EAPT is a non-profit making association and supports the pharmacy technicians in the provision of a safe, effective and efficient pharmaceutical service for the benefit of the patient in all EAPT member countries.
The purpose and role of EAPT is to provide and compare information on the role and education of pharmacy technicians across Europe.
Following a meeting of the Committee of European Pharmacy Technicians (CEPT) in Lisbon 2010, it was agreed to move the committee forward to become an association. From this the European Association of Pharmacy Technicians (EAPT) was founded by eleven professional pharmacy technician associations within Europe.
The first EAPT board was elected at the inaugural meeting in Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom in April 2011.
We, the European Association of Pharmacy Technicians, acknowledge that the COVID-19 pandemic poses major risks to the health of national populations across the world and this is a human tragedy. These are difficult and unprecedented times and pharmacy teams are at the forefront of the crisis, going above and beyond to ensure patients receive their medicines.
The EAPT Board would wholeheartedly like to thank pharmacy technicians across Europe, and the globe, for all of their hard work and professionalism shown when meeting the current demands in extremely pressured conditions. We are exceedingly grateful to all who are working long hours and working differently in challenging circumstances, both in community and hospital pharmacies, either on the front line or behind the scenes.
We do hope that you are all safe and healthy and thank you for your continued commitment to delivering pharmacy services and putting patients first at this time of international need.
Please do stay safe and know that we are in this together.
Sincerest best wishes
2019 EAPT Annual Meeting
The meeting 2019 held in April, was in the beautiful city of Stockholm, Sweden and was hosted by Farmaciforbundet, the Department of Pharmacy and Health; part of the Swedish Unionen.
As usual, the meeting was lively, exhilarating and full of discussion, networking, exploring our differences, recognising our similarities and sharing our experiences on many topics related to pharmacy technicians, pharmacy practice and national policies. We were nine countries Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Norway, Portugal, Slovenia, Sweden and United Kingdom, all giving and sharing national updates and participating in the work of EAPT.
2020 EAPT Annual Meeting
The EAPT meeting 2020 will not take place in Zagreb / Croatia in April.
We will be looking for a new date, depence on the COVID-19 pandemic situation