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Pharmacy Technicians

Pharmacy Technicians are key members of the pharmacy and multidisciplinary team, engaging with patients and liaising with other healthcare professionals in both primary and secondary care, to support safe and effective use of medicines. 

Pharmacy Technicians are pharmacy professionals who play an integral part in helping patients to make the most of their medicines. Their roles span all areas of pharmacy practice, from the purchasing, manufacture, preparation, supply and final check of medicines; to supporting medicines use reviews and the administration of medicines.

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How to become a Pharmacy Technician

To become a Pharmacy Technician you need to complete an accredited, recognised and approved qualification.

It is important to note that you will also have to meet experience hours working within the Pharmacy environment for the 2 years of training. Guidance to the working experience can be found here.

Within the guidance you will see that 1260 hours of experience must be under direct supervision of a Pharmacist or Pharmacy Technician must be achieved over a 2 year period. A minimum of 315 hours must be completed in each of the 2 years under the direct supervision of a Pharmacist or Pharmacy Technician.

There is an approved list of course providers that can be found on the GPhC website here.

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