Association of Pharmacy
Technicians UK (APTUK)
The Professional Leadership Body for Pharmacy Technicians

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Our Mission Statement

APTUK, through strong, influential representative leadership, supports patient centred professionalism by encouraging in our membership, the attitudes and behaviours associated with outstanding healthcare professionals. We work on behalf of pharmacy technicians, championing and safeguarding the pharmacy technician profession, enhancing the education and scope of practice, by supporting the delivery of professional excellence and patient centred care for the health and wellbeing of patients and all pharmacy service users.
In order to achieve its objectives and goals APTUK works closely with the General Pharmaceutical Council and collaboratively with the other pharmacy organisations to help deliver professional excellence.

APTUK holds collaboration mandates with:

  • Centre of Pharmacy Postgraduate Education (CPPE)
  • Royal Pharmaceutical Society
  • Primary Care Pharmacy Association

APTUK has positions on:

  • General Pharmaceutical Council Revalidation Advisory Group
  • General Pharmaceutical Council Standards for the initial education and training of Pharmacists Advisory Group
  • Rebalancing Medicines Legislation and Pharmacy Regulation Programme Board
  • CPPE Executive Operational Board
  • NHS Pharmacy Education and Development Group: Pharmacy Technicians and Support Staff
  • Procurement and Distribution Interest Group
  • Royal Pharmaceutical Society Homecare Group
  • Royal Pharmaceutical Society Hospital Standards Advisory Group
  • Royal Pharmaceutical Society Polypharmacy Guidance Steering Group
  • Quality Systems Steering Group
  • European Association of Pharmacy Technicians
  • Pharmacy Apprenticeship Trailblazer Group
  • Pharmacy Public Health Forum
  • Welsh Pharmaceutical Community
  • Wales: Modernising Pharmacy Careers
  • Pharmacy Integration Fund Care Homes Task & Finish Group
  • NHS Digital: Medicines Data Programme and subgroups
  • NHS Digital: High Priority Prescriptions 
  • Clinical Pharmacy Congress Steering Group
  • Pharmacy Show Steering Group
  • Hospital to Home: Pharmacy Reference Group
  • CQC -External Advisory Group for Medicines Optimisation
  • Northern Ireland Pharmacy Workforce Review Project Board
  • Pharmacy Technician Qualification Oversight Group
  • HEE Community Pharmacy Technician Pilot - Research Steering Group


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