While the awareness day was first established in the USA in 2012 to raise the profile of the invaluable work pharmacy technicians perform throughout the year, it is the first time the UK has participated.

As an integral part of the pharmacy team, technicians are vital in finding innovative solutions to maintain and advance patient care, from high-streets to hospitals. As such, this year’s global theme is aptly; ‘Raising the profile to ensure patient safety’.

On Tuesday the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) encouraged proud technicians to share selfies of themselves in their pharmacies, with some choosing to do so with our ‘I ❤ technicians’ badges! From awarding them to each other, to adorning them on their lanyards, badges were just one way that pharmacy technicians brought awareness to the critical role they play in guaranteeing clinical effectiveness and improving patient experience.

– Visit the profile pages of pharmacy technicians Lauren and Amy to discover why they find their occupations so rewarding

–  Take a look through the images below to see how pharmacy technicians around the world celebrated!