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Mar
29

CDSmart The Last CD Register You Will Ever Need

BY GREG BULL  |  POSTED IN GENERAL NEWS
Setting Zoom on Chrome browser Log into CDsmart (PHARMACY then as USER) Creating a PERSONAL USER account from website Setting Opening times Personalise CDsmart to work the way you want Creating USER accounts for Locums, new staff or Inspectors Adding your FIRST register Add or Create a single register Adding more than one register Finding or selecting a register Makin...
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Mar
21

Free Delivery and Low Prices on Dispex Clear MDS Trays

BY GREG BULL  |  POSTED IN GENERAL NEWS
Special Prices on Dispex Clear MDS Trays Don't forget that Dispex Clear MDS Trays are ONLY £74.95 + VAT for a complete box of 250 trays, seals, card inserts and sticky tabs. You also get FREE next day delivery - can your current supplier beat that? CL01 - 250 trays £74.95 + VAT CL08 - 250 trays £60.00 + VAT [no plastic lid] XL01 - 100 trays £55.10 + VAT [larg...
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Mar
12

April 2019 Payslip Changes

BY GREG BULL  |  POSTED IN GENERAL NEWS
1. Who will the new payslip changes affect? “The difference between an employee and a worker becomes important here. An employee is someone who works for you and has a contract of employment. Instead, you might draft in workers on a more casual basis. “At the moment, you only have to give payslips to your employees. “From the 6th April 2019, all workers are entitle...
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Mar
12

April 2019 Drug Tariff Changes

BY GREG BULL  |  POSTED IN GENERAL NEWS
Betamethasone 500microgram soluble tablets sugar free 100 Category A will be: 100 Category C Alliance Healthcare (Distribution) Ltd Captopril 25mg/5ml oral solution sugar free 100ml Category C Noyada will be: 100ml Category A Captopril 5mg/5ml oral solution sugar free ...
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Mar
12

Items Not To Be Prescribed on an NHS Prescription

BY GREG BULL  |  POSTED IN GENERAL NEWS
Don't forget that the Drug Tariff online also contains the list of items which are NOT available on an NHS Prescription. For new dispensers it may be worthwhile taking a look at this to get a feel for what is listed. The Drug Tariff tariff online can be found here ...
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Mar
12

Is This The Last CD Register You Will Ever Buy?

BY GREG BULL  |  POSTED IN GENERAL NEWS
For years at Dispex we have been looking for an online, secure, electronic CD register for our dispensing doctor members, with a special emphasis on finding a product and company which are familiar with the needs of dispensing doctors. Last year, back in the Spring we came across CD Smart, as recommended to us by Dr Philip Koopowitz, DDA Board Member, and since then we have been recommen...
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Mar
12

UPDATED Dispensary Design with Richard Kay

BY GREG BULL  |  POSTED IN GENERAL NEWS
What do you think is the most important aspect of dispensary design? Gaining the best efficiency for key processes within the space available.  Better and more efficient stock control, expand work top space and bring efficient control to scripts waiting collection. Where do you most often see problems with dispensary layout? Finished script storage along with poorly designed dispens...
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Mar
7

Dispensing Doctor Profitability Master Class Yeovil

BY GREG BULL  |  POSTED IN GENERAL NEWS
Yeovil All Day Master Class with a Focus on Profitability and Dispensing in a Digital Age Top Tips for Profit With the various pressures on your profitability, listen and discuss the top tips for profitability as succesfully put into practice by Alastair. Get the basics right and ensure you are making the most of your dispensary. How does your profitability measure up to national benchma...
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Mar
6

Have You Considered Your Own Pharmacy?

BY GREG BULL  |  POSTED IN GENERAL NEWS
Have You Considered Your Own Pharmacy?  An Evening Meeting with Alastair Carmichael M.R.Pharm.S on the Pros and Cons of Opening a Pharmacy is coming to: York Marriott Hotel, York, YO24 1QQ 21st March 2019—start 7pm In many areas of the country small villages and rural locations are becoming larger villages, and thus the healthcare needs of the local communities may ...
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Mar
6

FAQ - Receptionists in the Dispensary

BY GREG BULL  |  POSTED IN GENERAL NEWS
FAQ – Receptionists in the Dispensary   Question - We have employed a Dispensary Receptionist, they won’t dispense they will just run off and act as a counter assistant.  We won’t count their hours towards our dispensary hours for DSQS, I assume that they do not need to undertake the Level 2 Dispensing Assistant Course as they won’t be dispensing?  ...
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Mar
6

Top Tip For Prescription Admin

BY GREG BULL  |  POSTED IN GENERAL NEWS
My name is Karen Lawrence and I am a Locum Dispenser, mainly working in Dispensing Doctor Practices. I visit many practices in my role and see different ways of working within a Dispensary. I hope to give worthwhile dispensing tips in the Gazette. A real bone of contention is the storage of dispensed items waiting for collection. I have spent many frustrating minutes searching through, ...
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Mar
6

Are Your Dispensers Happy?

BY GREG BULL  |  POSTED IN GENERAL NEWS
Reading Jenny Cook,s article in the Gazzette about premises “ Not fit for purpose” has sadly quiet a resonance with myself. As a specialist design consultant  I visit many surgeries and dispensaries where all too often I see exactly what is reported.  Tired old premises, no longer fit to supply dispensary services to their patients.  It s a fact that the proce...
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Mar
6

Is Your Profitability Falling?

BY GREG BULL  |  POSTED IN GENERAL NEWS
Are you sure you are maximizing your dispensary profitability? Dispex are now offering a full independent Dispensary Audit for dispensing doctor practices from £1050 + travel at 45p per mile plus VAT for a single site, 1 day review with full report for Dispex member practices. A number of practices have already taken up the opportunity of a full dispensing practice audit, and here...
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