RPS is set to launch a survey in early 2020. Photo: iStock

The Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) and the Work Psychology Group (WPG) have been commissioned to analyse the roles of pharmacy technicians in the early years of their career.

The project, launched by the Association of Pharmacy Technicians UK (APT UK) and Health Education England (HEE), will specifically look at roles across range settings and in across Great Britain.

It will include desk research and compare foundation training programmes in other professions as well as focus groups.

RPS is also set to launch a survey in early 2020 so that they can ensure all views are captured.

“The contribution of each member of the pharmacy team needs to be defined and recognised to ensure pharmacy has the greatest impact in the multidisciplinary team,” said Gail Fleming, RPS Director of Education.

In 2018, RPS and WPG partnership had done a similar project to analyse the role of early years pharmacists

HEE will use the analysis to identify the development needs of pharmacy technicians in all care settings in line with the NHS Long Term Plan.

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