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The Health Landscape

Pharmacy Technicians Returning to Practice

You may have seen the guidance published earlier today by APTUK aimed at supporting pharmacy technicians returning to practice during COVID-19.
I would like to inform you that HEIW have been developing a short training programme to re-certificate pharmacy technicians wishing to return to practice who:
  •        have previously worked in the role of ACPT
and also for those who
  •        may need to work in a setting that is not covered with their existing ACPT certificate (e.g. initial certification has been within a hospital setting, but they now wish / are required to work within a community pharmacy or vice versa)
This will be available by Friday April 3rd 2020.
Following on from this we will also introduce a return to practice training programme for Medicines Management and also a new programme to support pharmacy technicians to administer medicines.
Please contact myself or Nichola Butler-Griffiths ( for further information and support if required.
Best wishes
Wendy Penny
Pennaeth Hyfforddiant Technegydd Fferylliaeth / Head of  Pharmacy Technician Training
Dydd Llun, Dydd Mawrth, Dydd Mercher,  & Dydd Gwener / Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, & Fridays
Addysg a Gwella Iechyd Cymru (AaGIC) / Health Education and Improvement Wales (HEIW)
Ffôn: 03300 585004 e-bost: / email: