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About Us

The Association of Pharmacy Technicians UK is the Professional Leadership Body for registered pharmacy technicians working in the UK.


      History of APTUK

The Association of Pharmacy Technicians UK (APTUK) has been in existence since 1952; always run by pharmacy technicians for pharmacy technicians.

We have tirelessly campaigned on behalf of our members to ensure the voice of pharmacy technicians is heard, beginning with our vision to register pharmacy technicians. As the only leadership body specifically for pharmacy technicians we respond to the evolving needs of our members through following our 5 commitments.


 Katherine Miles - Founder of APTUK in 1952

With the formation in 2010 of the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC), the new regulator for Pharmacy, there is a need for a leadership body specifically for pharmacy technicians; we are that organisation.


Our 5 commitments to members:

  1. Influence change for the advancement and safeguarding of the pharmacy technician profession
  2. Represent the opinions of our members and respond to the professional needs of pharmacy technicians
  3. Provide developmental support for the delivery of patient centred professionalism
  4. Actively pursue the sharing of knowledge and experience through professional networking and collaborative working
  5. Promote the pharmacy technician profession, foundation and advanced roles, within the pharmacy team, to shape its future development.


Our Vision

Leading pharmacy technicians to deliver professional excellence for patient centred care.

Our Aims

Our aim is to...

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:

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Interested in joining APTUK?

 APTUK Information leaflet


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