A recently published study has concluded that pharmacy technicians have significantly lower discharge transcribing error rates compared with doctors.
Emma Fielding shares what the secret is to achieving a first class honours degree, what it is like to be a pharmacy technician and why she chose to return to university to study pharmacy.
LAST year (2015) marked my 10th year in the UK. I can’t quite believe how quickly the time has passed. It feels like it was only yesterday I stepped off the plane at Heathrow for the first time, with a stomach full of butterflies. In the last 10 years, I’ve enjoyed adapting from my potentially […]
Alyssa Stanlake is a Canadian pharmacy technician who works as an operations manager in a community pharmacy in Whistler. Alyssa works for Pier Health, a community pharmacy which specialises in supporting people who have an addiction and mental health problems. She was awarded the honour of Canadian Pharmacy Technician of the Year 2018 […]
A recent study led by pharmacy technicians in Australia saved thousands of dollars by preventing the waste of medicines. The pharmacy technicians achieved this by deploying ward-based educational sessions to the multidisciplinary team. The findings highlighted the importance of pharmacy technicians and provided evidence for an advanced scope pharmacy technician ward role to reduce […]
Skills for Health has announced that a new qualification for pharmacy technicians has been submitted to the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC). Commissioned by Health Education England (HEE), the development has brought together seven organisations to collectively develop a new level 3 diploma for the pharmacy technician workforce. The qualification development commenced in March 2018 […]
Boots UK has announced it will reimburse 50% of the cost of individual membership of the Association of Pharmacy Technicians UK (APTUK) for its eligible employees in 2019-20. This will include Boots Pharmacy Technicians who are practising in England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales. Marc Donovan, Chief Pharmacist at Boots UK said: […]
One of the co-authors of the recently published Pharmacy Technician report Gregory Lawton was good enough to talk to us about the report now that it has been published in its entirety. If you are interested in the report but don’t have time to read the 300 odd pages then this podcast will […]
Do you feel pharmacy technicians should be supplementary or independent prescribers? As the pharmacy profession evolves and there are advances in initial education and training, roles will change for instance currently there is a call for independent prescribing to be integrated into the MPharm. For practitioners to be prescribers, at whatever level requires legislation […]
Saturday 30th June was a normal average day until by pure accident I went onto my NHSmail and found an email sent late on Friday night addressed ‘Invitation to a reception at 10 Downing Street to Celebrate 70 Years of the NHS [OFFICIAL]’. My first thought was, this is a scam. Someone is out […]