Association of Pharmacy
Technicians UK (APTUK)
The Professional Leadership Body for Pharmacy Technicians
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. Following a career break Diane joined the Royal Pharmaceutical Society in 2004 to support the development of a CPD guide for pharmacy technicians and manage the grandparenting registration process for route b applicants. She also worked in a part time consultancy role on medical gases and homecare projects for Ealing NHS Trust. In 2012 she took up homecare full time at Ealing and moved to her current role as the homecare lead at the Royal Brompton and Harefield Foundation Trust in 2014.
Diane is delighted to return to the APTUK Board in order to promote and develop the role of the pharmacy technician. She hopes with the experience gained as a school governor she will be able to support the board with the development of future strategies and policies to enable pharmacy technicians to take up new and innovative roles to provide the best care for patients and their needs. Diane has found the network and support from APTUK to have been invaluable during her career and is keen to see further developments in line with the foundation framework to support the profession.