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Feb
21

Old News... But Have You Heard About This?

BY GREG BULL  |  POSTED IN GENERAL NEWS
I have recently been re-sent the article below and I wondered how many dispensing practices have looked into this to develop their dispensaries? NHS England backs general practice with a multi-billion transformation plan 21 April 2016 - 00:01 The head of NHS England today (Thursday 21st April 2016) sets out a multi-billion plan designed to get general practice back on its feet, impr...
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Feb
21

February 2017 PRICE Concessions

BY GREG BULL  |  POSTED IN GENERAL NEWS
The Department of Health have granted the following price concessions for February 2017: Drug Pack size Price concession Amitriptyline 50mg tablets 28 £3.50 Buspirone 5mg tablets (new) 30 £17.50 Candesartan 2mg tablets 7 £2.25 Dapsone 50mg tablets ...
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Feb
8

DDA News: DDA to respond to CQC inspection changes

BY GREG BULL  |  POSTED IN GENERAL NEWS
TAKEN FROM THE DDA WEBSITE with permission The DDA will respond to a CQC consultation which introduces a safety assessment of the reliability of systems, processes and practices to ensure proper and safe handling of medicines. The new assessment, which contributes to a practice’s safety rating, will scrutinise the following aspects of dispensing practice: Are medicines or...
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Feb
8

LOCUM INSURANCE – Knit one, pearl one, recruit one

BY GREG BULL  |  POSTED IN GENERAL NEWS
LOCUM INSURANCE – Knit one, pearl one, recruit one Locum insurance can be valuable for a practice and its GPs, but we know that there is a whole range of daily issues that surround a practice – and not least is recruitment and the need to find locums. Recently we set up some locum insurance for a hard-working GP and, as we like to do, at the end of the conversation I asked...
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Feb
6

Brands LESS THAN Drug Tariff

BY GREG BULL  |  POSTED IN GENERAL NEWS
Where a branded medicine is dispensed against an NHS Prescription, the reimbursement of that item is calculated according to what the prescriber ordered. Therefore if the prescriber ordered the item via its generic name and descriptor [and pack size], the prescription will be reimbursed at the generic price for that pack size, which is found in Part VIIIA of the Drug Tariff.  Howeve...
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Feb
6

Generics which MAY be above Drug Tariff price

BY GREG BULL  |  POSTED IN GENERAL NEWS
Where a generic medicine is in short supply, sometimes the purchase price rises to a point where you cannot purchase it for LESS THAN the Drug Tariff reimbursement price. In order to get correctly reimbursed in those cases you must re-write [the order] and ensure that your supplier, wholesaler or manufacturer name is clearly marked on the prescription. This will then be used by NHS Presc...
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Feb
6

Enhanced Flu Discount on Influvac

BY GREG BULL  |  POSTED IN GENERAL NEWS
Dispex is pleased to announce an increase in discount on all orders for INFLUVAC to 48% for all current and new orders. Order form can be found here ...
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