Pharmacy Technicians and use of PGDs

Our visions for pharmacy in England, Scotland and Wales all highlight how skill mix is vitally important in delivering modern and efficient pharmacy services. Increasing the opportunities for pharmacy technicians to further develop their role has the potential to strengthen the foundation for pharmacy practice across all sectors.

As managing the health of patients becomes more complex, with multiple long-term conditions and more complex medicines and therapies, the need for pharmacists to focus on clinical and therapeutic interventions is increasing.

Enabling pharmacy technicians to undertake further services under a PGD will increase capacity for pharmacy teams and further support consistency of services being offered within pharmacy. The proposed change could support a transformation within pharmacy teams and enable the further evolution of the pharmacist’s role into more complex clinical care.

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