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Jun
28

Clawback - What is it?

BY GREG BULL  |  POSTED IN GENERAL NEWS
Discount Recovery [Clawback] What is It? That is the technical term for what we normally refer to as “the clawback” or just “clawback”. But what exactly is clawback and why is it imposed on all items dispensed by dispensing doctors, regardless of what the actual level of discount on an item is? Clawback is applied to all dispensed items because The Department of...
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Jun
26

Dispensing Doctor Roadshow 20th July

BY GREG BULL  |  POSTED IN GENERAL NEWS
NEWS Update: Amanda Chell of Dispex is giving a seminar with Richard West of the DDA at the Hallmark Hotel, Flitwick Manor, Flitwick, MK45 1AE on the 20th July 12:30 - 16:00. Topics to be covered include: PA Items - Dispensing and reimbursement VAT Liability Worked Examples using real-life case studies Discount Schemes, direct ordering and buying group...
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Jun
26

ONLINE Webinar

BY GREG BULL  |  POSTED IN GENERAL NEWS
Please see below details of an online webinar aimed at those whose job is to manage a dispensing doctor practice: Managing a Dispensing Practice Thu, Jul 6, 2017 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM BST Our speakers will be discussing the most important features of running a practice dispensary, followed by an interactive Q&A session including voting opportunities. You’ll get up-to-dat...
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Jun
15

June 2017 Price Concessions

BY GREG BULL  |  POSTED IN GENERAL NEWS
The Department of Health have granted the following price concessions for June 2017: Drug Pack size Price concession Betahistine 16mg tablets 84 £11.95 Betahistine 8mg tablets 84 £6.33 Buspirone 10mg tablets 30 £9.57 Buspirone 5mg tablets 30 ...
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Jun
15

CQC Consultation 2

BY GREG BULL  |  POSTED IN GENERAL NEWS
Taken from the CQC Website: http://www.cqc.org.uk/get-involved/consultations/our-next-phase-regulation-consultation-2 Consultation 2 Today, 12 June 2017, we have launched the second consultation on our proposed changes, which seeks views on specific proposals for how we will: improve the structure of registration and clarify our definition of registered providers monitor, inspect and rat...
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Jun
15

Government Health Team Update

BY GREG BULL  |  POSTED IN GENERAL NEWS
PSNC reported earlier this week that the Government health team has been updated as follows: June 14, 2017 Jeremy Hunt MP will continue in his role as Secretary of State for Health, it has been confirmed, and two junior ministers have today (Wednesday 14th June) been appointed. Jackie Doyle-Price, MP for Thurrock, and Steve Brine, MP for Winchester, have been appointed as junior ...
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Jun
15

NEW LOWER PRICES on Dispex Clear MDS

BY GREG BULL  |  POSTED IN GENERAL NEWS
NOT USING DISPEX CLEAR MONITORED DOSAGE SYSTEM?  NEW lower prices for Dispex Clear MDS CL01 - 250 trays, cards and seals for £74.95.  XL01 - 100 trays, cards and seals for £55.10 Rainbow seal option available also No delivery charges! Call us on 01604 859000 to place an order now Email enquiries@dispex.net or telephone 01604 859000 for any other queries...
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Jun
7

Discussing Politics at Work [by Peninsula]

BY GREG BULL  |  POSTED IN GENERAL NEWS
2017 is shaping up to be a year of political surprises with the Conservative Government announcing a snap general election for 8th June. The reaction to this announcement has already made political discussions in the workplace near inescapable. While it is natural for employees to discuss current events at the workplace, how far should the political discussions reach? What are an employe...
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Jun
7

FAQ - New Dispensing Patient?

BY GREG BULL  |  POSTED IN GENERAL NEWS
FAQ - New Dispensing Patient? by Gregory Bull Question – At a recent meeting with the CCG and a few other dispensing practices we were told that if a patient moves into our practice area and were previously dispensed to by another surgery that we can’t dispense to them even if they are more than 1.6km from a pharmacy as they weren’t previously registered in our area!!...
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Jun
7

June Training Dates from Dispex

BY GREG BULL  |  POSTED IN GENERAL NEWS
June Training Dates from Dispex 07 June 2017 Monitored Dosage Systems Cambridgeshire,  Red Lion, Whittlesford, Cambridge CB22 4NL 07 June 2017 Business Management of a Dispensary Cumbria, Riverside Hotel, Stramongate Bridge, Kendal LA9 6FS 08 June 2017 Controlled Drugs & Drug Tariff & Endorsing Cumbria, Riverside Ho...
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Jun
6

Potential Pharmacy Scam

BY GREG BULL  |  POSTED IN GENERAL NEWS
Dispex was recently sent this email and we want to pass it on to our many dispensing doctor contractors. ------------------- The NHSBSA have been made aware of reports from Pharmacists who have been contacted by someone claiming to be from the “PPA” or from ‘”Prescription Services”.  The caller advises that the pharmacist needs to provide their bank det...
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Jun
1

NEW Special Offer Price on MDS Trays!

BY GREG BULL  |  POSTED IN GENERAL NEWS
Monitored Dosage Systems NEW EXCLUSIVE PRICES FOR ALL DISPENSING DOCTORS FROM OMNICELL In association with Omnicell Dispex has launched an easier way to order all your MDS trays with the following benefits ·      Available to all dispensing doctor surgeries ·      Lowest prices for all genuine quality Omnicell MDS trays...
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Jun
1

Fines TRIPLED for health & safety offences

BY GREG BULL  |  POSTED IN COMPANY NEWS
Businesses who commit health & safety offences now face penalties up to three times greater than ever before. New sentencing guidelines use company turnover to calculate fines rather than company profit, and the average fine has risen from around £69,000 to £211,000. As you can see, it’s more important than ever to manage health & safety compliance well. Majo...
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