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Feb
25

9th June 2020 Northampton -Controlled Drugs and CQC Masterclass

BY GREG BULL  |  POSTED IN GENERAL NEWS
Controlled Drugs and CQC Masterclass Are your Controlled Drugs records and procedures better than CQC Standard? This new half day classroom seminar is aimed specifically at those who manage the Controlled Drugs [CD] procedures in GP Practice. The aim is to ensure you are fully compliant with all laws concerning controlled drugs, from ordering to handing over to the patient. This cou...
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Feb
20

CQC Inspections and Unsigned Prescriptions... Again

BY GREG BULL  |  POSTED IN GENERAL NEWS
This week, yet again I have had a Dispex Member on the phone following a CQC Inspection. All went well during the inspection, and the inspector commented on the fact that prescriptions were being dispensed wihout being signed by the prescriber. S/he also seemed happy with this, as thi sis well known practice in dispensing practice, as th eprescription goes from the GPs computer straight ...
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Feb
20

Controlled Drugs FAQ Feb 2020

BY GREG BULL  |  POSTED IN GENERAL NEWS
Controlled Drugs FAQs Feb 2020 Question – I am only occasionally involved with the CD register and wonder if you can help me? Does Midazolam 10mg/2ml need to be entered into a CD Register? Answer - According to the BNF guidance Midazolam 10mg/2ml does not need to be entered into a CD Register link here:  https://bnf.nice.org.uk/guidance/controlled-drugs-and-drug-dependence.htm...
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Feb
20

Yellow Card Scheme Feb 2020

BY GREG BULL  |  POSTED IN GENERAL NEWS
Taken from : https://www.gov.uk/government/news/taking-multiple-medicines-support-the-yellow-card-scheme-by-reporting-suspected-side-effects? Taking multiple medicines? Support the Yellow Card scheme by reporting suspected side effects The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) launches a week long social media campaign to raise awareness about the importance of repo...
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Feb
11

CONFERENCE Hereford Venue Confirmation

BY GREG BULL  |  POSTED IN GENERAL NEWS
2020 CONFERENCE UPDATE We are pleased to announce the conference on the 9th July, will be held at Luctonians Sports Club,Mortimer Park, Kingsland, HR6 9SB! Our events offer a great opportunity for day delegates to improve their current knowledge, gain new understanding of developments within dispensing and network with NHS colleagues and supplier i HEREFORD Luctonians Sport...
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Feb
10

IMPORTANT Dispensing Fee to Rise April 2020

BY GREG BULL  |  POSTED IN GENERAL NEWS
Dispensing Doctor Dispensing Fee to Rise from April 2020 According to the NHS Prescription Services website the dispensing fee is set to rise by about 20p per item from April 1st 2020. This returns the dispensing fee to a closer level to what it was before the drop of October 2019. This rise should help GP practices to recover from the past six months, where dispensing fees were cut. Ta...
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Feb
10

NEW FP10s for England in Circulation

BY GREG BULL  |  POSTED IN GENERAL NEWS
Free prescriptions for STIs and new 'U' exemption box New prescription forms are being introduced in England to help eligible patients correctly claim free NHS prescriptions and avoid penalty charges. Key changes are as follows: A new exemption box U for patients who are in receipt of Universal Credit and meet the criteria for free NHS prescriptions Removal of box X “was pr...
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Feb
6

NEW CD Masterclass

BY GREG BULL  |  POSTED IN GENERAL NEWS
Controlled Drugs and CQC Masterclass Are your Controlled Drugs records and procedures better than CQC Standard? This new half day classroom seminar is aimed specifically at those who manage the Controlled Drugs [CD] procedures in GP Practice. The aim is to ensure you are fully compliant with all laws concerning controlled drugs, from ordering to handing over to the patient. This course c...
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Feb
4

CONFERENCE UPDATE- 14th May 2020

BY GREG BULL  |  POSTED IN GENERAL NEWS
2020 CONFERENCE UPDATE Due to hotel restrictions our conference on the 14th May has been relocated from Berkshire to Oxfordshire! i OXFORD Horticulture House, Chilton, Didcot, Oxford, OX11 0RN i 14th May 2020 i i 9am-4.30pm i To book your places please click here to book online or here download a booking form  ...
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Jan
31

Drug Tariff Price Changes Feb 2020

BY GREG BULL  |  POSTED IN GENERAL NEWS
The table below shows a sample of data available free inside the Dispex Members' only area of this website. Interesting to note the price rise of Diclofenac sodium 75mg modified-release tablets as the reimbursement price is being changed from the brand Fenactol SR to Dicloflex. You should double check how prescriptions are being written for this item. Presumably you will be...
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