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    I was reading about an interesting pharmacy tech role.

    I’ve also heard of techs in GP practices doing phlebotomy. I think a tech in a GP practice would be good doing some of the long-term condition reviews, with a bit of extra training. They already get HCAs to do some, but they are limited when it comes to discussing meds, whereas a pharmacy tech would be more suited.

    Anyway the point of the thread is to see what other people think and to share awareness of more clinic areas techs can work in.

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    That's a bit whacky to be honest. You could just hire a phlebotomist.

    A bit sceptical on this stuff, sounds very much like hospitals and trusts getting pharmacy staff in and saying ooh shiny clinical jobs, come and get them when in reality it could be fairly low level stuff better suited to other NHS workers.

    HCAs can do flu jabs and there's no reason why they can't do stop smoking and assistant asthma stuff with training. It's whatever doctor signs off. It's a double standard, in a surgery to save money the doctor can have a conflict of interest (because they are in charge of the cash) and sign a HCA assistant to do something that's financially good for their practice, but in pharmacy it's not allowed.