Pharmacy Technician Career Development Research Study

Exploring pharmacy technician practice in meeting unmet pharmaceutical care needs in the United Kingdom (UK) to inform the development of a UK post-registration pharmacy technician career pathway

Research delivered by the University of Bath and Pharmacy Workforce Development South (PWDS) on behalf of The Association of Pharmacy Technicians United Kingdom (APTUK).

Sponsored by the Conference of Pharmacy Deans (CoPED)

Researchers at the University of Bath are looking for pharmacy technicians, pharmacists and employers of pharmacy technicians who have knowledge of the role of a pharmacy technician in UK healthcare settings, to participate in focus groups. We are looking for representation across healthcare sectors and to be UK-wide inclusive of England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

This project aims to: explore pharmacy technician practice in the context of meeting the pharmaceutical needs of the UK population.

What will you be asked to do: The study involves participation in an online focus group of up to 90 minutes in duration conducted via Microsoft Teams. Focus groups will take place on the following dates:

  • Pharmacy Technicians (focus group 1): 7pm, Tuesday 30th July 2024
  • Pharmacists (focus group 2): 7pm, Wednesday 31st July 2024
  • Employers of pharmacy technicians, including non-pharmacy professions (focus group 3): 7pm, Thursday 8th August 2024

Findings will be used to: inform a programme of work in the development of a UK post-registration career pathway for pharmacy technicians.

If you are interested, please read the Participant Information Sheet, which will give you more details about the project. If after reading this you would like to participate and are available on the date and time of the focus group most relevant for you please complete this short form via this link: by midnight on Sunday 21st July 2024.

This project has been given a favourable opinion by the University of Bath, Research Ethics Committee reference: 1831-3374. If you would like any more information about the project, or have specific questions then please contact the Principal Investigator: Kerry Street –