The Technical Specialist Education and Training Group was originally founded to address manpower issues for the various pharmaceutical technical specialist roles in the NHS. The Group has developed a vital role in identifying training requirements and stimulating the provision of targeted education programmes.
The Group was initially a joint working party of the NHS Pharmaceutical Production, Quality Control and Radiopharmacy Committees and contains representatives of linked organisations.
TSET is made up of a committee of active, pharmaceutical technical specialists, who represent the principal specialist areas of hospital based pharmaceutical production, (sterile, non -sterile and aseptic ), radiopharmacy, quality assurance and quality control.
TSET ensures representation from Wales, Scotland, England and Northern Ireland.
In addition, representatives of organisations with a common or linked interest in continuing professional education in this field are included in the group’s committee and activities.
Current membership or support is taken from the following groups and committees
- NHS National Production Committee
- NHS National QA Committee
- UK Radiopharmacy Group
- NHS Health Education England (HEE)
- NHS Pharmacy Education and Development Committee (PEDC)
- Pharmaceutical Aseptics Group (PASG)
- British Oncology Pharmacy Association (BOPA)
- British Pharmaceutical Nutrition Group (BPNG)
- Scottish Society for Contamination Control (S2C2)
- Royal Pharmaceutical Society – Department of Education and Training (RPS)
- University of Leeds – Continuing Professional Development Unit
- University of Manchester PTQA Course Committee
- Association of Pharmacy Technicians (APTUK)
In addition, there are further members as deemed appropriate, co-opted for particular workstreams.