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Pharmacy Technicians complete the PWDS GP Pharmacy Technician Medicines Optimisation Training Programme

PWDS offers huge congratulations to trainees who have recently completed the PWDS GP Pharmacy Technician Medicines Optimisation Training Programme.

Carys Shepley and Hazel Russell, both pharmacy technicians employed by NHS Devon CCG and working in GP practices in the Devon, are the first pharmacy technicians to complete the revised version of the programme which has been approved as meeting the requirements of the APTUK/PCPA National Competency Framework for Primary Care Pharmacy Technicians.

When asked about their experience of undertaking the revised GPPT programme Carys and Hazel said:

....’The GP Pharmacy Technician Medicines Optimisation Programme covers everything a Pharmacy Technician working in General Practice would need in their day-to-day role. We are now able to prove that we are competent in the tasks that are expected of us and have learnt best practices and ways of approaching tasks we hadn’t previously considered. The layout of the course encourages completion of tasks in a realistic and holistic way which allowed for efficient evidence collection. The course leaders are approachable and accommodating in their support to trainees individual needs. It was great to be a part of the pilot for this course and to help shape the new programme through our feedback. We now feel as though we are better Primary Care Pharmacy Technicians because of this course.‘……

If you are interested in finding out more about the GPPT programme please see the website here.

Applications are currently open for non ARRS funded pharmacy technicians working in primary care to start July 22 cohort.

Mary Carter MAPharmT – GPPT Training Programme Director

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