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The start of a journey

In her first column as APTUK president, Liz Fidler makes her introductions and discusses her vision for APTUK and her commitment to the profession.

A self-confessed jack-of-all-trades

Retail sales manager Vanessa Love is an expert in her field, with 22 years pharmacy experience under her belt in 15 different stores.

Signing off

In her last column as APTUK president, Tess Fenn highlights new opportunities for pharmacy technicians and announces her successor.

Indispensable in the dispensary

Dispensing assistant Pam Conway traded retail for pharmacy and 10 years on her average day includes loading a prescription vending machine for 24/7 patient use.

The long and short of it

A detailed look at the much anticipated NHS Long Term Plan and what it means for pharmacy.

CPPE on... DMIRS gateway page

CPPE is pleased to introduce the latest addition to its suite of gateway pages: the Digital Minor Illness Referral Service.

Going the extra mile

Seven miles from the nearest doctor, Right Medicine Pharmacy in Balintore is at the frontline of care in its community.

Reflect and plan ahead

As 2019 kicks off, Tess Fenn looks back at APTUK’s successes in 2018 and considers her own personal New Year’s resolution and what the future holds.

CPPE on... Training

Funded training is now available across England for an online accuracy checking pharmacy technician programme and registration is now open, says CPPE.

What makes a good leader?

As APTUK’s presidential election process gets underway, Tess Fenn considers the qualities and skills that make a good leader.

A pharmacy stalwart

Almost 30 years into her career at Hughes Pharmacy, Cora Quigley is heavily involved in community life, delivering more than just the average prescription when required.

Supervision survey

As APTUK launches a survey on supervision, Tess Fenn explains why it’s important to get involved and have your say.

Reflections on… revalidation part 6

In the latest of our series, Asha Fowells charts her experience of the revalidation process and submitting the revalidation record.

A stop smoking star

Accuracy checking technician Oonagh Mitchell has taken her expertise as a stop smoking advisor to the next level.

Advancing the profession

As APTUK sets out their strategy for the next three years, Tess Fenn talks leadership, professionalism and future developments.

Reflections on… revalidation part 5

In the latest of our series, Asha Fowells charts her experience of the revalidation process and unplanned CPD entries.

Qualification consultation

With the consultation on the pharmacy technician qualification now closed, Tess Fenn discusses APTUK’s response.

Taking training to the next level

By running health awareness campaigns off the back of the training modules she undertakes, Louise White can support her community’s health to the best of her ability.

A flair for retail

Simone Thyer admits that taking up a job in community pharmacy was pretty much a stab in the dark after she left school. Luckily, it was a risk that paid off.

Reflections on… revalidation: part 4

In the latest of our series, Asha Fowells charts her experience of the revalidation process and planned CPD entries.

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