Pharmacy graduation

LOCAL technicians Elizabeth O’Hare and Rachel Callan have just graduated with a level-three National Vocational Qualification (NVQ) from City and Guilds

LOCAL technicians Elizabeth O’Hare and Rachel Callan have just graduated with a level-three National Vocational Qualification (NVQ) from City and Guilds

Elizabeth and Rachel from Grennan’s Pharmacy, Dublin Street, Dundalk are pictured with (left) Darragh O’Loughlin, President of the Irish Pharmacy Union and (right) Michael Goeden, Solutions Development Manager, City and Guilds.

Pharmacy technicians provide a vital supporting role to pharmacists in the delivery of front-line healthcare services.

Presenting the graduates with their certificates, Darragh O’Loughlin, President of the Irish Pharmacy Union, said: “Pharmacy technicians have always played a key role in our pharmacy teams.

“The future of pharmacy lies in developing the professional role of the pharmacist in areas such as medicine use reviews, health promotion, health screening and chronic disease management.

“In order for pharmacists to develop these new roles, it is essential that we have a professional and experienced pharmacy team to work alongside us...”