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Jul
31

Which Learning Style Suits You?

BY GREG BULL  |  POSTED IN GENERAL NEWS
As human beings we all learn new things in our own way. We are all so unique and individual so why should the way we process information be any different. We all have our own ways of filtering the information and these ways of learning are what enable us to gain an understanding of a certain topic. By utilising these styles we can work out how we learn best and adapt information to ...
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Jul
31

July- Dispex Nomad Clear Trays

BY GREG BULL  |  POSTED IN GENERAL NEWS
The Nomad Clear system is designed for patients in the community who need help ensuring they take their medicines regularly in order to achieve the best health outcome!  This system offers three tray types:- The original Dispex Nomad Clear tray is light and compact, safe and very easy to use. The transparent tray and seal ensures that  the med...
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Jul
31

Generics Can Still Be Profitable – August 2014

BY GREG BULL  |  POSTED IN GENERAL NEWS
Generics Can Still Be Profitable – August 2014 Despite the latest Drug Tariff price changes and ongoing Category M changes, for those who shop around there is still plenty of generics with a high % gross profit. The table below represents the top 10 generics by discount. Dispex members can download the full list of generic savings from inside the members’ only area. Login and...
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Jul
31

Personally Administered Items Reminder Advice

BY GREG BULL  |  POSTED IN GENERAL NEWS
PA claims advice Reminder advice for English contractors  By Ailsa Colquhoun 28th of July  PA claims advice is contained in NHS BSA’s Hints and Tips issue 16. In anticipation of the start of the seasonal flu vaccines programme, NHS BSA is reminding practices to include the correct information on the FP34D/PD (Appendix) form.  ·   &nb...
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Jul
30

Invitation to a FREE seminar for business owners

BY GREG BULL  |  POSTED IN GENERAL NEWS
Monday 18th August!!! ...
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Jul
30

NEW For Dispex Members – Stock Shortage Update and Information

BY GREG BULL  |  POSTED IN GENERAL NEWS
Stock Shortage Update We have added a new feature specifically for Dispex members about what items are out of stock and when items are returning to stock. We will be updating this on a regular basis.  To view the shortages list please login to the members' area of our website. If you have any items out of stock NOT on the list please let us know via gbull@dispex.net ...
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Jul
25

FAQ - Multiple Charge Items

BY GREG BULL  |  POSTED IN GENERAL NEWS
Question – I have been teaching a new dispenser about multiple prescription charges for items such as Climagest and have noted there may be a discrepancy between what my GP Medical system is automatically “endorsing” in the box on the front bottom left of my FP10 and what I think should be in there. I understand the box is to claim my professional [dispensing] fee but s...
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Jul
25

FAQ - PA Items [again!]

BY GREG BULL  |  POSTED IN GENERAL NEWS
Question – Do I need to physically endorse every prescription for a PA item? Answer - Whether you endorse PA or not is irrelevant to NHS Prescription Services for the reimbursement of the VAT element. E.g. they will reimburse the VAT on Prostap whether it has been endorsed PA or not. Remember if you endorse PA on an item not considered as PA by the NHS Business Services Authority i...
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Jul
25

Scotland to set up a Rural Connectivity Commission [DDA News]

BY GREG BULL  |  POSTED IN GENERAL NEWS
Post-independence pledge to examine communications and transport by Charles Gladwin 24th  of July 2014 The government of an independent Scotland will set up a commission http://news.scotland.gov.uk/News/Improving-Scotland-s-rural-connections-eb2.aspx to improve rural communities' broadband and mobile coverage, postal services and transport links. In addition, the commission w...
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Jul
25

NHS Spine 2 core transition put back a month [DDA News]

BY GREG BULL  |  POSTED IN GENERAL NEWS
Significant upgrade now planned for August 22nd-25th by Charles Gladwin 25th of July 2014 A major upgrade to the NHS Spine Service in England is now due to take place a month later than planned, over the weekend of 22nd-25th of August. Initially scheduled for 25th-28th of July, the Spine transition will include the transfer patient demographic data, the electronic prescription service...
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Jul
25

Schools will be able to keep asthma inhalers for emergencies [DDA News]

BY GREG BULL  |  POSTED IN GENERAL NEWS
Regulations will come into effect from October by Charles Gladwin 21st  of July 2014 Schools will be able to hold generic asthma inhalers for emergency use from 1st October. Legislation is being laid before the House of Commons this week which will allow schools to let children have use of an inhaler if they do not have their own inhaler with them. The announcement follows a cons...
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Jul
23

Dispex Training in Your Area

BY GREG BULL  |  POSTED IN GENERAL NEWS
Dispex Training Courses in Your Area North West England Lancashire (Holiday Inn Lancaster - Waterside Park, Caton Road Billworth Lancaster, Lancs, LA1 3RA) Sept 11th , Drug Tariff and Endorsing Oct 22nd, Controlled Drugs Cheshire (Holiday Inn Ellesmere Port CH65 2AL) Oct 16th,Business Management of the Dispensary Cheshire (The Racecourse, Chester, CH1 2LY) Dec 4th, Competent Dispens...
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Jul
23

5 Causes of Stock Waste

BY GREG BULL  |  POSTED IN GENERAL NEWS
Five Causes of Stock Waste Over ordering of stock. Do not order 100 packs if only 10 packs are used in a month. The tied up capital may be greater than the extra discount. Unwise bulk purchasing. Use the stock usage facility of the computer or wholesaler  monthly usage books to ensure you are not over-ordering Allowing stock to go out-of-date. Check dates regularly. List sho...
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Jul
21

FREE Webinar on Low Cost Incentives

BY GREG BULL  |  POSTED IN GENERAL NEWS
Monday 28th July 2014  9:00am Duration: Approximately 45 minutes Cost: Free HR expert Amanda Chadwick will outline low cost incentives that will help boost morale, increase prod...
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Jul
18

Extending the scope of the Electronic Prescription Service

BY GREG BULL  |  POSTED IN GENERAL NEWS
Extending the scope of the Electronic Prescription Service Summary Seeks comments on electronically prescribing Schedules 2 and 3 Controlled Drugs (CDs) both in the NHS and privately. The NHS Electronic Prescription Service in England enables prescribers (e.g. GPs) to send prescriptions electronically to a dispenser (e.g. pharmacist) of the patient’s choice. Schedules 2 and 3 CDs c...
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Jul
18

DDA Conference Speakers Announced

BY GREG BULL  |  POSTED IN GENERAL NEWS
DDA Conference speakers announced John Barnes on VAT, Prof Steve Fields on the CQC by Charles Gladwin 17th of July 2014 We are pleased to announce the DDA Conference programme has gone live. Speakers will cover a wide range of topics that impact on your practice, including VAT, CQC inspections, better buying, monitored dosage systems, controlled drugs regulations,...
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Jul
18

NHS England to open procurement process for primary care support services

BY GREG BULL  |  POSTED IN GENERAL NEWS
NHS England to open procurement process for primary care support services Opts for full market testing by Charles Gladwin 18th  of July 2014 A public procurement process is to open for primary care support services (PCSS) http://www.england.nhs.uk/2014/07/10/pcs-procurement/ , also known as family health services. The services transferred http://www.england.nhs.uk/ourwo...
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Jul
18

Dispex Training Autumn 2014

BY GREG BULL  |  POSTED IN GENERAL NEWS
Click here for the full list of courses ...
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