When completing my Pre-Registration Trainee Pharmacy Technician training, I personally thoroughly enjoyed the education and training that was given to me as this helped me to learn how medicines work on the human body. During my course, I was taught about the Hospital Pharmacy Transformation Programme and Lord Carter report. These showed the role of the Pharmacy Technician is moving towards being more ‘clinical’ and working nearer the ‘front door’ of the hospital. I support the new education and training standards from GPhC that have been updated to reflect the current role of Pharmacy Technicians. That this includes the medicines optimisation training and ACPT course within the two-year training puts a newly qualified Pharmacy Technician in a good position on day 1 of being qualified. I have also been a part of an oversight group for the new Pharmacy Technician qualification Heath Education England are putting together. This new qualification sees the removal of aseptics and technical services (including stores and distribution) to reflect again the more clinical future for Pharmacy Technicians.