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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.

Reflections on… revalidation: part 4

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

Reflections on… revalidation part 3

In the third in our series, Asha Fowells charts her experience of the revalidation process and the support available.

Reflections on… revalidation: part 2

In the second of our series, Asha Fowells charts her experience of the revalidation process and registering on the GPhC's new system.

Reflections on… revalidation: part 1

In the first of our new series, Asha Fowells muses on the journey to revalidation.

Understanding dispensing error legislation

With dispensing error legislation finally written into law, Tess Fenn looks at what this means for pharmacy technicians.

Focus on gender

With the media currently dominated by stories of the gender gap and gender pay gap, Tess Fenn looks at what this means in the context of pharmacy and pharmacy technicians.

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.
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