Clare Ward is a community pharmacy technician, working in both the Dundalk and North Dublin area as a technician since qualifying in 2008.
She has also worked in community pharmacy in Australia.
She is the first and serving President of the Irish Association of Community Pharmacy Technicians (IACPT).
Among the key aims of this organisation are recognition of pharmacy technicians and the role they play in the pharmacy team.
Clare has represented IACPT at a number of international events, most notably the European Association of Pharmacy Technicians (EAPT), the first Technicians Symposium at the International Pharmaceutical federation (FIP) congress in Amsterdam in October 2012.
Clare sits on the Pharmacy Practice Development Committee, an advisory committee to the PSI Council. The committee develops policy and strategy development, to ensure the smooth and ethically efficient running of the Irish dispensaries with patient care at the forefront of all decisions.
Clare was featured in the, “IPN Dynamic 100” people in the Irish pharmacy industry for 2013 for her work with the IACPT.