This year, Buttercups is celebrating its 30th birthday. Over the years, the passion, commitment, dedication and care shown by our learners and their colleagues is something that has continued to inspire us and is the basis of everything we build.

Following a recent consultation, the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) has introduced new education and training standards for pharmacy technicians. The new standards are designed to allow pharmacy technicians to “demonstrate their professionalism and deliver person-centred care from day one of practice”, and align their standards with those of the wider pharmacy team.