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Jan
31

Drug Tariff Price Changes Feb 2020

BY GREG BULL  |  POSTED IN GENERAL NEWS
The table below shows a sample of data available free inside the Dispex Members' only area of this website. Interesting to note the price rise of Diclofenac sodium 75mg modified-release tablets as the reimbursement price is being changed from the brand Fenactol SR to Dicloflex. You should double check how prescriptions are being written for this item. Presumably you will be...
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Jan
31

Generics Which MAY Be Above Drug Tariff Feb 2020

BY GREG BULL  |  POSTED IN GENERAL NEWS
Please see the table below for a sample of generics which MAY lose you money when dispensing them. You really need to keep an eye on the price you are paying for these generics. Dispex Members can log into the members' only part of this website and download a full version of this list. We don't include the dispensing fee in these calculations, as this fee is to cover the cost of ...
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Jan
31

MARCH 2020 Drug Tariff Changes

BY GREG BULL  |  POSTED IN GENERAL NEWS
Drug tariff Preface - Do You read Yours? Every month in the Drug Tariff online version and paper copy, in a section called The Preface, the following month’s changes to the Drug Tariff are listed. The tables below are samples taken from the February 2020 Drug Tariff and shows changes to the Drug Tariff to be implemented on the 1st of March 2020. Please note the FULL LISTS are avail...
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Jan
30

Amazon Files to Trademark "Amazon Pharmacy" in the UK

BY GREG BULL  |  POSTED IN GENERAL NEWS
Amazon files for pharmacy trademark in UK   Amazon has filed to trademark “Amazon Pharmacy” in Canada, the U.K. and Australia, signalling a potential move into operating some sort of potential online pharmacy services or the distribution of some medicines in the UK..   According to this report, Amazon filed for the patent on Jan. 9, 2020. The status is listed as pre...
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Jan
30

Patient Safety Must Come First

BY GREG BULL  |  POSTED IN GENERAL NEWS
This is just a short insight into some of the behind the scenes work I carry out as Commercial Manager at Dispex. So this is my work today. Sorting through a load of medicine boxes, some are Prescription Only Medicines [POMs] some are Over the Counter [OTC] and some are Pharmacy Only [P] and looking for an “angle”. Why? One of the Dispex flagship classroom training courses i...
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Jan
28

Regional Conferences-JUNE

BY GREG BULL  |  POSTED IN GENERAL NEWS
2020 CONFERENCE  We are pleased to be coming to Essex on the 10th June 2020! Our events offer a great opportunity for day delegates to improve their current knowledge, gain new understanding of developments within dispensing and network with NHS colleaguesand suppliers. d 10th JUNE 2020- ESSEX d Venue TBC 9am-4.30pm dd Conference Agenda 9.00 - 9.30      Regi...
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Jan
27

NHS App - Help or Hindrance?

BY GREG BULL  |  POSTED IN GENERAL NEWS
Technology is specifically designed to help make life easier. This applies to healthcare as much as any area of life, but is the new NHS App – rolled out across the country last year – a good example of such technology and a good use of NHS resources? The NHS App, which is slowly but surely growing in use across England – around 220,000 patients are now signed up to it ...
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Jan
27

For the Few, Not the Many

BY GREG BULL  |  POSTED IN GENERAL NEWS
After peeling 3.5kg of potatoes in just ten minutes for Burns Night, I'm grateful again to Sam Farber, creator of the OXO Good Grips peeler.  Motto "Make everyday living easier." His wife Betsey had arthritic hands and he saw how hard it was for her to hold a peeler.  The new model came after hundreds of design ideas and iterations, but despite being four times t...
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Jan
22

When Should You Start Your Holiday Year?

BY GREG BULL  |  POSTED IN GENERAL NEWS
Experts at BrightHR estimate that 77% of UK businesses reset their annual leave in January. If you’re one of those companies, you might think lining up leave with the calendar year makes your workplace easier to manage. But it can derail your business at what may even be one of your most profitable times of the year: Christmas. That’s because workers often scramble to take ...
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Jan
22

Add the Good Work Plan to Your New Years Resolutions List

BY GREG BULL  |  POSTED IN GENERAL NEWS
January is traditionally a good time to make some positive plans for the year ahead—personally and professionally. As you make resolutions about upping your fitness regime and cutting out the chocolate, there’s something else you need to be thinking about from a business perspective. So here’s another resolution to consider: add “Prepare for the Good Work Plan&r...
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Jan
22

Primary care networks at a crossroads

BY GREG BULL  |  POSTED IN GENERAL NEWS
The new primary care networks are “at a crossroads” with controversy over targets and an inexperienced leadership, according to a new survey. More than half of the clinical directors appointed by the networks are taking on their first leadership role, the NHS Confederation found.The networks are meant to be the building blocks of the future NHS, employing staff for practices ...
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Jan
22

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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Jan
21

2020 CONFERENCE- Agenda Update

BY GREG BULL  |  POSTED IN GENERAL NEWS
We are pleased to release our conference agenda for 2020! g 9.00 - 9.30      Registration g 9.30 - 10.15    Dispensing Basics and Unravelling PAs and VAT; Dr Philip Koopowitz g 10.15 - 11.00  Considering a Pharmacy Contract or are you wary of competition?                         Alastair Carmi...
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Jan
14

2020 CONFERENCE UPDATE -30th APRIL

BY GREG BULL  |  POSTED IN GENERAL NEWS
2020 CONFERENCE UPDATE We are pleased to announce our venue for our SOMERSET conference on the 30th April has been confirmed as; i SOMERSET Woodlands Castle, Ruishton, Taunton, TA3 5LU 30th April 2020 i 9am-4.30pm i To book your places please click here or email training@dispex.net ...
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Jan
10

IMPORTANT Drug Tariff Price Changes January 2020

BY GREG BULL  |  POSTED IN GENERAL NEWS
Please note that the Drug Tariff reimbursement price of Flucolxacillin Oral Solution 250mg/5ml, 100ml bottle size has dropped dramatically from £35.26 to £8.07. This is due to the medicine moving from Category A [December 2019] to Category M [January 2020]. Interestingly this change was NOT indicated in December 2019's Drug Tariff Advance Notice - ensure you purchasing at...
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Jan
10

Generic Discounts January 2020

BY GREG BULL  |  POSTED IN GENERAL NEWS
Please see below a sample of the possible generic discounts available for January 2020. Please note Market Price shown here is not necessarily the price you are paying, you should check this against your current purchase price. However, this is a good indicative price at the time of publishing. A full list is available inside the Dispex Members' only area. ...
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Jan
8

NEW Product Low Dose Lorazepam 0.5mg

BY GREG BULL  |  POSTED IN GENERAL NEWS
Lorazepam is now available in the new strength of 500 microgram tablets as a pack of 28 tablets.  Listed in the Drug Tariff as a Category C item, your reimbursement for dispensing this item will be the manufacturer price of £10.00 per pack dispensed.  This is good news for both prescribers and patients where the clinical decision has been made that the patient needs a 50...
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Jan
8

New Year's Resolutions

BY GREG BULL  |  POSTED IN GENERAL NEWS
Happy New Year! I hope your Christmas wasn’t too hectic and you managed to spend some time with friends and family. Here are a number of New Year’s Resolutions for the smart Dispensary Manager 1.      Be more proactive with the DSQS, start carrying out DRUMS (Dispensary Review of Use of Medications) earlier in the year so that there isn’t tha...
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Jan
8

A Leap Year Looms...

BY GREG BULL  |  POSTED IN GENERAL NEWS
by Alan Price CEO at BrightHR [Taken from https://www.peninsulagrouplimited.com/blog/a-leap-year-looms-extra-staff-pay-and-other-problems-solved/ ] You might not have thought too much about this year’s potential extra workday. But take it from me, it’s probably a good time to start. Because every time a leap year comes around, there’s a sharp spike in calls from franti...
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