 2019 priorities

The Community Pharmacy Patient Safety Group (CPPSG) is now entering into its fourth year of collaborative sharing and learning and has published its 2019 priorities. 

APTUK extend ‘Supervision’ survey date

APTUK is asking Pharmacy Technicians and Pre-registration Trainee Pharmacy Technicians across Great Britain and Northern Ireland for their views on ‘Supervision: Identifying the Pharmacy Technician perspective’.

The Safe and Secure Handling of Medicines

A new edition of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society’s essential guide, The Safe and Secure Handling of Medicines is now available.

APTUK open President & Vice President nominations

APTUK is seeking nominations from Pharmacy Technicians with the drive, ambition and commitment to lead the Association and deliver our strategy – Leading Pharmacy Technicians to deliver professional excellence for patient centred care.

Free ACPT training for community and Health and Justice pharmacy technicians

NHS England is offering pharmacy technicians in the community pharmacy and in the Health and Justice sector the opportunity to apply for free training leading to the Accuracy Checking Pharmacy Technician (ACPT) qualification

APTUK PJ Survey 2018

The Pharmaceutical Journal conducted a salary and satisfaction survey 2018, between 3 September and 15 October 2018 and invitations were sent to 1,999 pharmacy technicians. 236 pharmacy technicians responded and the results were published on the 23rd October 2018.
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