The Role

Pharmacy Technicians (PTs) are healthcare professionals registered with the General Pharmaceutical Council and have long established roles in community pharmacy, practice pharmacy or other sectors. Pharmacy Technicians work under the supervision of a pharmacist.

Benefits for the Practice

  • Supports the multi-disciplinary team to ensure efficient medicines optimisation processes are being followed
  • Support streaming general prescription requests

Benefits for the Patient

  • Provides information and lifestyle advice

Training & Development

PTs are trained to level 5 in pharmaceutical science, they may also complete additional post-registration qualifications in accuracy, medicines optimisation, management & leadership. HEE CEPN South are in the process of developing a general practice programme for pharmacy technicians.


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