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Boots UK to reimburse 50% of the Association of Pharmacy Technicians UK (APTUK) Membership

25 March 2019
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Boots UK has today announced it will reimburse 50% of the cost of individual membership of the Association of Pharmacy Technicians UK (APTUK) for its eligible employees in 2019-20. This will include Boots Pharmacy Technicians who are practising in England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales.

APTUK supports person-centred professionalism through encouraging members to have the attitudes and behaviours associated with outstanding healthcare professionals. It works on behalf of pharmacy technicians to advocate for the profession and advance education and scope of practice.

Marc Donovan, Chief Pharmacist at Boots UK said: “We are delighted to announce that we will now reimburse 50% of the cost of APTUK membership. APTUK membership offers many benefits and we want to make it even more affordable for our Pharmacy Technicians to take advantage of these.”

Liz Fidler, President of APTUK, said: “I am delighted that Boots are promoting and encouraging the merits of becoming a member of the professional leadership body for pharmacy technicians. 

“The Association of Pharmacy Technicians UK has a range of tools to support professional development and actively encourages attendance at local branches. The Association is keen to work with Boots pharmacy technicians to support developing a virtual branch.

“I would encourage pharmacy technicians employed by Boots to utilise this amazing offer, which will enable professional development support and enable a stronger voice for pharmacy technicians working in this sector.”

Benefits for APTUK members include:

  • Use of the post-nominal 'MAPharmT' by qualified pharmacy technicians
  • A quarterly professional journal The Pharmacy Technician Journal covering national and strategic issues impacting the profession        
  • Access to advice on educational issues via their Professional Development Team
  • Plus many more.

Pre-registration pharmacy technician trainees are able to register with APTUK for free for the duration of their two year course.

For more information about APTUK, visit

Boots colleagues wishing to find out more information about the offer, should visit BootsLive.


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Boots is the UK’s leading health and beauty retailer with over 52,000 team members and 2,100 stores, ranging from local community pharmacies to large destination health and beauty stores.*

Boots serves its customers and patients for life as the leading provider of healthcare on the high street and the UK’s number one beauty destination. It offers an unrivalled depth and breadth of products, which incorporates its extensive own brand range and innovative portfolio of brands, including No7, the UK’s No1 skincare brand, Soap & Glory, Liz Earle Beauty and Sleek MakeUP.

2024 marks Boots’ 175th anniversary year. Founder John Boot opened a herbalist store in Nottingham in 1849 to offer an affordable alternative to traditional medicines. His son Jesse expanded the business to become a modern retailer and the biggest chemist in Britain. Throughout its history, Boots has listened, learned and innovated, and it continues to challenge itself to improve its products and services every day.

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*Figures accurate as of 30 November 2023