Pharmacy News – Being a pharmacy technician can be just the start

Pharmacy News - Being a pharmacy technician can be just the start

Pharmacy news and updates from the Flame Health blog. This year’s Pharmacy Show saw the first dedicated Technician Theatre. Where several of the speakers explained how the transferable skills they learnt as pharmacy technicians had enabled them to further their careers. Reported by Alison Hemsworth.

Olivia Shaw, primary care and PCN development senior manager, NHS Frimley, has had 20 years’ experience as a technician. Working across multiple pharmacy sectors. As an advocate for building trust and psychological safety across teams, Olivia explained the role she believes the new integrated care board (ICB) community pharmacy clinical leads will play.

Samantha Beaumont, group data protection manager at Phoenix Medical Supplies. She described how, returning to full-time work after having children. As she then continued her progression to become an ACT and held the role of pharmacy manager for a number of years. Before further expanding into information governance. Having had experience as a technician she is able to ensure that community teams understand fully how the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) apply to their work, she said.

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