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Jan
25

Jan 2019 Price Concessions

BY GREG BULL  |  POSTED IN GENERAL NEWS
January 2019 Price Concessions has been updated Drug (pack size) Price concession Allopurinol tablets 100mg (28) £1.70 Allopurinol  tablets 300mg (28) £3.68 Amiloride tablets 5mg (28) -NEW £10.20 Brimonidine eye drops 0.2% (5ml) – NEW £3.03 Bumetanide tablets&...
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Jan
25

Feb 2019 Drug Tariff Changes IMPORTANT

BY GREG BULL  |  POSTED IN GENERAL NEWS
Drug Tariff Changes February 2019 Pack Size Change Buprenorphine 2mg / Naloxone 500microgram sublingual tablets sugar free 28 Category C Suboxone will be: 28 Category A Buprenorphine 8mg / Naloxone 2mg sublingual tablets sugar free 28 Category C Suboxone will be: 28 Category A ...
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Jan
25

FAQ - Patient Nominates a Pharmacy for an EPS Prescription

BY GREG BULL  |  POSTED IN GENERAL NEWS
During our discussions at the recent event in Spalding, a number of practices had a similar query: "Once a patient had decided to nominate a pharmacy for an EPS script, could the practice still dispense for them, or even swap them back to the practice dispensary?" The answer is: Yes they can be swapped back to your dispensary since they have not lost their dispensing status. Th...
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Jan
23

Getting Patients to Collect Finished Prescriptions

BY GREG BULL  |  POSTED IN GENERAL NEWS
During a break at the Dispensing Doctors’ Association Conference back in October I sat down with Richard Kay of Pharma Storage Solutions to chat about recent events in the dispensing doctor world and how dispensary design could prove some solutions. Richard and I had sat through various talks of great interest, but the real buzzword was around SOPs and how to deal with the upcomi...
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Jan
23

2.4m Workers to Get a Pay Rise

BY GREG BULL  |  POSTED IN GENERAL NEWS
The Chancellor, Philip Hammond, has announced the new increased rates of National Living Wage and National Minimum Wage. The increases will affect 2.4 million workers. From April 2019, minimum pay rates will increase as follows: ·        National Living Wage (workers aged 25+) – from £7.83 to £8.21 per hour ·  &...
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Jan
23

January 2019 Drug Tariff Changes

BY GREG BULL  |  POSTED IN GENERAL NEWS
Carbimazole 10mg tablets 100 Category C Macleods Pharma UK Ltd will be: 100 Category A Carbimazole 15mg tablets 100 Category C Macleods Pharma UK Ltd will be: 100 Category A Etoricoxib 30mg tablets 28 Category C Arcoxia will be: 28 Category A ...
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Jan
18

Gluten-free Prescribing Restricted to Bread and Mixes

BY GREG BULL  |  POSTED IN GENERAL NEWS
Gluten-free Prescribing Restricted to Bread and Mixes Click here to read more ...
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Jan
17

New Year's Resolutions 2019

BY GREG BULL  |  POSTED IN GENERAL NEWS
Happy New Year! 2018 has seen a drop in income across most dispensing doctor practices; mainly this is due to patients taking their prescriptions elsewhere, drops in Category M reimbursement prices, less Manufacturer Discount Schemes and overall drops in dispensing margin. So what can you do about this? Here are my top tips for 2019. Purchasing Generics – make sure you are purchas...
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Jan
8

Prescription Direction by BMA

BY GREG BULL  |  POSTED IN GENERAL NEWS
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Jan
8

Petition to Abolish the One Mile Rule

BY GREG BULL  |  POSTED IN GENERAL NEWS
Petition to Abolish the One Mile Rule by Annette Drake Rural dispensing practices in this country need to all sign this petition (including your patients) to keep rural dispensing safe and secure for the future Click here to read more     ...
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Jan
8

DDA News Update-Brexit

BY GREG BULL  |  POSTED IN GENERAL NEWS
DDA News Update by Matthew Isom of the DDA Click here to read more ...
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Jan
4

DDA and Dispex Master Classes-2019

BY GREG BULL  |  POSTED IN GENERAL NEWS
 DDA and Dispex Master Classes Following on from the success of our Master Classes last year, we are delighted to announce that we will be holding several events in 2019. d We can confirm our first master classes will be in Cornwall and Exeter. d  Recent delegate feedback from our 2018 Master Classes; d “I found the meeting very interesting and enjoyed the op...
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Jan
4

SPECIAL Master Class-9th MAY- SOMERSET

BY GREG BULL  |  POSTED IN GENERAL NEWS
SPECIAL Master Class-9th MAY- SOMERSET KEY SPEAKER: Alastair Carmichael M.R.Pharm.S - a CQC inspector and has audited over 30 dispensing practices in the last two years d Why should you attend? It is very simple; your dispensary is under pressure from online pharmacy, Category M, less Manufacturer Discount Schemes and other pressure on your dispensing income, which is vital to keep rura...
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Jan
3

NEW for 2019- Evening Meetings

BY GREG BULL  |  POSTED IN GENERAL NEWS
NEW for 2019- Evening Meetings d We are also excited to announce our new range of evening meetings staring in York, Derby, Shropshire and Gloucester. d Our profitability evening meetings have been designed as an update on dispensary profitability and an introduction to the benefits of dispensary audits. Our second meeting is an introduction to the benefits and the d...
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