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10/03/2022 09:24:28

CPPE welcomes new President of APTUK Claire Steele

CPPE welcomes the appointment of Claire Steele as the new President and Director of Association of Pharmacy Technicians UK.

Claire has been a pharmacy technician for 24 years and is currently Head of Pharmacy Medicines Supply & Quality at NHS Fife. She has a wealth of experience as the APTUK National Professional Lead for Scotland and assumed the role of President from the 1 March 2022.

Her appointment comes following the announcement that Liz Fidler, APTUK’s former president, and Ellen Williams, former vice president, stepped down from their roles on the 28 February 2022. CPPE would like to thank Liz and Ellen for their contributions and wish them the best in their future. Now that Claire is in post, she will appoint a new vice president to take over from Ellen, and we look forward to welcoming them both.

Commenting on her appointment, Claire Steele stated that she is “delighted and honoured to be appointed as President of APTUK and look[s] forward to working with …[their] stakeholders and […] partners to continue to strengthen representation of the pharmacy technician profession.”

As for the future, Claire said she “will drive [APTUK’s] strategy over the next five years and advocate for pharmacy technicians to be represented at the highest level.”  In APTUK’s new President statement, Claire said, “To do this we need to ensure [APTUK] operates efficiently and sustainably therefore, I, and the executive committee, will seek new sponsorship partners, so that we can invest more into our member services.”

For more information on Claire’s appointment, visit the announcement on APTUK’s website:  Announcing APTUK President and Vice President Appointments

For Claire’s full statement on her new role, please visit: APTUK's statement

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