Association of Pharmacy
Technicians UK (APTUK)
The Professional Leadership Body for Pharmacy Technicians
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 in Procurement & Computer Services at Wrexham Maelor Hospital in North Wales. In her present role, Julie manages the Pharmacy Computer Systems and is involved in Procurement and Robotics. As part of this role, she attends meetings of the AWPG (All Wales Purchasing Group) and the Medecator and Arx user group. Julie also represents APTUK as the pharmacy technician member of PDIG (Purchasing and Distribution Interest Group).
Julie has been an active member of the Association of Pharmacy Technicians UK for many years. She was elected into the post of Secretary in 1999 until 2006, when she then took on the role of Administrative Officer followed by Branch & Projects Officer. During this time, Julie managed the day to day business of the Association as Secretary and also developed the branch network.
Now in her new role as Vice President, Julie is the lead of the Administration workstream where her in-depth knowledge of APTUK processes and procedures has proved invaluable.