Celebrating ten years of pharmacy technician registration

27 July 2021

This July we have marked the 10-year anniversary of pharmacy technician registration

It became a legal requirement for pharmacy technicians to register with the GPhC from 1 July 2011 and pharmacy technicians became a regulated health profession in Great Britain.

Our Chair and Chief Executive wrote jointly with Chief Pharmaceutical Officers to all pharmacy technicians on our register to thank them for the significant contribution they make to providing safe and effective pharmacy care to patients and the public.

The joint email highlighted that pharmacy technicians play a vital role within the pharmacy team and in multi-disciplinary teams, most recently demonstrating their professionalism and commitment in meeting the major challenges presented by the pandemic.

Over the last ten years the roles and responsibilities of pharmacy technicians have continued to develop to meet the needs of patients and the public and the profession will undoubtedly continue to evolve over the next ten years.

Our Chief Executive also participated in a virtual event organised by the Association of Pharmacy Technicians UK (APTUK) to celebrate ten years of pharmacy technician registration.

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