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What does a pharmacy technician in general practice do?

Helen Pinney is senior pharmacy technician for the Argyle Health Group
Helen Pinney is senior pharmacy technician for the Argyle Health Group

What made Helen Pinney move from community pharmacy to GP practice, and what does her new role involve?

To celebrate Pharmacy Technician Day (October 16), C+D clinical editor Kristoffer Stewart spoke to Helen Pinney, senior pharmacy technician for the Argyle Health Group, to find out more about her current role, her professional journey and her advice for other technicians considering a similar career move.

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2 Comments
Question: 
Have you considered a career change to practice pharmacy?

Leon The Apothecary, Student

Sounds like a really engaging role. It does make perfect sense for pharmacy staff to be integral to prescription management.

Julie Friday, Accuracy checking technician

I would love a job like that. I have benn trying to get in to a GP surgery in Maidstone as a prescription clerk but to date haven't been able to.

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