Pharmacy Technicians play an important role within General Practice complementing the work of Clinical Pharmacists. They undertake clinical audits, issue prescriptions and where appropriate provide information to patients and other members of the Primary Care Network. Pharmacy Technicians are usually supervised by a Clinical Pharmacist as part of a PCN pharmacy team.
Pharmacy technicians undergo a vocational workplace-based two-year education and training programme before they can register with the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC).
The new initial education and training standards for pre-registration trainee pharmacy technicians is being tested with placements in General Practice, through the Pharmacy Integration Fund (PhIF)
The payband for a Pharmacy Technician is usually AfC Band 5.
From April 2020, this role will be reimbursed at 100% of actual salary plus defined on costs, up to the maximum reimbursable amount of £35,389 over 12 months.