Pharmacy Technicians in shortlist for APTUK award
The Kent Branch of the Association of Pharmacy Technicians (APTUK) is shortlisted for the Branch of the Year as part of the Annual National Conference
The Kent Branch of the Association of Pharmacy Technicians (APTUK) has been shortlisted for the Branch of the Year as part of the Annual National Conference to be held 11th/12th June in Birmingham.
APTUK branches are the key to disseminating information from National Board level to its members, and likewise passing information from members back to national officers. They also provide a vital networking link for sharing of best practice and delivering educational sessions specifically linked to pharmacy technician practice.
To be shortlisted the Branch had to submit an application explaining how they met the above aims. The shortlisted branches will have to give a two minute presentation at the conference where the winner will be announced.
The Kent Branch was formed in September 2014 by Susan Jones from East Kent Hospitals Foundation Trust and Lynn Gallagher, Medway School of Pharmacy. The branch holds it meetings in Medway and Canterbury and has a facebook page (Kent APTUK). Two branch members have been trained by APTUK to be “Champions” to support newly qualified technicians in their career development. It was also the first Branch to launch the Rebalancing/Supervision workshop to feedback information to form part of the national response. Its membership is diverse made up from local hospitals (Medway, Canterbury and Ashford) as well as the more unusual people, e.g. from SECAM Ambulance service and Community Healthcare Trusts.
The aim for the future is to hold a CPPE event at Medway in the autumn and to try to get more Pharmacy Technicians to join the Branch from all Pharmacy sectors.