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Nov
29

Parallel Imports Information November 2013

BY GREG BULL  |  POSTED IN GENERAL NEWS
Parallel Imports Traditionally dispensing doctors have shied away from the use of Parallel Imports believing them to be in some way shoddy or inferior “copies” of UK brands. This simply isn’t true – a Parallel Import [PI] is a branded pharmaceutical product which is resourced and imported from within the European Union [EU] and each individual pack is inspected an...
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Nov
26

UPDATED ONLINE Learning for Dispex Members Nov 2013

BY GREG BULL  |  POSTED IN GENERAL NEWS
We have made our FREE online learning modules even easier to access by placing all the information and links in one handy location: http://www.dispex.net/members/online-learning-portal Once you log in click on the Online Learning Portal to study and gain CPD in the following areas: §  Drug Tariff §  Endorsing for Dispensing Doctors §  Controlled Drugs §...
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Nov
25

FAQ - What is a Special? NEW

BY GREG BULL  |  POSTED IN GENERAL NEWS
Question – I’m just trying to clarify my understanding of specials.  I have gone back through my NVQ diploma module and re-read the part regarding licences and I am a little bit confused!  Could you clarify exactly what a ‘special’ is? Answer – A ‘special’ is an unlicensed medicinal product. It differs from the vast majority of nor...
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Nov
22

IMPORTANT Drug Tariff Part VIIIB Change

BY GREG BULL  |  POSTED IN GENERAL NEWS
The Department of Health has announced a change to Part VIIIB of the Drug Tari? which applies from 1st November 2013. All strengths of Oxybutynin oral solution and suspension have been deleted from Part VIIIB [Unlicensed Medicines] as a licensed preparation has been reintroduced to the market - Ditropan 2.5mg/5ml elixir – and as a result, Oxybutynin 2.5mg/5ml oral solution will ent...
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Nov
21

Flu 2014!

BY GREG BULL  |  POSTED IN GENERAL NEWS
Click here to download your flu 2014 order form. Click here to download Shorelines Fridges price list and order form Fax back to 01604 859687 ...
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Nov
21

NEW 2014 Controlled Drugs Training from Dispex

BY GREG BULL  |  POSTED IN GENERAL NEWS
NEW 2014 Controlled Drugs Training from Dispex These half day courses will provide you with detailed up to date information on the legislation covering controlled drugs, how it affects the work of GP Practices, Private Clinics and Pharmacies, examples of good practice and guidance on writing of SOPs for controlled drugs. You will learn how to deal with and handle controlled dru...
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Nov
14

UPDATED Drug Tariff Price Concessions November 2013

BY GREG BULL  |  POSTED IN GENERAL NEWS
Drug Tariff Price Concessions November 2013 The Department of Health has agreed a price concession for the following product for November 2013: Co-amoxiclav 250/125 tablets (21) - £3.77 Co-amoxiclav 500/125 tablets (21) - £7.20 Gabapentin 100mg capsules (100) - £6.00 (new) Gabapentin 300mg capsules (100) - £12.00 (new) Propranolol 10mg tablets (28) - &po...
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Nov
12

FREE Seminars

BY GREG BULL  |  POSTED IN GENERAL NEWS
IMPORTANT – Legislation Changes! Find out about the latest legislation changes by attending a FREE seminar hosted by Peninsula. Peninsula are running an employment seminar on Tuesday 26th November at Oxford United FC before the game against Newport County – all delegates will also have an early tea and complimentary tickets if they wish to watch the football! Premiership Rugb...
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Nov
12

IMPORTANT Advance Notice December 2013 Drug Tariff Changes

BY GREG BULL  |  POSTED IN GENERAL NEWS
Advance Notice December 2013 Drug Tariff Changes IMPORTANT – the following medicines are all moving from Category C to Category A in December 2013. This means the reimbursement price which was based upon a brand will now be based on a basket of four manufacturers and suppliers prices. It is likely that the Drug Tariff price of these medicines will drop in December 2013. If you cont...
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Nov
11

2014 - Your Training Requirements

BY GREG BULL  |  POSTED IN GENERAL NEWS
Training Course Needs Analysis  We are currently in the process of planning our 2014 training courses. To enable us to meet your training needs and requirements, we would be grateful if you could please circulate our survey (please click here) to all practice staff for completion, and return by fax to Dispex on 01604 859687 – thank you ...
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Nov
8

TOP TIPS FOR PROFIT – BULK POT DISPENSING

BY GREG BULL  |  POSTED IN GENERAL NEWS
TOP TIPS FOR PROFIT – BULK POT DISPENSING When dispensing generic medicines listed in Part VIIIA the pack size from which you dispense doesn’t matter anymore as the reimbursement price of Drug Tariff generics [with more than one pack size listed] is worked out on a pro-rata basis so that the Drug Tariff reimbursement price is based on a per unit [capsule or tablet] basis. The...
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Nov
8

DRUMs Are You Confident You Can Deliver These?

BY GREG BULL  |  POSTED IN GENERAL NEWS
Dispensers - Are You Confident You Can Deliver DRUMs? Are these being carried out by dispensers? Do you feel confident you can deliver a succesful DRUM? Are you happy you know what to ask and what not to ask? If you have any doubts Dispex are running a number of classroom refresher courses on DRUMs training which will be backed up by an online learning experience for each Dispex Mem...
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Nov
8

2014 Dispex Training Dates Announced

BY GREG BULL  |  POSTED IN GENERAL NEWS
Click here to download the booking form! ...
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Nov
7

URGENT - Drop in Generic Income

BY GREG BULL  |  POSTED IN GENERAL NEWS
SCARY News from Dispex Many surgeries have been contacting Dispex with regards to severe drops in dispensary profitability. Using historical data held by Dispex an analysis of Drug Tariff prices, market prices and discounts for a basket of over 600 commonly used generics has concluded the following statistics: November 2011 November 2013 Average Drug ...
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Nov
7

GPs to stop using 084 Numbers

BY GREG BULL  |  POSTED IN GENERAL NEWS
According to Pulse Today "All GP practices providing 084 numbers for patients to contact their surgeries will be threatened with breach of contract notices if they cannot prove that they are doing all they can to stop using the premium rate numbers." Click here to read the full article:http://www.pulsetoday.co.uk/your-practice/practice-topics/access/hundreds-of-gps-to-be-threat...
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Nov
6

The Pillfill Device in Action!!

BY GREG BULL  |  POSTED IN GENERAL NEWS
How to Use PillFIll Open a Dispex Clear lid and place the tray into the rear of the PillFill System. Ensure the Dispex Clear pockets have lined up with the openings in the stainless steel base.  Push the white top forward until it stops and the holes in the stainless steel base disappear.  You are now ready to load the first set of 28 Pills. Insert the first set of pills,...
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Nov
5

Dispex Monthly News- Nov 2013

BY GREG BULL  |  POSTED IN GENERAL NEWS
The essential briefing for dispensing doctors, practice managers, dispensary managers, practice nurses, dispensers and contains a wealth of relevant healthcare information, details of our commercial offerings and up coming events.        Our November edition is now available to download from inside the members’ area!   This Mo...
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