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survey1October 26 2015

Recently registered pharmacy technicians are being urged to complete a survey on their preregistration training.

 

The General Pharmaceutical Council has commissioned the survey for pharmacy technicians who registered between November 2014 to October 2015. The survey has been drawn up by the University of Bradford which will publish the results next summer, and findings will help inform ongoing discussions about preregistration training.

The Association of Pharmacy Technicians UK (APTUK) says this is the first national survey of pharmacy technician education and training, “which is why it’s important all those invited to participate take part.”

Tess Fenn, President of APTUK, said: “This is a significant survey and APTUK urges all those invited to take part to provide the GPhC with key information to be used as part of their review into the pharmacy technicians initial education and training standards.

“APTUK eagerly awaits the outcomes of the survey and is committed to supporting the regulator gather as much data as possible to inform the education standards. It is crucial that the standards reflect the role of the newly registered pharmacy technician to ensure their competence and confidence are in place to deliver the patient centred care patients require.

“Newly qualified pharmacy technicians can access the APTUK Foundation Pharmacy Framework and if a member, the support of an APTUK Champion, to mentor them in their early years practice.”

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APTUK announcement

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