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Pharmacy technicians to supply medicines under PGDs

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Pharmacy technicians will be enabled to supply medicines under patient group directions (PGDs), subject to parliamentary approval, the government has announced today. As a result, they may be able to provide Pharmacy First consultations or administer vaccinations, the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has said.

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APTUK: 'Enabling pharmacy technicians is about patient access'

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Proposed changes to supervision and patient group directions (PGDs) will deliver increased access to care ‘for the patient’ and relieve pressures on the workforce, the vice president of the Association of Pharmacy Technicians UK (APTUK) has suggested.

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The pharmacy technicians building bridges across sectors

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A group of pharmacy technicians at a south coast primary care network (PCN) have been building bridges between community pharmacy, general practice and secondary care settings. Weymouth and Portland PCN has a population of around 78,000 people and 17 pharmacies.

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Consultation launched on pharmacy technician PGDs

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The government has launched a consultation on whether registered pharmacy technicians should be allowed to supply medicines under a patient group direction (PGD). It also asks respondents whether the current training undertaken by registered pharmacy technicians would be considered sufficient for this.

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Inclusion of pharmacy technicians in New Medicine Service considered

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Discussions have taken place over the inclusion of pharmacy technicians in the delivery of the NHS New Medicine Service, according to Hammaad Patel, national pharmacy integration lead at NHS England.

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Pharmacy technician service specifications published

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Updated service specifications outlining how pharmacy technicians can deliver NHS blood pressure check and smoking cessation services have been published this week. But the updated service specifications had to […] The post Pharmacy technician service specifications published appeared first on The Pharmacist.

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New training for pharmacy technicians to launch in September

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Places are available for up to 840 pharmacy technicians to apply for new fully funded training launching in September. The training aims to enable community pharmacy technicians to take on responsibility while more pharmacists train as independent prescribers.