Staff profile: Claire McManus, Treloar’s Lead Medicine Management Technician
Meet Claire McManus, Treloar’s Lead Medicine Management Technician, who is a registered pharmacy technician. Back in September, Claire was invited to speak at APTUK 2023 – the Association of Pharmacy Technicians Annual Professional Conference and Exhibition in Bristol about medicines management at Treloar’s. The events showcases pharmacy technician research and achievements.
At Treloar’s, we administer nearly 300,000 doses of prescribed items each year and take medicine management very seriously. We have invested in expanding Treloar’s medicines team which now consists of two registered pharmacy technicians and two trainees.
Claire is a registered Pharmacy Technician who started her pharmacy career in 2017 at an NHS hospital as a Pre-registration Pharmacy Technician. After registering with The General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) in 2019, she went on to work in a pharmacy repackaging unit for a year for the same trust before starting her role in 2020 as a Medicines Management Pharmacy Technician at Treloar’s.
Claire has a nursing background, and has found that her familiarity with the care sector has helped maximise her impact. She promptly implemented changes to medicines storage, stock checks, audits and standardised wording for transcribing onto electronic systems from which care staff administer medicines to around 170 young people. Claire has built NHS networks and the team are moving to supporting Pre registration Pharmacy Technician trainee placements. In her free time, Claire is currently furthering her knowledge by studying for level 4 in Pharmacy Clinical Services.
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