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APTUK and PCPA working together to support the professional development of Pharmacy Technicians in Primary Care

Published: 3rd May 2018

The Association of Pharmacy Technicians UK (APTUK) and the Primary Care Pharmacy Association are working collaboratively together to support and promote the professional development of primary care pharmacy technicians.  APTUK and PCPA consider this to be in the best interest of their members, patients, the public, pharmacy and healthcare as a whole.

APTUK, as the professional leadership body for pharmacy technicians are committed to “Leading pharmacy technicians to deliver professional excellence for patient centred care”.

The Primary Care Pharmacy Association (PCPA) is the UK's largest primary care pharmacy network and “supports primary care pharmacists and pharmacy technicians through a network of leading practitioners, sharing best practice and inspiring innovation”.



APTUK President, Tess Fenn, said, “We are delighted to formalise our working with PCPA and the Pharmacy Technician group. This can only be in the best interest of patients and medicines optimisation.

We look forward to working collaboratively in supporting the education and professional development of primary care pharmacy technicians and growing pharmacy technician roles in this important pharmacy sector working towards integrated care”. 

PCPA president, Liz Butterfield said, “‘PCPA is delighted to formalise our joint working with APTUK. The synergy that pharmacists and pharmacy technicians create by working collaboratively is keenly supported. We will be launching a Guide for GP Practices to employing Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians at our PCPA Annual conferences this summer which is the first of many joint initiatives.

Our PCPA Pharmacy Technicians Group is going from strength to strength spreading innovative integrated working across the whole of primary care. Also this summer PCPA will be supporting a Pharmacy Technician of the Year award at the 2018 APTUK annual conference.’

Liz Butterfield (PCPA President) and Tess Fenn (APTUK President)

Clinical Pharmacy Congress 28th April 2018