Association of Pharmacy
Technicians UK (APTUK)
The Professional Leadership Body for Pharmacy Technicians
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 the treasurer of the Warrington branch.
Joanne started her own pharmacy career in secondary care in 1988, qualifying 2 years later. She gained experience as a rotational pharmacy technician including acute general, mental health and aseptic services before becoming a senior pharmacy technician in aseptic and radiopharmaceutical services. During a short break from secondary care, Joanne worked part time in community pharmacy completing courses in responding to symptoms and the safe sale of medicines. Joanne has provided adhoc work to primary care and CPPE.
On return to secondary care, Joanne extended her experience and knowledge and gained the BTEC in Dispensing Technician Checking and the BTEC Level 4 Diploma for Clinical Pharmacy Technicians before moving into management positions and completing ILM level 3 and CMI level 5 in Leadership and Management. Joanne currently works as a principal pharmacy technician leading and managing the technical support staff service provision.