The Department of Health and Social Care has launched a consultation on the proposal to enable registered pharmacy technicians to supply and administer medicines under a Patient Group Direction (PGD).

Creating the opportunity for pharmacy technicians to work under PGDs will help ensure that community pharmacy teams have the right mix of skills to meet the local community’s health needs and free up capacity in the wider NHS. It also allows pharmacy technicians in other clinical settings, including hospitals, to maximise the contribution they make to healthcare.

The ability to work under relevant PGDs would have significant benefits for patient care and the wider NHS team. This is part of a suite of proposed reforms to enable pharmacists to become independent prescribers and enhance access to clinical services for patients.

Broadening the clinical role of pharmacy technicians will also make the most of their potential as registered healthcare professionals by utilising their skills and training, giving them a more fulfilling career and benefitting their wider team and the NHS.

Find out more, discuss these topics and hear examples of clinical practice with:

•    Richard Cattell, Deputy Chief Pharmaceutical Officer for England
•    Liz Fidler, Senior Professional Advisor – Pharmacy Technician Practice

Members of the Chief Pharmaceutical Officer’s Pharmacy Technician Professional Advisory Forum, including:

•    Donna Bartlett, Professional Lead for England, Association of Pharmacy Technicians UK
•    Dawn Cassidy, Chief Pharmacy Technician, Health in Justice, Practice Plus Group
•    Naomi Finch – Associate Director- Lead for Community Pharmacy Integration, Medicines Optimisation, NHS Kent and Medway

The webinar will be held on MS Teams and a joining link will be emailed to you on the morning of 7 September.

Questions about this event?

Name: Vicky Milnes