General practice pharmacy technicians in Scotland are set to benefit from a new educational foundation framework, believed to be the first of its kind in the UK.

Developed in response to a gap in pharmacy technician (PT) education and development and launched by Scotland’s chief pharmaceutical officer Dr Rose Marie Parr, the framework covers the diverse roles carried out within NHS Scotland by GP pharmacy technicians and consists of:

  • Five core elements which are generic across all pharmacy sectors
  • Three role-specific elements that will allow PTs to identify further development and empower them to work at the top of their capabilities.

Professor Anne Watson, postgraduate pharmacy dean, NHS Education for Scotland, commented that the framework “will support the developing role of pharmacy technicians within NHS Scotland, and cement their important role in future pharmacy services.”

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