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Change on the horizon

In this second of two articles on the outlook for pharmacy technicians in 2018 and beyond, Tess Fenn considers three significant changes that pharmacy technicians will see in the coming months and years.

Looking ahead

In this first of two articles on the outlook for pharmacy technicians in 2018 and beyond, Tess Fenn considers the focus for APTUK as pharmacy technicians’ professional leadership body.

Changing direction

With the patter of tiny feet on the horizon, Leanne Beverley discusses difficult decisions, the appeal of new challenges and the continued importance of CPD.

A time for reflection

With the festive season upon us and revalidation set to come into force in early 2018, Tess Fenn explains how this is the ideal time for reflection.

Surviving a GPhC inspection

Inspections are an essential but often dreaded part of pharmacy life. But as Leanne Beverley explains, with enough preparation they can go without a hitch.

Better conversations for better outcomes

Good communication skills are vital in a pharmacy setting. Tess Fenn considers how pharmacy technicians can build on them to achieve better outcomes and empower patients.

Taking on pancreatic cancer

Pancreatic Cancer Action chief executive Ali Stunt speaks to TM about the work the charity does to raise awareness of the disease and improve early diagnosis rates.

Face-to-face

The NPA believes there are profound benefits to be had from face-to-face interaction between patients and pharmacists. Sue Hobdey, NPA head of learning and development, looks at the role of support staff

Supervision: part 2

In her second article on supervision, Tess Fenn discusses potential moves that could enable transformational change of pharmacy practice and greater use of community pharmacy.

Get ready for Stoptober

All community pharmacies should embrace the Stoptober campaign and encourage people to stop smoking and kick the habit for good, says Leanne Beverley.

Focus on flu

As the community pharmacy flu vaccination service season looms, Leanne Beverley urges pharmacy staff to get involved and make this the most successful year yet.

Supervision: part 1

In this, the first of two articles on supervision, Tess Fenn discusses why this issue is important and where it fits in with current policy

Here comes the sun

Travel PGDs offer pharmacy teams yet another way to engage with customers and highlight pharmacy as the first port of call for health, says the NPA.

The ins and outs of awareness campaigns

Participating in health campaigns is a great way for pharmacies to raise awareness of conditions and boost engagement with the community, says Leanne Beverley.

Let's celebrate

At a time of celebration in the pharmacy calendar, Tess Fenn considers the importance of recognising the work of pharmacy staff.

Supporting staff-led services

With community pharmacies under increasing pressure to offer more services, Leanne Beverley considers the crucial role of support staff.

Utilising pharmacy technicians

With more focus being put on the role of the pharmacy technician, Tess Fenn looks at how the profession can be best utilised to improve patient care.

GPhC revalidation explained

As the GPhC launches its consultation on revalidation, Tess Fenn looks at how the proposed changes will affect every registered pharmacy technician

Awards season is upon us…

Winning an award is a fantastic achievement, and it can also send your career in unexpected directions, as Leanne Beverley discovered.

Be media savvy

It’s important for pharmacy teams to get their voices heard and share their knowledge and experience both locally and nationally, says NPA’s head of communications Stephen Fishwick.
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