Liz Fidler and Ellen Williams (Image Courtesy: twitter/APTUK

The Association of Pharmacy Technicians UK (APTUK) has appointed Liz Fidler as their new president and Ellen Williams as vice president following the recent nomination process.

The appointments come following Tess Fann’s announcement of her decision to step down from the role as president at APTUK’s annual conference in June 2018.

 Fidler was previously the associate dean of quality at Health Education England working across Kent, Surrey and Sussex. She led many national projects for pharmacy technician development, including accuracy checking for community pharmacy technicians, securing funding for pharmacy integration fund projects and is currently leading on the development of the new pharmacy technician qualification.

She has also held positions on the Kent Branch Committee and was previously APTUK’s education officer instrumental in the development of the foundation practice framework. She is Fellow of the association and APTUK Pharmacy Technician of the Year in 2017.

Williams, the new vice president, was the Director of Regional Pharmacy Training at South West Medicines Information & Training (SWMIT). She has a wealth of pharmacy and strategic leadership experience with the education sector. Ellen is also a Fellow of the association and has already made a significant contribution to APTUK, having previously held national officer positions of editor and events officer.

The new president and vice president took up their posts on Saturday, 9th February, following a handover ceremony.