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May
23

UPDATED MAY 2017 Price Concessions

BY GREG BULL  |  POSTED IN GENERAL NEWS
The Department of Health have granted the following price concessions for May 2017: Drug Pack size Price concession Betahistine 16mg tablets (new) 84 £12.55 Betahistine 8mg tablets (new) 84 £6.33 Buspirone 10mg tablets 30 £9.95 Buspirone 5mg ta...
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May
19

Product News

BY GREG BULL  |  POSTED IN GENERAL NEWS
Extended NHS cost savings with addition of new 40g Anabact 0.75% w/w Gel (metronidazole) Cambridge Healthcare Supplies Ltd has extended the Anabact range to include a new 40g pack size, encouraging NHS wound care cost savings across the range of up to 54%. Already available in 15g and 30g sizes, the addition of the 40g tube also offers flexibility and convenience of use. The only metroni...
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May
8

The signing of prescriptions

BY GREG BULL  |  POSTED IN GENERAL NEWS
The signing of prescriptions is one of the biggest bugbears in the dispensary! We all have good signers and not so good signers and heaven help us on the days that we only have for example 2 G.Ps in the building who fall into the category  of ‘not so good signers’. Legally the prescriptions should be signed before dispensing and it is important to be aware that the perso...
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May
8

Velopost - Going Green

BY GREG BULL  |  POSTED IN GENERAL NEWS
by Linda Cohen GP practices in Bath and Bristol have been taking advantage of a very different way of sending out patient letters which not only saves them money but is also kind to the environment and as a consequence their patients. Velopost is a bicycle delivery and collection service for local and national post. The service which is fossil fuel free is also supported by a small fleet...
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May
8

Contacting Employees Who Are Off Sick

BY GREG BULL  |  POSTED IN GENERAL NEWS
by Peninsula Question:  I would like to contact one of my employees to see if they will be returning to work when their doctor’s note expires.  Can I legally contact them when they are on sick leave? Answer:  Employers may shy away from contacting staff when they’re absent from work due to illness but, on the contrary, keeping in touch with absent staff is...
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