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Too similar to “MPharm” and “MRPharmS”

From Mr M. R. Hewitson, MRPharmS

I read the coverage on PJ Online of the Association of Pharmacy Technicians UK’s decision to allow the use of the post-nominals “MAPharmT” by its members (“APTUK members vote to use post-nominals”, 5 October 2012).

Although I have no objection to registered technicians using post-nominals, I believe as a pharmacist that the post-nominals they have chosen are potentially confusing to the public. The designation is similar to both “MPharm” and “MRPharmS”, and could mislead members of the public into thinking they are talking to a pharmacist.

A simple amendment to make the designation “MAPharmTech” would not be at all misleading and would have my full support.

Michael Hewitson




Citation: The Pharmaceutical Journal URI: 11109462

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