Pharmacy Technician

Pharmacy Technicians play an important role within General Practice and complement the work of Clinical Pharmacists through utilisation of their technical skillset. Their deployment within Primary Care settings allows the application of their acquired pharmaceutical knowledge in tasks such as audits, discharge management, prescription issuing, and where appropriate, informing patients and other members of the PCN workforce. Work is often under the direction of Clinical Pharmacists, and this benefit is realised through the creation of a PCN pharmacy team. 

From April 2020, this role will be reimbursed at 100% of actual salary plus defined on costs, up to the maximum reimbursable amount of £35,389 over 12 months. 


  • Pharmacy Technicians undergo a vocational workplace-based two-year education and training programme before they can register with the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) 
  • The new initial education and training standards for pre-registration trainee Pharmacy Technicians is being tested with placements in General Practice, through the Pharmacy Integration Fund (PhIF) 


  • Registered with the GPhC