As we head into what will be a very different holiday period, the EAPT Board would like to send you all Seasons Greetings and wish you all a happy and healthy 2021. 

It is our sincere hope that we will see you all in person later in the year 2021 but until then, stay safe.


News April 2020

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

EAPT Board


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.


You will find more information in Meetings on this webside


Press Release







EAPT UK membership external communication announcement

August 2019







The Association of Pharmacy Technicians UK (APTUK) continued membership of the European Association of Pharmacy Technicians (EAPT).


The APTUK President, Liz Fidler, and the Board of Directors has recently met to review and agree the Associations’ annual key priorities and made the difficult decision to withdraw the continuing membership with EAPT and have not renewed for 2019/2020.


The Board acknowledges the significant input by Tess Fenn (APTUK Past President & EAPT Secretary) and previous APTUK representatives. The APTUK Board has indicated will keep EAPT on the agenda and review the position in 2020 as APTUK strengthens.


EAPT would like to take this opportunity to thank the UK and APTUK for their support over the last 20 + years and their invaluable contribution to the inception of our Pharmacy Technician European collaboration through to the setup of the Committee of European Pharmacy Technicians (CEPT) and our current registered organisation EAPT in 2010.


EAPT Board of Directors

August 2019





You want to have an overall view of the last meetings ? Just go to the Meetings on the webside

Annual meeting in Glasgow 2018


End of august the EAPT board met in Glasgow.

On Friday 31 st of august most of the EAPT members came together for the annual meeting.

We had a succsessful meeting and an interesting weekend in Glasgoww at the FIP symposium.

HIV and Hepatitis B and C point-of-care tests in Portuguese Community Pharmacies

News from Portugal

In Portugal, community pharmacies will be allowed to perform point-of-care tests for the detection of HIV infection and viral hepatitis (B and C) without the need for a previous medical prescription.

The Ministry of Health authorised the use of devices for these rapid tests in pharmacies and also in pathology laboratories to reduce the “rate of late diagnosis of HIV/AIDS in Portugal is "highest" in the European Union.”

Likewise, to other biochemical and physiological parameters already evaluated in pharmacies network (such as diabetes, cholesterol or PSA), these rapid screening tests will allow increasing earlier detection of these diseases. In about 15 minutes, patients could have access to the results that should always have to be confirmed later if they are reactive (positive). This measure will allow early identification of cases of infection and will eventually contribute to reducing social stigma.

The National competent authority – INFARMED IP - is now publishing the necessary guidelines to start these tests, safeguarding confidentiality and privacy and providing appropriate information by health professionals – “who will have training for counselling before and after the test and appropriate referral”, referred the office to the national press.

The adherence of pharmacies to perform these tests is voluntary.

The New EAPT Board 


Jutta Brielich, Germany / Member  - Bodil Rokke, Norway / Vice President - Christina Durinck, Denmark / President  - Gunilla Anderson, Sweden / Treasurer -  Tess Fenn, UK / Secretary

from left to right


Annual meeting of EAPT members in 2017

EAPT Dublin 2016

In April 2017, representatives of all EAPT member organisations meet for their annual meeting in Copenhagen, Denmark. Some topics of the meeting were:

  • Overview of EAPT work since last meeting
  • Community pharmacy survey
  • Hospital working group survey
  • FIP collaboration
  • Country annual report
  • Feedback from the working groups
  • Election of the new board
  • Presentations
EAPT Dublin 2016

In May 2016, representatives of all EAPT member organisations met for their annual meeting in Dublin, Ireland. Some topics of the meeting were:

  • Feedback from the working groups
  • Community pharmacy survey
  • Hospital working group survey
  • Sponsorship working group
  • Country annual report
  • Budget and future goals
  • Website changes and newsletter
  • Registration of the EAPT

News from the FIP Congress

FIP Poster
Effect of use of probiotic drugs during antibiotherapy - a comparative study between Danish and Portugese populations
PDF-Dokument [497.4 KB]
FIP Presentation
Moving for a new level of understanding education, competences and skills of pharmacy technicians in the EU
FIP 2015_EAPT - Dusseldorf.pdf
PDF-Dokument [752.5 KB]

General contact EAPT


Christina Durinck

President of EAPT

Route d'Eupen, 36


Registered Company number 0649.800.723



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