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Jul
31

A rising tide of mental health difficulties- by Centre for Mental Health

BY CLAUDY RODHOUSE  |  POSTED IN GENERAL NEWS
By the Centre for Mental Health . The NHS needs to prepare now to respond to a rising tide of mental health difficulties as a result of Covid-19 this winter, according to the latest forecast by Centre for Mental Health. . The second Covid-19 and the nation’s mental health briefing warns that the combination of a possible rise in Covid-19 cases combined with seasonal flu, the absenc...
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Jul
31

What is flexible working? By FSB

BY CLAUDY RODHOUSE  |  POSTED IN GENERAL NEWS
Learn about flexible working, how you can introduce staggered shifts and how different working arrangements can help your small business. Click here to read in full . ...
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Jul
31

CQC Connect Podcats

BY CLAUDY RODHOUSE  |  POSTED IN GENERAL NEWS
By The CQC . There's 10 whole episodes for you to listen to- you can listen via your favourite podcast provider by clicking here . ...
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Jul
31

Risk assessments for staff

BY CLAUDY RODHOUSE  |  POSTED IN GENERAL NEWS
By NHS Employers-Part of the NHS Confederation . Guidance for NHS organisations on how to enhance their existing risk assessments particularly for at-risk and vulnerable groups within their workforce. Click here to read in full ...
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Jul
31

Liposomal and lipid-complex formulations: name change to reduce medication

BY CLAUDY RODHOUSE  |  POSTED IN GENERAL NEWS
By Gov.org.uk 31st July 2020 Make a clear distinction between liposomal, pegylated-liposomal, lipid-complex and conventional formulations when prescribing, dispensing, administering, and communicating about these medicines. Medicines with these formulations that have a high risk of medication error will explicitly include ‘liposomal’, ‘pegylated-liposomal’ or &lsq...
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Jul
31

Introducing VisuXL Gel, transforming the treatment of dry eye.

BY CLAUDY RODHOUSE  |  POSTED IN GENERAL NEWS
By VISUfarma For details please click here ...
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Jul
29

The Business of Healthcare Scholarship programme

BY CLAUDY RODHOUSE  |  POSTED IN GENERAL NEWS
Supporting BAME healthcare professionals pursue their leadership careers By Tara Humphrey  ABOUT THE SCHOLARSHIPS "As a black female and small business owner operating in the field of healthcare, I want to support professionals passionate about making their mark in this amazing yet challenging sector, just like I am striving to do. . There is a wealth of research citing the l...
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Jul
28

Getting to grips with your Digital Health Journey

BY CLAUDY RODHOUSE  |  POSTED IN GENERAL NEWS
Digital Health Journey- by Spirit Digital  More now than ever, healthcare providers are working under extreme pressure to deliver quality care while managing ongoing challenges around finance, workforce and operational resources. Since the onset of COVID-19, the need to reduce unplanned hospital admissions and prioritise prevention over treatment became critical, and now as we look ...
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Jul
28

PCN Manager's Huddle- Webinar 19th August

BY CLAUDY RODHOUSE  |  POSTED IN GENERAL NEWS
About this Event We know that being a PCN Manager involves deadlines, managing relationships and trying to make your network thrive which can be overwhelming and sometimes lonely. So, come and have a coffee and chat with other PCN Manager's from across the country about what it's like working in your primary care networks at the moment. What a great start to your day! Click here...
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Jul
28

Biggest ever flu vaccination campaign announced for 2020/21

BY CLAUDY RODHOUSE  |  POSTED IN GENERAL NEWS
27 July 2020 By MIMMS- click here More than 30 million people are to be offered free flu vaccination this year in an 'unprecedented drive' to protect vulnerable people and reduce winter pressure on the NHS. The expanded flu vaccination programme is part of plans to ready the NHS for the risk of a second peak of coronavirus cases, and to relieve winter pressures on A&E and eme...
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Jul
27

PMA Webinar -The impact of Covid-19 on PCNs – the road ahead

BY CLAUDY RODHOUSE  |  POSTED IN GENERAL NEWS
The impact of Covid-19 on PCNs – the road ahead . Things are starting to settle a little now although there is no room for complacency. We are looking at a very different ‘normal’ when ‘normal’ eventually resumes. This PMA webinar will include a discussion around the challenges and opportunities for the PCNs during the Covid-19 pandemic. How this period...
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Jul
27

Coronavirus test results now visible to GPs

BY CLAUDY RODHOUSE  |  POSTED IN GENERAL NEWS
By NHS England - click here to read in full . COVID-19 test results are now being automatically sent to GP systems as well as being communicated to the individual, giving GPs visibility of which of their patients have had COVID-19 tests and whether they have tested positive or negative . Patients who use online patient services such as the NHS App and who have requested full access to th...
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Jul
27

Coronavirus: GPs to prescribe cycling in new obesity strategy

BY CLAUDY RODHOUSE  |  POSTED IN GENERAL NEWS
GPs to prescribe cycling in new obesity strategy- By the BBC 26th July 2020 Click here to read the BBC Article  ...
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Jul
24

Annual update on the safe management and use of controlled drugs

BY CLAUDY RODHOUSE  |  POSTED IN GENERAL NEWS
Annual update on the safe management and use of controlled drugs By the CQC https://www.cqc.org.uk/publications/major-report/safer-management-controlled-drugs This year's Safer Management of Controlled Drugs annual update gives an overview of prescribing data and trends for controlled drugs across England, as well as information on key changes to legislation. While the report co...
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Jul
23

The Dispex ebulletin Summer 2020

BY CLAUDY RODHOUSE  |  POSTED IN GENERAL NEWS
The Dispex ebulletin Please click here for an example of one of our email bulletins – they contain the latest news and updates all in one place . To sign up to our free service please click here ...
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Jul
23

COVID Safecheck Toolbox - From Croner

BY CLAUDY RODHOUSE  |  POSTED IN GENERAL NEWS
DISPEX Member Offer:   15% off the tool kit 50% off the regular price for a visit & report   Plus complimentary advice Contact the Dispex Team for details sales@dispex.net or 01604 859000 CRONER-Employment Law, HR and Health & Safety Services- visit their Website for further details ...
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Jul
23

Switched on: Have electronic prescriptions finally come of age?

BY CLAUDY RODHOUSE  |  POSTED IN GENERAL NEWS
Have electronic prescriptions finally come of age?  By Gary Paragpuri-Hub Switched on: Have electronic prescriptions finally come of age? . Just over 15 years ago in March 2005, the initial impleme-ntation of Release 1 of the Electronic Prescription Service began in England. . At the time, Mark Zuckerberg was blowing out the candle  on Facebook’s first birthday ...
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Jul
23

FREE access to the DispensingRx Website

BY CLAUDY RODHOUSE  |  POSTED IN GENERAL NEWS
Monitor Your Prescription Market  Dispensing practices across the UK can now use the new DispensingRx website to access a wealth of information to help them understand and monitor their prescription market share. Free for Dispex members, the website allows dispensaries to see where prescriptions written by  their surgery are being dispensed. Easily identify...
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Jul
22

NHSBSA Guidance- Using the ‘FS’ endorsement

BY CLAUDY RODHOUSE  |  POSTED IN GENERAL NEWS
 Using the ‘FS’ endorsement- Guidance  Earlier this year the re-designed FP10 was launched. The changes included the introduction of a  new prescriber endorsement ‘FS’ to allow a   prescriber to annotate an item that was being  prescribed to treat...
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Jul
21

Have you missed your June or July-August Gazette? No, worries download now

BY CLAUDY RODHOUSE  |  POSTED IN GENERAL NEWS
JUNE                                                            ARTICLE HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE:  KEEP YOUR DISTANCE. KEEP SAFE.-Automated Prescription Collections from Hub & Spoke Innovations.  Current life in the Dispensary-Two D...
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Jul
21

Prescribed Eye Drops For LESS- VISUfarma

BY CLAUDY RODHOUSE  |  POSTED IN GENERAL NEWS
Prescribed Eye Drops For LESS  VISUfarma will reward your loyalty with monthly discount thresholds-  Click here to view the offering    To find out more contact your local VISUfarma representative or email info@VISUfarma.com or visit    their webiste here . . ...
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Jul
21

BD VivaTM is now on an MDS scheme

BY CLAUDY RODHOUSE  |  POSTED IN GENERAL NEWS
BD is trying to do three things for you..... Dispex are always looking for new products and ways to help in your Dispensary, you may find this offer from BD Viva of interest? Click here to view the offer. Please contact Giles Cook by email giles.cook@bd.com he will be able to answer any queries you may have and help arrange your order. ...
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Jul
17

The Implications of Test and Trace on Your Dispensary

BY CLAUDY RODHOUSE  |  POSTED IN GENERAL NEWS
The Implications of Test and Trace on Your Dispensary -By Dr Philip Koopowitz   The NHS test and trace service:        .ensures that anyone who develops symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) can quickly be       tested to find out if they have the virus, and also includes targeted asymptomatic testing of      ...
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Jul
16

Do you need a Stocktake?

BY CLAUDY RODHOUSE  |  POSTED IN GENERAL NEWS
Dispex is proud to announce our continued relationship with Orridge- The leading supplier of stocktaking services to Dispensing Doctors! Orridge's specialist Dispensing Doctor division has been in operation for over 30 years and they are proud to boast that they have some of the most highly trained and experienced stocktakers providing services to Dispensing Doctors, pharmacie...
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Jul
15

Government Test & Trace

BY CLAUDY RODHOUSE  |  POSTED IN GENERAL NEWS
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Jul
15

COVID-19: guidance for health professionals

BY CLAUDY RODHOUSE  |  POSTED IN GENERAL NEWS
Information on COVID-19, including guidance on the assessment  and management of suspected UK cases. For the latest Government updates please click here ...
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Jul
14

Coronavirus: Face masks and coverings to be compulsory in England's shops

BY CLAUDY RODHOUSE  |  POSTED IN GENERAL NEWS
  14th July 2020-Article from the BBC https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-53397617 Wearing a face covering in shops and supermarkets in England is to become mandatory from 24 July. Those who fail to comply with the new rules will face a fine of up to £100, the government is to announce. The move will bring England into line with Scotland and other major European&n...
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Jul
14

IMPORTANT- DISPEX Address Change 2020

BY CLAUDY RODHOUSE  |  POSTED IN GENERAL NEWS
DISPEX Address Change- 1st August 2020 From the 1st August 2020, our postal address is changing to:  PO BOX 6717, Northampton, NN7 3YN Please can you amend your records accordingly!! Our telephone number will remain the same- many thanks The Dispex Team ...
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Jul
13

Government PPE Portal

BY CLAUDY RODHOUSE  |  POSTED IN GENERAL NEWS
PPE portal: how to order emergency personal protective equipment Healthcare providers can order additional personal protective equipment (PPE) through the portal to top up their existing supplies for COVID-19 in an emergency. The PPE portal can be used by social care and primary care providers to order and receive critical coronavirus (COVID-19) personal protective equipment (...
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Jul
13

Revision on Price Concessions -July 2020

BY CLAUDY RODHOUSE  |  POSTED IN GENERAL NEWS
By Alastair Carmichael -AJC Pharma Services . Revision on Price Concessions – What are they? And what can your practice do? . In the current circumstances of such uncertain supply of medical products, there has been another swath of product shortages and price inflations leading to wide variations between reimbursed Drug Tariff prices and wholesale purchase prices. Thi...
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Jul
13

PM says face coverings ‘should be worn’ in shops

BY CLAUDY RODHOUSE  |  POSTED IN GENERAL NEWS
13th July 2020- Article from the BBC https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-53388444 Boris Johnson has said people in England "should be wearing" face coverings inside shops to help prevent the spread of coronavirus. Ministers may confirm on Tuesday that face coverings will be compulsory inside shops in England. The comments follow cabinet minister Michael Gove telling the...
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Jul
10

Life During a Pandemic - a Dispensary Managers View

BY CLAUDY RODHOUSE  |  POSTED IN GENERAL NEWS
Melissa Greeves – Dispensary Manager, Botesdale Health Centre in rural Suffolk. As one of the Dispex Tutors I would like to share my experiences during the pandemic:  x I may be a familiar face to some as a Dispex Tutor, or our paths may have crossed through our roles within our GP Surgeries. I started as Dispensary Manager at Botesdale on 24th March 2020, bad timing or ...
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Jul
9

Sign up to the Dispex Gazette

BY CLAUDY RODHOUSE  |  POSTED IN GENERAL NEWS
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Jul
7

JULY-AUGUST 2020 Gazette- Now available

BY CLAUDY RODHOUSE  |  POSTED IN GENERAL NEWS
Welcome to the JULY-AUGUST Gazette                                                                         ARTICLE HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE:                     ...
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Jul
7

Special Offer- Pack of 50 3ply masks!!

BY CLAUDY RODHOUSE  |  POSTED IN GENERAL NEWS
Special Offer- Pack of 50 3ply masks for only £14 DISPEXISHERETOHELPYOU! During this outbreak Dispex is able to provide our customers access to standard 3ply face masks and face visors!  We can also supply hand sanitister gels and various Dettol products! Click here for the full product list. Special Offer- Pack of 50 3ply masks for only £14 PLEASE NOTE! -Minim...
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Jul
6

Face Visors now available

BY CLAUDY RODHOUSE  |  POSTED IN GENERAL NEWS
Visors NOW available through Dispex! Face Visors £3 each -Minimum overall spend £20 -Invoice will follow from Dispex Ltd -Payment terms are 28days -FREE Next Day Delivery on orders over £50 -Each order is limited to 9 of EACH item!  -LIMITED AVAILABILITY g HOW TO ORDER Online: click here     Tel: 01604 859000    Email: sales@dis...
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Jul
6

NEW to Dispex - The DUO system - Special OFFER

BY CLAUDY RODHOUSE  |  POSTED IN GENERAL NEWS
Special offer on the DUO system! u Order by the 1st August 2020 and only pay £68.75+vat per box of 250 trays (while stock lasts) 7 day disposable compliance aid for patients on twice daily medications! u How to order:  Call: 01604 859000      Online: click here       Email:sales@dispex.net ...
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Jul
2

PPE in Primary Care

BY CLAUDY RODHOUSE  |  POSTED IN GENERAL NEWS
All practice staff recommended to wear surgical face masks! From the 15th June, it was recommended that ALL staff in Primary Care wear surgical face masks, accordingto a letter from NHS England. Click here to read in full. DISPEX IS HERE TO HELP YOU! We would like to take this time to thank all the NHS workers for their continued hard work and dedication! We pledge to co...
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