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Sep
30

Stock Up For The Autumn And Save

BY GREG BULL  |  POSTED IN GENERAL NEWS
Dispex Nomad Clear MDS Trays -  Stock Up For The Autumn And Save  Dispex Members Nomad Clear Original  CL01 Normal Price £93.95 Per box (250 trays) Members’ Special Offer Order 5 boxes (5x250 per box) and receive an enhanced 12% Members’ discount PLUS we will waive the £12.95 delivery fee! Saving on Trays = £29.95 (5 boxes) (...
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Sep
30

PAYROLL UPDATE from Peninsula

BY GREG BULL  |  POSTED IN GENERAL NEWS
There are a number of noteworthy changes to payroll processing occurring during the month of October, which we have highlighted below.  If you have any queries arising from any of this information, our team of payroll advisors will be very happy to help on 0844 892 2772, option 3. National minimum wage increases from the 1st October Over 21 - £6.50 18 - 20 - £5.13...
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Sep
30

NEW Dispensing Fee Scale

BY GREG BULL  |  POSTED IN GENERAL NEWS
Feescale from 1st of October 2014 Total prescriptions calculated separately for each individual dispensing practitioner, in bands Up to 449 £2.19 450-560 £2.16 561-673 £2.13 674-785 £2.11 786-898 £2.08 899-1009 £2.06 1010-1402 &p...
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Sep
30

CQC Mythbuster Published

BY GREG BULL  |  POSTED IN GENERAL NEWS
Signing prescriptions for dispensing By Ailsa Colquhoun 30th of September 2014 The Care Quality Commission, the DDA and the BMA have agreed the following guidance for prescriptions in dispensing practices. Myth Buster #11, published by CQC senior national GP advisor and responsible officer Professor Nigel Sparrow, offers the following guidance for dispensing practices and ...
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Sep
29

New Course Date in Somerset due to High Demand

BY GREG BULL  |  POSTED IN GENERAL NEWS
DUE TO AN EXCEPTIONALLY HIGH DEMAND We are happy to announce a NEW COURSE DATE! BUSINESS MANAGEMENT OF THE DISPENSARY “DISPENSING FOR PROFIT” 20th November 2014: Holiday Inn Taunton, TA1 2UA 1-5pm Delegate Prices: Dispex Members: £75+VAT                          ...
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Sep
29

Nomad Clear MDS Trays - Order From Dispex for excellent member discounts

BY GREG BULL  |  POSTED IN GENERAL NEWS
 Dispex Nomad Clear 7 Day                        Disposable Trays  Over 400 Dispex members are now using Dispex Clear as their preferred MDS cold seal system. The system is designed for patients in the community who need help ensuring they take their medicines regularly in order to achieve the best health o...
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Sep
29

Check Your Knowledge Online Learning Tool

BY GREG BULL  |  POSTED IN GENERAL NEWS
Check Your Knowledge Online Learning Tool for Dispensers - Live at dispex.net Our online check your knowledge tool is designed to test your general knowledge on selected topics, such as Controlled Drugs. We designed our online learning exercises to refresh and test your knowledge on selected topics such as Controlled Drugs. After taking our refresher online learning sessions so...
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Sep
26

Dispex Membership Benefits

BY GREG BULL  |  POSTED IN GENERAL NEWS
Our primary goal is to assist by providing key information and relevant NHS news relating to dispensing, and to provide you with access to key products and services that meet our principles of agreed “win-win” scenario of good clinical products, good value for money to both the NHS and your dispensary income.  Our dedicated team works with over 700 dispensing practices t...
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Sep
26

FREE trial pack offer on MDS trays

BY GREG BULL  |  POSTED IN GENERAL NEWS
Would You Like A Free Trial Pack? If you are a new or returning customer you can order a free trial pack by emailing enquiries@dispex.net or download a form HERE and faxback to 01604 859687 Your free kit will contain: 10 x Dispex Clear MDS Trays (Assortment of Standard/XL sizes) 10x MDS Seals 10 x MDS inserts 1 x SOP Price list ...
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Sep
26

Highly Recommended Medical Fridges

BY GREG BULL  |  POSTED IN GENERAL NEWS
IS YOUR COLD CHAIN COMPLIANCE POLICY IN PLACE? IMAGINE  You are in the middle of a busy flu clinic; your medical fridge breaks down. Your patients go elsewhere and all your vaccines are rendered ineffective and unusable. WHAT CAN YOU DO? Upgrade your fridge and maintain a backup unit.  Monitor the temperature of your fridge with a data logger and ensure the temperature ...
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Sep
26

NEW Course Date in Somerset Due to High Demand

BY GREG BULL  |  POSTED IN GENERAL NEWS
Additional Course Due to Exceptionally high demand we are delighted to announce a NEW course date! Additional Course: Business Management of the Dispensary – Dispensing For Profit Location: Holiday Inn, Taunton , TA1 2UA Date: 20th November 2014-09-26 Time:1 -5 pm Delegate Prices: Members : £75+vat Non Members: £125+vat Business Management of the Dispensary &nd...
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Sep
25

The Competent Dispenser - Training Courses

BY GREG BULL  |  POSTED IN GENERAL NEWS
Moving Forwards with Your Dispensing Career This course is aimed at dispensing staff who want to gain a better understanding of how the dispensary works and your role within it. In addition to improving self-confidence and working efficiency, the course will also provide a valuable background for future professional development. The course is run Interactively, enabling you to ...
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Sep
25

Yes water-based Vaginal Moisturiser now available on prescription

BY GREG BULL  |  POSTED IN GENERAL NEWS
Yes® is delighted to let you know that their water-based vaginal moisturiser is now available on prescription. Yes® delivers effectiveness at a budget saving (see below) lower cost than the equivalent prescribing choices of Replens and Sylk. Sorted by cheapest 2 week cost: TUBES Drug Tariff/p** Doses cos...
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Sep
25

Major Cat M Changes Oct 2014

BY GREG BULL  |  POSTED IN GENERAL NEWS
Buy up if the Drug Tariff price is rising and buy down if the Drug Tariff price is falling! Click HERE for the list of major price movers! ...
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Sep
25

FREE SEMINAR - PHARMACEUTICAL MATTERS

BY GREG BULL  |  POSTED IN GENERAL NEWS
FREE SEMINAR - LIMITED SPACES HURRY! (For GPs, Practice Managers and Dispensary Managers) You are cordially invited to join us for an evening talk on   PHARMACEUTICAL MATTERS (with an emphasis on Controlled Drugs, Pharmacy Applications, VAT and Dispensing Income) Presenter : Nigel Morley MRPharmS Date/Venue : 18th November 2014 / Brook Hotel, 2 Barnard Road, Norwich ...
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Sep
23

FAQ - Controlled Drugs

BY GREG BULL  |  POSTED IN GENERAL NEWS
Q - Can you tell me if you have to issue 3 months of a CD drug due to a holiday do the scripts have to be each month eg done on a separate day to make up your 3 scripts -THANK YOU A-If you give the patient 3 months supply you can only write the prescription for 3 months. It is unlawful to supply Controlled Drugs in advance of a post dated prescription. ...
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Sep
22

FREE Webinar: How to prevent bullying and harassment in the workplace

BY GREG BULL  |  POSTED IN GENERAL NEWS
FREE Webinar: How to prevent bullying and harassment in the workplace Tuesday 30th September 2014 11:00am Duration: Approximately 45 minutes Cost: Free Nobody likes bully...
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Sep
22

Pharmaceutical industry pays £150m back to NHS

BY GREG BULL  |  POSTED IN GENERAL NEWS
Pharmaceutical industry pays £150m back to NHS The Pharmaceutical Journal, 18 September 2014 The pharmaceutical industry has paid £150million to the NHS in the first six months of 2014 under the new terms of the Pharmaceutical Price Regulation Scheme (PPRS), which was agreed with the Department of Health in November 2013. This includes the £76 million for the second qu...
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Sep
17

The Competent Dispenser Training Course

BY GREG BULL  |  POSTED IN GENERAL NEWS
Moving Forwards with Your Dispensing Career(Click HERE for course AGENDA) This course is aimed at dispensing staff who want to gain a better understanding of how the dispensary works and your role within it. In addition to improving self-confidence and working efficiency, the course will also provide a valuable background for future professional development. The ...
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Sep
16

Controlled Drugs FAQ

BY GREG BULL  |  POSTED IN GENERAL NEWS
Q - Can you tell me if you have to issue 3 months of a CD drug due to a holiday do the scripts have to be each month eg done on a separate day to make up your 3 scripts -THANK YOU A-If you give the patient 3 months supply you can only write the prescription for 3 months. It is unlawful to supply Controlled Drugs in advance of a post dated prescription. If you hav...
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Sep
16

How Well Do You Know DRUMS?

BY GREG BULL  |  POSTED IN GENERAL NEWS
Ask yourself the following three questions:- Can DRUMs be carried out over the phone with a patient? Is a DRUM intended to replace a health consultation with a prescriber? Is a DRUM the same as an MUR offered by a retail pharmacy? If you have answered YES, to any of the above questions then its time to consider  attending one of our DRUMS training courses, as the correct an...
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Sep
15

Controlled Drugs Products & Training Courses

BY GREG BULL  |  POSTED IN GENERAL NEWS
Controlled Drugs Training Courses -  Autumn 2014 All You Need to Know on This Thorny Topic This course is designed to ensure that you are complying with the requirements of the law on controlled drugs. From purchasing to dispensing we help you with the entire process of holding and managing controlled drug stock. The course is suitable as a grounding for new dispensers to ...
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Sep
11

Stock Shortages UPDATE September 2014

BY GREG BULL  |  POSTED IN GENERAL NEWS
Aciclovir cream 10g and 2g only, Short supply 2g  and 10 g available Also the brand available Allopurinol 100mg Some supplies available Check the price as some manufacturers are higher than tariff - ? concession Amiloride 5mg Now available Price concession - £19.50 For August – che...
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Sep
9

Drug Tariff Price Concessions September 2014

BY GREG BULL  |  POSTED IN GENERAL NEWS
Drug Tariff Price Concessions September 2014 The Department of Health has agreed a price concession for the following products for September 2014: Drug name Pack size Price concession Amiloride  5mg tablets 28 £18.50 Cefalexin 500mg/5ml oral suspension 100ml £6.34 Co-amilofr...
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Sep
8

Free Webinar: Questions you can and cannot ask at the job interview

BY GREG BULL  |  POSTED IN GENERAL NEWS
Free Webinar: Questions you can and cannot ask at the job interview Monday 15th September 2014 11:00am Duration: Approximately 45 minutes Cost: Free Did you know that so...
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Sep
5

DRUMs- Ask yourself the following questions

BY GREG BULL  |  POSTED IN GENERAL NEWS
Ask yourself the following three questions:- Can DRUMs be carried out over the phone with a patient? Is a DRUM intended to replace a health consultation with a prescriber? Is a DRUM the same as an MUR offered by a retail pharmacy? If you have answered YES, to any of the above questions then its time to consider  attending one of our DRUMS training courses, as the correct an...
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Sep
4

Is your COLD CHAIN COMPLIANCE POLICY in place?

BY GREG BULL  |  POSTED IN GENERAL NEWS
IS YOUR COLD CHAIN COMPLIANCE POLICY IN PLACE? IMAGINE  You are in the middle of a busy flu clinic; your medical fridge breaks down. Your patients go elsewhere and all your vaccines are rendered ineffective and unusable. WHAT CAN YOU DO? Upgrade your fridge and maintain a backup unit.  Monitor the temperature of your fridge with a data logger and ensure the temperature ...
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Sep
4

Free Webinar: The employers guide to early conciliation and tribunal reform

BY GREG BULL  |  POSTED IN GENERAL NEWS
Free Webinar: The employers guide to early conciliation and tribunal reforms Monday 8th September 2014  10:00am Duration: Approximately 45 minutes Cost: Free A...
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Sep
4

iPad Air Prize Draw Results

BY GREG BULL  |  POSTED IN GENERAL NEWS
Thank you everyone who responded to the Dispex Gazette Survey 2014 Your feedback is important to us as we continue to improve our services to you. The winner for the Prize Draw was randomly selected on 1st September 2014 by Mr.Sunil Shaunak of Intrapharm Laboratories who is currently sponsoring our Controlled Drugs courses this Autumn. We are pleased to announce that the Grand Prize of...
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Sep
1

Controlled Drugs Training Courses - Autumn 2014

BY GREG BULL  |  POSTED IN GENERAL NEWS
Controlled Drugs Training Courses -  Autumn 2014 All You Need to Know on This Thorny Topic This course is designed to ensure that you are complying with the requirements of the law on controlled drugs. From purchasing to dispensing we help you with the entire process of holding and managing controlled drug stock. The course is suitable as a grounding for new dispensers to ...
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