Gill Risby is Yorkshire and Humber lead for pharmacy technical and support staff development at Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust School of Medicines Optimisation and Pharmacy.
Those of us working in pharmacy technical services know how difficult recruitment can be. Most newly registered pharmacists choose clinical or community roles and we are left with the problem of where our future workforce will come from. In 2013, a survey attempted to obtain some real data about pharmacy staffing, including technical services. It highlighted large numbers of pharmacists over t