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RPS supports PGD powers for pharmacy technicians

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Responding to the Government’s announcement today that pharmacy technicians are amongst a variety of health professionals to be given powers to provide medicines under Patient Group Directions, Professor Claire Anderson, RPS President, said:

“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. 

“This will support transformational change within pharmacy teams and enable the further evolution of the pharmacist’s role into more complex clinical care.

“In keeping with wider discussions across pharmacy, it is essential that the accountability and professional responsibility of pharmacy technicians is clearly understood in situations where PGDs are being used.”

Read our policy on the Use of Patient Group Directions by Pharmacy Technicians.

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