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Board of Officers

Tess Fenn

President - Tess Fenn

During her career Tess has been an active member of the Association of Pharmacy Technicians UK. She has held the posts as Education Officer (2004) and Vice President (2011) before being elected as President in June 2014. In her role as President she leads the Board of Directors and the ...

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Secretary - This post is currently vacant

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Julie Mathieson

Director of Policy and Standards - Julie Mathieson

Julie began her career in an Independent Retail Pharmacy as a student pharmacy technician qualifying in 1972 and has worked in the NHS since 1975, working at Croydon General Hospital, The Royal Gwent Hospital in South Wales and All Saints Hospital in Chatham. She currently practices as Pharmacy Technician Specialist ...

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Dalgeet Puaar

Director of Professional Development - Dalgeet Puaar

After working as a counter assistant while doing A Levels Dalgeet decided she wanted to pursue a career in pharmacy. Following two weeks of work experience in hospital pharmacy Dalgeet decided she wanted to stay in secondary care. Dalgeet qualified as a pharmacy technician in 1992 and then went on ...

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Andrea Ashton

Director of Communications - Andrea Ashton

Andrea began her pharmacy career in 1985 and has gained a wealth of experience in a range of pharmacy disciplines.  Andrea is currently Pharmacy Technical Services Manager at Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust where she is responsible for service delivery and strategic development of Trust dispensaries; ward based Medicines ...

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Diane Meech

Director of Finance - Diane Meech

Diane trained as a hospital pharmacy technician and qualified in 1987. She gained leadership and project management skills whilst working in senior dispensary and IT roles. During this time Diane undertook the role of secretary of the Sussex branch, and was a National Officer for APTUK from 1993 to 1999 ...

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Mary Carter

Revalidation Officer - Mary Carter

Mary qualified as a pharmacy technician in secondary care in Gloucester in 1989 and after several years there in a rotational role she specialised to lead in Medicines Management services in 1999 at the Bristol Royal Infirmary. She took up a specialised role as an anticoagulation practitioner in 2004 and ...

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Pharmacy Technicians, Pre-registration Officer - This post is currently being recruited

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Joanne Nevinson

Pharmacy Technicians, Foundation Practice Officer - Joanne Nevinson

Joanne is proud and honoured to have been recruited to APTUK National Officer for Foundation Practice, where she is excited to represent the pharmacy technician workforce in their early careers. As an active member of APTUK, Joanne was a founder and secretary of the North Cheshire Branch and is now ...

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Pam Bahia

Pharmacy Technicans, Advanced Practice Officer - Pam Bahia

Pam's career in Pharmacy began in community where she worked as a disensing and counter assistant. She moved into hospital pharmacy in 2003 and qualified as a Pharmacy Technician with Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust in 2006.

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Branch Liaison Officer - This post is currently vacant

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Lee Cogger

Media Officer - Lee Cogger

Lee qualified as a Pharmacy Technician with Dartford & Gravesham NHS Trust in 1998. The same year he moved to Greenwich District Hospital as a Rotational Pharmacy Technician and within a few months specialised in aseptic services as a Senior Tehnician. In 2000 Lee moved to Guy's and St Thomas ...

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Joshua Taylor

Editor - Joshua Taylor

Josh started his pharmacy career within a supermarket pharmacy chain where he completed his medicines counter assistants course and then his dispensing assistants course. From here Josh went onto Basildon and Thurrock University Hospital to start as pre-registration pharmacy technician in 2009. On completion of these two years, Josh then ...

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Daniel Dicker

Engagement Officer - Daniel Dicker

Daniel started his career in an independent community pharmacy where he qualified in 2009 as a pharmacy technician and went onto manage the day to day needs of the pharmacy. He moved onto hospital pharmacy in 2010 where he worked as a ward based Pharmacy Technician with Barking, Havering and ...

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Samantha Murray

Website Officer - Samantha Murray

Samantha has been a qualified pharmacy technician for 8 years and currently works for The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust working as a Senior Pharmacy Technician for IT Services. She is ACPT and an NVQ assessor.

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Diane Taylor

Events Officer - Diane Taylor

Diane began training as a YTS apprentice Student Pharmacy Technician in 1986. She qualified in 1988 and was employed as a rotational pharmacy technician by Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, working in aseptic, non-sterile production, radio isotopes, wards and dispensary.

In 2003 Diane secured the position of Senior Technician ...

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Oliver Jones

Business Development Officer - Oliver Jones

Oliver started working part time for a large multiple pharmacy whilst studying for his A levels. He qualified in 2014 whilst working for an independent communit pharmacy. In 2016 he started his current role for NHS NEL Commissioning Support Unit, based in Norwich. His work involves dealing with controlled drugs ...

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