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Sep
30

Registration Opens for Best Practice Live 2020

BY CLAUDY RODHOUSE  |  POSTED IN GENERAL NEWS
Registration Opens for Best Practice Live – The UK’s Leading Virtual Show for Primary Care Professionals Attendees can now register for Best Practice Live, taking place in the afternoons of the 13th, 14th and 15th October 2020. Organisers of the Best Practice Show are pleased to announce that registration is now live for its virtual event, Best Practice Live, taki...
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Sep
25

Introducing the NHS COVID-19 app

BY CLAUDY RODHOUSE  |  POSTED IN GENERAL NEWS
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Sep
25

Drug Safety Update newsletter- 23rd Sep 2020

BY CLAUDY RODHOUSE  |  POSTED IN GENERAL NEWS
Monthly PDF editions of the Drug Safety Update newsletter from MHRA  and its independent advisor the Commission on Human Medicines. Published 22 January 2015 Last updated 23 September 2020 By Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency Click here to read the source in full ...
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Sep
25

Changes to Category M reimbursement prices in Part VIIIA of the Drug Tariff

BY CLAUDY RODHOUSE  |  POSTED IN GENERAL NEWS
Drug Tariff Part VIII . Changes to Category M reimbursement prices in Part VIIIA of the Drug Tariff . The Department of Health and Social Care is announcing that from 1 October 2020, medicine margin will be adjusted downwards by £23.3 million per quarter (£7.77 million per month) through Category M reimbursement prices. . Click here to read the full source article  ...
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Sep
23

GP SURGERY BUYER’S GUIDE TO PURCHASING A VACCINE FRIDGE

BY CLAUDY RODHOUSE  |  POSTED IN GENERAL NEWS
GP SURGERY BUYER’S GUIDE TO PURCHASING A VACCINE FRIDGE By Shoreline Medical Guide to buying a medical vaccine fridge for your GP surgery With over 20 years experience manufacturing vaccine fridges for GP surgeries, Shoreline customer service team has put together a Buyer’s Guide to help you purchase the right  vaccine fridge for your GP Surgery. View Shoreline bes...
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Sep
23

Registration Opens for Best Practice Live

BY CLAUDY RODHOUSE  |  POSTED IN GENERAL NEWS
Registration Opens for Best Practice Live – The UK’s Leading Virtual Show for Primary Care Professionals Attendees can now register for Best Practice Live, taking place in the afternoons of the 13th, 14th and 15th October 2020. Organisers of the Best Practice Show are pleased to announce that registration is now live for its virtual event, Best Practice Live, taking place o...
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Sep
18

The MHRA have today issued the following Class 2 Recall. Sep 2020

BY CLAUDY RODHOUSE  |  POSTED IN GENERAL NEWS
The MHRA have today issued the following Class 2 Recall. If you have stock any of the affected batches mentioned below, which has been labelled by Lexon you must immediately quarantine and return them to Lexon. Class 2 FMD Medicines Recall, Parallel Distributed Medicines, Multiple Products, EL (20)A/45 Medicines from the listed parallel distributors are being recalled due to concerns th...
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Sep
18

Poppitts Offer September 2020- Save 10%

BY CLAUDY RODHOUSE  |  POSTED IN GENERAL NEWS
Special offer for September 2020 The Poppitt Company specialises in developing devices to assist pharmacies and dispensers with the de-blistering process when preparing monitored dosage systems or compliance packs. The electronic Professional Poppitt is a small bench-top device which enables a pack of 28 tablets or capsules to be removed in less than 20 seconds. The Professional Poppitt ...
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Sep
18

September 2020 Price Concessions

BY CLAUDY RODHOUSE  |  POSTED IN GENERAL NEWS
September 2020 Price Concessions  By (DHSC)  The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) have granted the following price concessions for September 2020:  Drug Pack Size Price Concession VMPP Snomed Code Alend...
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Sep
18

GPs delivered huge rise in face-to-face consultations

BY CLAUDY RODHOUSE  |  POSTED IN GENERAL NEWS
GPs delivered huge rise in face-to-face consultations in week before NHS England letter By Nick Bostock on the 18 September 2020 GPs delivered a huge increase in face-to-face appointments in the week before NHS England triggered a 'media onslaught' with a letter suggesting practices were refusing to see patients in person, GPonline can reveal. Click here to read the full source...
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Sep
17

Get Ready for the Flu Season 2020

BY CLAUDY RODHOUSE  |  POSTED IN GENERAL NEWS
Get Ready for the Flu Season! By Shorelines Medical Every year, GP Surgeries prepare themselves for the annual flu jab or vaccinations, which must be stored safely according to the manufacturer’s instructions usually between +2 °c to +8°c. It’s a carefully orchestrated, precision process. The issues are generally a large influx of medicines for temporary storage,&n...
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Sep
15

FREE NHSBSA webinar -There's still time to register for the 16th Sep!

BY CLAUDY RODHOUSE  |  POSTED IN GENERAL NEWS
................                         . WEDNESDAY 16th SEPTEMBER 2020 1pm - 2pm Batch Submission and Switching This Webinar will offer clear guidance through the end of month submission processes including how to correctly prepare, sort and submit the monthly prescription bundle. It will also cover why prescriptio...
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Sep
11

FREE Webinar 29th OCT-Ongoing Recovery Preparation with Croner & Dispex

BY CLAUDY RODHOUSE  |  POSTED IN GENERAL NEWS
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Sep
11

Current list of products under export ban due to national shortages

BY CLAUDY RODHOUSE  |  POSTED IN GENERAL NEWS
Current list of products under export ban due to national shortages By Chemist and Druggist  . The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) and the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) have announced that all strengths of Lithium carbonate tablets have been added to the list of medicines which must not be parallel exported from the UK. . An initial 23 produc...
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Sep
11

Influenza Vaccinations and Dispensing 2020 – Updated information for DDs

BY CLAUDY RODHOUSE  |  POSTED IN GENERAL NEWS
Influenza Vaccinations and Dispensing – Updated information for Dispensing and Non-Dispensing practices Dr Philip Koopowitz Introduction The criteria for eligibility for having a flu jab have been expanded in light of the Covid 19 pandemic. We can all expect a rush from patients keen to protect themselves from the annual Influenza virus. Influenza vaccinations provide both dispensi...
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Sep
11

St Fillan's Medical Centre Case Study -our digital Journey

BY CLAUDY RODHOUSE  |  POSTED IN GENERAL NEWS
St Fillan's Medical Centre Case Study -our digital Journey  By Redmoor Health  . Click here to read  ...
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Sep
11

GP pharmacist: I hope community pharmacy is more proactive in future

BY CLAUDY RODHOUSE  |  POSTED IN GENERAL NEWS
GP pharmacist: I hope community pharmacy is more proactive in future By Chemist and Druggist . Community pharmacy was behind GP surgeries in reacting to COVID-19, says the GP Pharmacist .  My practice’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic happened quickly and early. The attempts to reduce footfall began around March 12. By the time official lockdown was announced,...
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Sep
11

New MIMS table to guide antihypertensive monitoring in primary care 9/9/20

BY CLAUDY RODHOUSE  |  POSTED IN GENERAL NEWS
New MIMS table to guide antihypertensive monitoring in primary care By Chloe Harman on the 9 September 2020 . Monitoring requirements for ACE inhibitors and angiotensin II antagonists are summarised in a new MIMS table. Prescribers can now consult a quick-reference MIMS table for a summary of monitoring requirements for ACE inhibitors and angiotensin II antagonists. . . Covering use of A...
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Sep
11

Tara Humphrey meets Jane Vance- he Business of Healthcare Podcast

BY CLAUDY RODHOUSE  |  POSTED IN GENERAL NEWS
The Business of Healthcare Podcast - Tara Humphrey meets Jane Vance Tara Humphrey looks behind-the-scenes at the business side of healthcare by talking to NHS and private healthcare leaders, whilst sharing her own project management and leadership insights. And in this podcast Tara speaks to Dispex’s own Jane Vance all about dispensing practices. Jane talks about the nurse-le...
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Sep
11

Other upcoming Webinars

BY CLAUDY RODHOUSE  |  POSTED IN GENERAL NEWS
PCN Manager's Huddle Webinar We know that being a PCN Manager involves deadlines, managing relatio-nships 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  Thursday 24th September at 9.00am Clic...
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Sep
11

2020 Flu Vaccine season - medial fridges

BY CLAUDY RODHOUSE  |  POSTED IN GENERAL NEWS
Is Your Cold Chain Compliance Policy In Place?  IMAGINE you are in the middle of a busy vaccine clinic; your medical fridge breaks down. Your patients go elsewhere and all your vaccines are rendered ineffective and unusable. WHAT CAN YOU DO? Upgrade your fridge and maintain a backup unit. Monitor the temperature of your fridge with a data logger and ensure the temperature of y...
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Sep
9

medeconomics LIVE 23rd Oct 2020-book now!

BY CLAUDY RODHOUSE  |  POSTED IN GENERAL NEWS
Join us for this highly focused event to help you develop your practice, boost income, ease workload and improve patient care in the 2020s. This one day, virtual conference will provide you with the practical advice you need to thrive under the new GP contract while tackling COVID-19. For a limited time you can buy one ticket for Medeconomics Live and claim a second ticket FREE for a...
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Sep
9

Introducing VisuXL Gel, transforming the treatment of dry eye-Sep 2020

BY CLAUDY RODHOUSE  |  POSTED IN GENERAL NEWS
VisuXL Gel is the first preservative-free smart gel, transforming from a liquid in the bottle, to a gel when it reaches the ocular surface.1-4   VisuXL Gel provides 12 hour dosing with just 1 drop, forming a protection cushion on the ocular surface, suitable for day and night use, and can be used with contact lenses.1  VisuXL Gel is available via VISULoyalty, where ...
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Sep
9

New mental health campaign to support children and young people

BY CLAUDY RODHOUSE  |  POSTED IN GENERAL NEWS
New mental health campaign to support children and young people By PHE Partnership Team . The NHS approved campaign will launch on 8th September, directly targeting young people aged 13-18 and parents/carers of children and young people from 5-18, with additional engagement provided via school resources.  . The campaign aims to: • Equip parents/carers and young people to tak...
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Sep
8

COVID-19 and professional standards activities

BY CLAUDY RODHOUSE  |  POSTED IN GENERAL NEWS
COVID-19 and professional standards activities – Letter from Professor Stephen Powis By NHS England . This letter, sent from Professor Stephen Powis, National Medical Director to Responsible Officers and Medical Directors in England, describes the flexible approach to the incremental restoration of appraisal across all organisations in England, beginning by 1 October, with a v...
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Sep
8

NHS Digital transformation Bulletin By NHS Digital

BY CLAUDY RODHOUSE  |  POSTED IN GENERAL NEWS
NHS Digital transformation Bulletin By NHS Digital  . Articles include: Healthtech recognised in the NHS People Plan and NHS third phase response to COVID-19 - NHS Test and Trace app launches-  Scaling remote monitoring digital solutions- Better information to help clinicians during COVID-19 and more . Click here to read in full . ...
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Sep
8

Prescription of suboptimal statin treatment regimens-2020

BY CLAUDY RODHOUSE  |  POSTED IN GENERAL NEWS
Prescription of suboptimal statin treatment regimens: a retrospective cohort study of trends and variation in English primary care By Helen J Curtis, Alex J Walker, Brian MacKenna, Richard Croker and Ben Goldacre British Journal of General Practice 2020; 70 (697): e525-e533. DOI: https://doi.org/10.3399/bjgp20X710873 . Background Since 2014 English national guidance recommends &lsq...
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Sep
8

Low and medium intensity statins by all CCGs

BY CLAUDY RODHOUSE  |  POSTED IN GENERAL NEWS
Low and medium intensity statins by all CCGs- By Open Prescribing beta . Why it matters: 2014 NICE guidance on primary and secondary lipid modification recommends the use of a high-intensity statin (i.e. one that reduces LDL cholesterol by 40% or more) with a low acquisition cost. A table showing the percentage reduction of LDL cholesterol by statin doses can be found here and you can re...
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Sep
8

Honey 'more effective than antibiotics' for respiratory infections | MIMS

BY CLAUDY RODHOUSE  |  POSTED IN GENERAL NEWS
Honey 'more effective than antibiotics' for respiratory infections | MIMS online By Chloe Harman on the 19 August 2020 . Honey is better than usual care for easing upper respiratory tract symptoms, especially cough,  according to a review of the evidence. . Doctors can recommend honey as an alternative to antibiotics for upper respiratory tract infections (URTI), say the aut...
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Sep
8

Registration: flu vaccination arrangements | Care Quality Commission

BY CLAUDY RODHOUSE  |  POSTED IN GENERAL NEWS
Registration: flu vaccination arrangements | Care Quality Commission  Advice on registration requirements for primary medical services delivering flu vaccinations in 2020/21  . Providers are thinking about and planning the ways in which they will deliver flu vaccinations for winter 2020/21. Models for delivery could look different to usual as a result of the coronavirus (COVID-...
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Sep
8

eConsult helped bring this struggling practice back from the brink.

BY CLAUDY RODHOUSE  |  POSTED IN GENERAL NEWS
Christmas Maltings and Clements Practice eConsult helped bring this struggling practice back from the brink. Key stats Patient List size: 17,166 Launched: May 2019 Model: Total Triage Summary: Christmas Maltings and Clements Practice chose eConsult to tackle its long waiting times, complaints from patients and aid overworked staff. eConsult helped address all these issues, bringing...
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Sep
8

Digital triage toolbar for remote consultation available to NHS GPs

BY CLAUDY RODHOUSE  |  POSTED IN GENERAL NEWS
Digital triage toolbar for remote consultation available to NHS GPs . UK firms eConsult, Q doctor and Cognitant Group have integrated their services to create the new platform for primary care consultations. Three UK health tech firms have joined forces to create a digital triage toolbar for NHS GPs. . The new tool integrates eConsult’s online triage service with Q doctor&rsqu...
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Sep
8

NHS Dictionary of medicines and devices(dm+d):primary care prescribing of..

BY CLAUDY RODHOUSE  |  POSTED IN GENERAL NEWS
July 13, 2020 by Brian MacKenna . NHS Dictionary of medicines and devices (dm+d): primary care prescribing of “hospital only” medicines . Just prior to the COVID-19 emergency we launched a new measure on OpenPrescribing, primary care prescribing of medicines defined by the NHS dictionary of medicines (dm+d) and devices as “hospital only”. In this blog we set out ...
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Sep
8

About the Health Literacy programme

BY CLAUDY RODHOUSE  |  POSTED IN GENERAL NEWS
About the Health Literacy programme by e-Learning for Healthcare . Health literacy is about people having enough knowledge, understanding, skills and confidence to use health information, to be active partners in their care, and to navigate health and social care systems. Therefore, to access, assess and apply health information, people need to be health literate. The health literacy lev...
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Sep
8

Advice and Guidance - By NHS England

BY CLAUDY RODHOUSE  |  POSTED IN GENERAL NEWS
Advice and Guidance - By NHS England  . Advice & Guidance (A&G) services provide primary care with continued access to specialist clinical advice. This enables a patient’s care to be managed in the most appropriate setting, strengthening shared decision making and avoiding unnecessary outpatient activity. . A&G services are a key part of the National Elective Care ...
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Sep
8

BD VivaTM is now on an MDS scheme Sep 2020

BY CLAUDY RODHOUSE  |  POSTED IN GENERAL NEWS
BD VivaTM is now on an MDS scheme Dispex are always looking for new products and ways to help in your Dispensary, you may find this offer from BD Viva of interest? 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. Click here to enlarge the image ...
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Sep
7

Ongoing Recovery Preparation -Free webinar with Croner

BY CLAUDY RODHOUSE  |  POSTED IN GENERAL NEWS
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Sep
5

Poppitts -Members Special offer

BY CLAUDY RODHOUSE  |  POSTED IN GENERAL NEWS
 Special offer for September 2020 The Poppitt Company specialises in developing devices to assist pharmacies and dispensers with the de-blistering process when preparing monitored dosage systems or compliance packs. The electronic Professional Poppitt is a small bench-top device which enables a pack of 28 tablets or capsules to be removed in less than 20 seconds. The Professional Po...
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Sep
5

NHS Digital publishes NHS Payments to General Practice, England, 2019/20

BY CLAUDY RODHOUSE  |  POSTED IN GENERAL NEWS
NHS Digital publishes NHS Payments to General Practice, England, 2019/20 report NHS Digital has today published the NHS Payments to General Practice in England annual report. By NHS Digital . NHS Digital has today published the NHS Payments to General Practice in England annual report. . The report details payments to general practice services providers by the NHS over the past financial...
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Sep
4

Two metres or one: what is the evidence for physical distancing

BY CLAUDY RODHOUSE  |  POSTED IN GENERAL NEWS
Two metres or one: what is the evidence for physical distancing in covid-19? By BMJ 2020; 370 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.m3223 (Published 25 August 2020) Cite this as: BMJ 2020;370:m3223 Rigid safe distancing rules are an oversimplification based on outdated science and experiences of past viruses, argue Nicholas R Jones and colleagues...
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Sep
1

Dispex September Gazette

BY CLAUDY RODHOUSE  |  POSTED IN GENERAL NEWS
Welcome to the September Dispex Gazette , Click here to read ...
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