APTUK is a Limited by Guarantee (Not for Profit) Company that exists to advance the pharmacy technician profession for the benefit of patients and the public and its pharmacy technician members.
The overall governance and strategic direction is provided by the Board of Directors and the Professional Committee
APTUK is governed by the Board of Directors (The Executive Team), comprising of the President, Vice President, Secretary, Director of Finance, Director of Policy & Standards, Director of Professional Development, Director of Communications and Director of Human Resources.
The Board of Directors ensure that APTUK is led and governed in accordance with the Memorandum and Articles and remains compliant with the Companies Act 2006.
Under the Board of Directors sits the Professional Committee that develops, maintains and delivers a clear focus on all aspects of professional practice linking with the Association’s professional governance, objectives and core priorities.
The Professional Committee comprising of both the Directors and National Officers includes the posts of the President, Vice President, Secretary, Director of Finance, Finance Officer, Business Development Officer, Director of Policy & Standards, Director of Professional Development, Pre-registration Trainee Pharmacy Technician Officer, Pharmacy Technicians, Foundation Practice, Pharmacy Technicians, Advanced Practice, Revalidation Officer, Branch Liaison Officer, Director of Communications, Editor, Engagement Officer, Events Officer, Website Officer, Media Officer, Director of Human Resources, HR Policies & Procedures Officer and HR Policies & Procedures Officer.
The work that APTUK undertakes is multi-faceted and to aid planning of priorities and objectives, areas of work that are considered to serve a common purpose, have been grouped together into Workstreams. Day to day detailed work undertaken within the workstreams is then reported to the Board of Directors through the specific workstream Director lead.
Decision making is split, with operational decisions being made by the workstreams and professional strategic decisions being made by the Professional Committee of National Officers. Workstreams remain accountable to the Board of Directors.
To aid the delivery of our professional leadership activities APTUK Associates work under the direction of a specific National Officer and Workstream. Associates are members who would like to help support the work of APTUK but are not able to commit to a full National Officer role. They carry out smaller pieces of specific work but do not have the remit of a National Officer. Associates are not required to attend professional committee meetings unless it is relevant and required.
We also have expert panels, groups and task and finish groups formed of members and key stakeholders with specific areas of expertise. The expert panels and groups provide APTUK will expertise and advice that inform APTUKs strategic and operational decisions.
The expert panels and groups serve as consultative panels and groups to the Boards, acting as a source of expertise and advice and providing evidenced-based thought leadership to inform RPS policy decisions.
Our Board of Directors - pictures and bios
Our Professional Committee - pictures and bios of NOs
The workstreams consist of:
Our Associates - pictures and bios
The APTUK Advisory Group is a group of pharmacy professionals and lay representatives with specific expertise who provide APTUK with views and advice on current national pharmacy practice. The purpose of the group is to provide expertise, information, advice on professional development and workforce development and planning related to Pharmacy Technicians and the pharmacy team. The group as also asked to contribute to APTUK responses to future developments and consultations. The group may also undertake tasks and projects to support the education, training and professional development of Pharmacy Technicians. The APTUK Advisory Group remains accountable to the Board of Directors, through the Policy and Standards Director. For further information click here.
As community pharmacy evolves APTUK have established, the CPTSG group, to gather information, opinions and points of view from Pharmacy Technicians working in the Community Pharmacy sector on pharmacy professional practice. The purpose and role of the group is to provide APTUK with current information on community pharmacy practice to support and feed into APTUKs responses to consultations and to support decision making. This is a specialised group, established purely to gain a rounded view from those pharmacy technicians employed in the community sector. The CPTSG remains accountable to the Board of Directors, through the Policy and Standards Director.