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Jan
29

Drug Tariff News - January Part VIIIA reimbursement prices (issued 25 /1/21

BY CLAUDY RODHOUSE  |  POSTED IN GENERAL NEWS
Drug Tariff News - January Part VIIIA reimbursement prices (issued 25 January) From NHSBSA The Department of Health and Social Care has agreed the January Drug Tariff Part VIIIA reimbursement prices for the following items: Eplerenone 25mg tablets 28 £8.10 Eplerenone 50mg tablets 28 £10.00 Irbesartan 300mg / Hydrochlorothiazide 12.5mg tablets 28 £15....
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Jan
29

The BMA has published a COVID-19 toolkit for GPs and GP practices

BY CLAUDY RODHOUSE  |  POSTED IN GENERAL NEWS
The BMA has published a COVID-19 toolkit for GPs and GP practices Dispensing when a pharmacy is closed England and Wales Legislation has been passed enabling NHSE/CCGs to authorise dispensing practices in England to dispense to all patients (including formerly non-dispensing patients) during a pharmacy closure and until 31 March 2021. However, the regulations make clear that NHS En...
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Jan
29

CQC-Consultation on changes for more flexible and responsive regulation

BY CLAUDY RODHOUSE  |  POSTED IN GENERAL NEWS
Consultation on changes for more flexible and responsive regulation - consultation document By CQC The COVID-19 pandemic has made health and social care services think differently. We are no exception. The pandemic has made clear that some of the ways we currently work prevent us from being flexible and responding to situations as they happen. Following on from the consultation on our ne...
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Jan
28

Table: Inhalers, a Guide to Breath-Actuated Devices

BY CLAUDY RODHOUSE  |  POSTED IN GENERAL NEWS
Table: Inhalers, a Guide to Breath-Actuated Devices This content is from the MIMS Respiratory clinic. https://www.mims.co.uk/table-inhalers-guide-breath-actuated-devices/respiratory-system/article/1427956 Key features of dry powder and aerosol inhalers. Last updated 22nd January 2021: added Atectura and Enerzair Breezhalers Guide to Breath-Actuated Inhalers ...
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Jan
28

REACT-1 study of coronavirus transmission: 28th January 2021 final results

BY CLAUDY RODHOUSE  |  POSTED IN GENERAL NEWS
REACT-1 study of coronavirus transmission: 28th January 2021 final results  By Department of Health and Social Care  REACT-1 is the largest population surveillance study be-ing undertaken in England that examines the prevalence of the virus causing COVID-19 in the general population. It uses test results and feedback from over 150,000 par-ticipants each month. The study fo...
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Jan
28

Hub & Spoke Innovations FREE Webinar

BY CLAUDY RODHOUSE  |  POSTED IN GENERAL NEWS
Book today to secure your free place on our next webinar, exploring how medicine  collection technology can enhance profitability for your practice. . About this FREE Event From coping with social distancing to managing the threat from internet pharmacy, dispensing practices are having to rise to a range of challenges relating to patient service and profitability. This we...
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Jan
27

Save time and money with the online CD register-DispensingCD

BY CLAUDY RODHOUSE  |  POSTED IN GENERAL NEWS
Members' 6 months FREE trial and discounted annual subscription!!! ...
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Jan
25

COVID 19 – GMC confirms revalidation date changes

BY CLAUDY RODHOUSE  |  POSTED IN GENERAL NEWS
COVID 19 – GMC confirms revalidation date changes By GMC The General Medical Council (GMC) has confirmed that doctors’ revalidation submission dates have been put back by up to 12 months due to the coronavirus pandemic. It means doctors with a revalidation date between 17 March 2020 and 16 March 2021 can have their revalidation delayed for up to a year. Revalidation is the p...
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Jan
25

Government Chief Scientific Adviser,Sir Patrick Vallance on the new variant

BY CLAUDY RODHOUSE  |  POSTED IN GENERAL NEWS
Government Chief Scientific Adviser, Sir Patrick Vallance on the new variant of COVID-19 in the UK .     Commenting on the new variant of COVID-19 in the UK the Government’s Chief     Scientific Adviser, Sir Patrick Vallance, said: . "The new UK variant comprises a significant number of the our cases. It is spreading 30 to 70% more easily than t...
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Jan
22

COVID-19 vaccine deliveries paused in some areas

BY CLAUDY RODHOUSE  |  POSTED IN GENERAL NEWS
COVID-19 vaccine deliveries paused in some areas to tackle 'geographical inequality'  By Luke Haynes on the 21 January 2021 .  Some GP-led vaccination sites will miss out on COVID-19 vaccine deliveries next week as NHS chiefs direct limited supplies to areas with the lowest coverage in priority cohorts, GPonline has learned.  .  NHS England r...
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Jan
22

Xailin Night- VISUfarma Jan 21

BY CLAUDY RODHOUSE  |  POSTED IN GENERAL NEWS
Xailin Night- VISUfarma Xailin® Night provides soothing relief for your patients suffering from night-time dry eye sensations including soreness, irritation and grittiness by acting as a barrier against moisture loss. 1 Xailin® Night is the only product formulated to be clinically, technically and biologically equivalent to Lacri-Lube. Click here for further details. ...
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Jan
22

GP payment statements explained

BY CLAUDY RODHOUSE  |  POSTED IN GENERAL NEWS
GP payment statements explained-January 21, 2021 by AISMA in AISMA Specialist medical accountant David Lockitt* offers some tips on checking the practice’s monthly statements for payments and deductions. With the increasing reliance on the calculation of practice payments based on data automatically extracted from the practice’s records, and also changes in when income is pa...
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Jan
22

Social media and burnout by Perseus the PM

BY CLAUDY RODHOUSE  |  POSTED IN GENERAL NEWS
Social media and burnout by Perseus the PM  By Perseus the PM in GP Practice Management, Social Media-January 21, 2021 I am a self-professed control freak. I think most Practice Managers have a little bit of this in their personality, and it makes them a better PM, as long as they know how to turn it off. Like most PMs, the COVID-19 vaccine campaign has added that final straw to an ...
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Jan
21

Suggestions ‘precious’ vaccines should be thrown away should be dismissed

BY CLAUDY RODHOUSE  |  POSTED IN GENERAL NEWS
Any suggestion ‘precious’ vaccines should be thrown away should be dismissed, says RCGP By RCGP Publication date: 16 January 2021 . Responding to reports that some vaccine sites have been told to throw away leftover vaccines, Professor Martin Marshall, Chair of the Royal College of GPs, said: “Any suggestion that usable Covid-19 vaccines should be thrown away ...
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Jan
21

Exclusive: First two trusts lined up to deliver 24/7 covid jabs

BY CLAUDY RODHOUSE  |  POSTED IN GENERAL NEWS
Exclusive: First two trusts lined up to deliver 24/7 covid jabs  . By Annabelle Collins19 January 2021  . Sherwood Forest FT and University Hospitals of Birmingham will be the first to deliver covid vaccines 24/7  . It is understood they will focus on the same priority groups as existing hospital hubs  . Two hospital trusts in the Midlands are being lined up to pilo...
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Jan
20

Drug shortages - live tracker | MIMS online

BY CLAUDY RODHOUSE  |  POSTED IN GENERAL NEWS
Drug shortages - live tracker | MIMS online  . Updated constantly, the table lists products currently reported to be out of stock in the UK. It is intended to save healthcare professionals time by indicating how long shortages are expected to last and helping them find alternative treatments. Click here for the tracker site. ...
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Jan
20

GPs raise alarm over low uptake of COVID-19 vaccine in BAME patients

BY CLAUDY RODHOUSE  |  POSTED IN GENERAL NEWS
GPs raise alarm over low uptake of COVID-19 vaccine in BAME patients  GPOnline By Luke Haynes on the 19 January 2021  . GPs across England have raised concerns over low uptake of COVID-19 vaccination among BAME patients - warning that misinformation has left patients reluctant to come forward and pushed up DNAs.  . One primary care network (PCN) in North Staffo...
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Jan
20

Dispex have the pleasure of welcoming & introducing our NEW Tutor!!!

BY CLAUDY RODHOUSE  |  POSTED IN GENERAL NEWS
Dispex have the pleasure of welcoming & introducing our NEW Tutor!!!  www.oberoi-consulting.com/new ...
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Jan
20

Discount Scheme on Spacer Chamber Plus -Henley's

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Jan
19

Upcoming Webinar-4/2/21 Profiting through Technology

BY CLAUDY RODHOUSE  |  POSTED IN GENERAL NEWS
Book today to secure your free place on our next webinar, exploring how medicine  collection technology can enhance profitability for your practice. . About this FREE Event From coping with social distancing to managing the threat from internet pharmacy, dispensing practices are having to rise to a range of challenges relating to patient service and profitability. This we...
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Jan
19

Theft of vaccine packaging is ‘significant security risk’, NHS warns

BY CLAUDY RODHOUSE  |  POSTED IN GENERAL NEWS
Theft of vaccine packaging is ‘significant security risk’, NHS warns  . HSJ By Jasmine Rapson 20 January 2021  . . Covid vaccination teams warned theft of jab packaging creates serious security risk . Warning comes after reports of scammers offering jabs to vulnerable people for money . Mass vaccination centres told to store packaging securely and destroy on site? ...
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Jan
19

Trial of interferon beta in COVID-19 patients begins in UK

BY CLAUDY RODHOUSE  |  POSTED IN GENERAL NEWS
Trial of interferon beta in COVID-19 patients begins in UK By Lisa Lytle MIMS on the 13 January 2021 A global phase III clinical trial to evaluate an inhaled form of interferon beta-1a for the treatment of hospitalised COVID-19 patients requiring supplemental oxygen has begun in the UK. The randomised placebo-controlled trial, deemed an 'Urgent Public Health study' by the UK...
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Jan
19

COVID-19: your wellbeing

BY CLAUDY RODHOUSE  |  POSTED IN GENERAL NEWS
COVID-19: your wellbeing By BMJ . This guidance aims to help doctors and medical students working under extraordinary and challenging circumstan-ces to look after their own health and wellbeing . . As you strive to deliver the best possible care for your patients, it is crucial that you look after your own mental and physical wellbeing. You may find strategies that worked for you prev...
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Jan
18

COVID-19 vaccines rolled out to people aged 70 years and over from today

BY CLAUDY RODHOUSE  |  POSTED IN GENERAL NEWS
COVID-19 vaccines rolled out to people aged 70 years and over from today Published 18 January 2021  ByDepartment of Health and Social Care People aged 70 and over and the clinically extremely vulnerable to begin receiving invitations for vaccinations from today. Move allows the NHS to further accelerate vaccinations of people most at risk Priority remains to vaccinate top 2 coho...
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Jan
18

Dispex Training Courses- 2021

BY CLAUDY RODHOUSE  |  POSTED IN GENERAL NEWS
We understand that your protected learning time may have been reduced or has completely disappeared during the pandemic. For this reason we have designed our online courses to be "bitesize" sessions delivered over the lunchtime period- 1pm start. Our range of online professional training courses are hosted by Dispex tutors, therefore, we can help your staff...
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Jan
18

Company led medicines recall: Instanyl 100mcg nasal spray solution

BY CLAUDY RODHOUSE  |  POSTED IN GENERAL NEWS
Company led medicines recall: Instanyl 100mcg nasal spray solution (EU/1/09/531/015) Published 18 January 2021 From: Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency . Takeda UK Limited is recalling a batch of Instanyl 100mcg nasal spray solution (EU/1/09/531/015) due to the observation of cracked vials during inspection of the bulk vials and release testing of the finishe...
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Jan
18

DispensingCD- Digital controlled drugs register

BY CLAUDY RODHOUSE  |  POSTED IN GENERAL NEWS
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Jan
15

Mental Health Act: launch of new White Paper 2021

BY CLAUDY RODHOUSE  |  POSTED IN GENERAL NEWS
Mental Health Act: launch of new White Paper Published 13 January 2021 From: Department of Health and Social Care . The Government has published a new White Paper that sets out proposals for once in a generation reforms to the Mental Health Act.   These reforms are designed to empower individuals to have more control over their treatment and take action to address th...
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Jan
15

Trial of interferon beta in COVID-19 patients begins in UK

BY CLAUDY RODHOUSE  |  POSTED IN GENERAL NEWS
Trial of interferon beta in COVID-19 patients begins in UK By Lisa Lytle on the 13 January 2021 MIMS A global phase III clinical trial to evaluate an inhaled form of interferon beta-1a for the treatment of hospitalised COVID-19 patients requiring supplemental oxygen has begun in the UK. The randomised placebo-controlled trial, deemed an 'Urgent Public Health study' by the UK Nati...
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Jan
15

January 2021 Price Concessions

BY CLAUDY RODHOUSE  |  POSTED IN GENERAL NEWS
January 2021 Price Concessions Source PSNC . The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) have granted the following price concessions for January 2021:  . Drug Pack Size Price Concession Ciprofloxacin 500mg tablets 10 £3.85 D...
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Jan
14

Community pharmacy sites join COVID-19 vaccination efforts

BY CLAUDY RODHOUSE  |  POSTED IN GENERAL NEWS
Community pharmacy sites join COVID-19 vaccination efforts By PSNC 14/1/2021 Six community pharmacies have today become the first pharmacy sites to administer COVID-19 vaccinations as part of the NHS vaccination programme. These pharmacies, operating under the terms of a locally Enhanced service, have been chosen to support vaccination efforts by local NHS teams. The sites have all ...
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Jan
14

Domestic abuse: get help during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak

BY CLAUDY RODHOUSE  |  POSTED IN GENERAL NEWS
Domestic abuse: get help during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak Last updated 14 January 2021 — see all updates From:Home Office . The government acknowledges that coronavirus household isolation instructions can cause anxiety for those who are experiencing or feel at risk of domestic abuse. There is never an excuse for domestic abuse, no matter what the circumstance...
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Jan
14

NHS England has increased the care home supplement to £30 for care homes

BY CLAUDY RODHOUSE  |  POSTED IN GENERAL NEWS
NHS England has increased the care home supplement to £30 for care homes vaccinated by the 17th January 2021. By NHS England and NHS Improvement Care Homes supplement and vaccination recording In recognition of the time and resource needed to deliver COVID vaccination to care home residents and staff in the care home setting, we announced that local vaccination services can claim a...
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Jan
14

COVID-19: your wellbeing

BY CLAUDY RODHOUSE  |  POSTED IN GENERAL NEWS
COVID-19: your wellbeing By BMJ This guidance aims to help doctors and medical students working under extraordinary and challenging circumstan-ces to look after their own health and wellbeing As you strive to deliver the best possible care for your patients, it is crucial that you look after your own mental and physical wellbeing. You may find strategies that worked for you previously ...
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Jan
13

Welcome to Januarys' Gazette-2021

BY CLAUDY RODHOUSE  |  POSTED IN GENERAL NEWS
Welcome to Januarys' Gazette Click here to view your copy ...
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Jan
12

Third COVID-19 vaccine approved in the UK

BY CLAUDY RODHOUSE  |  POSTED IN GENERAL NEWS
Third COVID-19 vaccine approved in the UK On the 8 January 2021-MIMS Supplies of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine are set to arrive in the UK in the spring The Moderna vaccine follows on the heels of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine and the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine, which were authorised for temporary supply by the MHRA on 2 December and 30 December, respectively. Around 17 milli...
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Jan
8

CQC- The world of health and social care is changing

BY CLAUDY RODHOUSE  |  POSTED IN GENERAL NEWS
The world of health and social care is changing. So are we. By CQC - https://www.cqc.org.uk/get-involved/consultations/world-health-social-care-changing-so-are-we We’ll change how we regulate to improve care for everyone. Tell us what you think about our draft strategy. We were established as an independent regulator with a clear purpose: to ensure health and care services pro...
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Jan
8

IMPORTANT INFORMATION FROM DISPEX

BY CLAUDY RODHOUSE  |  POSTED IN GENERAL NEWS
IMPORTANT INFORMATION FROM DISPEX As we start the new year, we would like to thank you for your continued commitment and devotion to patient care!  We recognise the sustained pressure your surgery is facing, that is why we are here to support you in any way we can. Including providing access to PPE, undisrupted Dosette box...
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Jan
8

Ask a Dispex tutor-FMD 2021

BY CLAUDY RODHOUSE  |  POSTED IN GENERAL NEWS
Dispex Member Query-FMD 2021: Has the FMD software definitely been terminated for Dispensing Doctors? We also used the process/SYSTMONE for stock/expiry date control- we recorded expiry dates, quantities and the code. If the FMD software has been terminated what are the current regulations or best practice? Mel Says: As of 1st January 2021, due to leaving the EU we are now unable ...
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Jan
7

Standard operating procedure: COVID-19 local vaccination services

BY CLAUDY RODHOUSE  |  POSTED IN GENERAL NEWS
Standard operating procedure: COVID-19 local vaccination services deployment in community settings By NHS England and NHS Improvement coronavirus- Updated 6th January 2021 This standard operating procedure describes the operating model and design requirements for safe delivery of COVID-19 vaccines in the community- click here to access the source SOP. ...
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Jan
7

COVID-19 vaccination programme-BMA

BY CLAUDY RODHOUSE  |  POSTED IN GENERAL NEWS
COVID-19 vaccination programme BMA Updated: Monday 21 December 2020 This guidance provides detail about what the CVP (COVID-19 vaccination programme) service in England involves, what is expected of practices, what you will get to support this work, and guidance on what to do now. Click here to read the source guidance  ...
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Jan
6

Personal protective equipment (PPE): local contacts for providers

BY CLAUDY RODHOUSE  |  POSTED IN GENERAL NEWS
Personal protective equipment (PPE): local contacts for providers    By Department of Health and Social Care  - Gov.uk    . A list of local contacts for providers who are not on the PPE portal. Providers can get PPE through their local authority or local resilience forum. . Who can receive PPE from their local authority or local resilience forum (LRF) T...
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Jan
5

National lockdown: Stay at Home 4th January 2021

BY CLAUDY RODHOUSE  |  POSTED IN GENERAL NEWS
National lockdown: Stay at Home Published 4 January 2021  From:Cabinet Office . Coronavirus cases are rising rapidly across the country.  You must stay at home. The single most important action we can all take is to stay at home to protect the NHS and save lives. . You should follow this guidance immediately. The law will be updated to reflect these new rules. . Click here...
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Jan
5

PCN Designated Sites beginning operations Letter

BY CLAUDY RODHOUSE  |  POSTED IN GENERAL NEWS
Information to support you to stand up your vaccination service By NHS England and NHS Improvement Click here for a copy of NHS England and NHS Improvement letter to PCN Designated Sites beginning operations. ...
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Jan
5

2021 Training Schedule

BY CLAUDY RODHOUSE  |  POSTED IN GENERAL NEWS
As we start the new year, we would like to thank you for your continued commitment and devotion to patient care!  We recognise the sustained pressure your surgery is facing, that is why we are here to support you in any way we can. Including providing access to PPE, undisrupted Dosette box deliveries, discounts on&n...
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Jan
4

Security of NHS and Public Health Services Digital Systems

BY CLAUDY RODHOUSE  |  POSTED IN GENERAL NEWS
Security of NHS and Public Health Services Digital Systems (Coronavirus) Directions 2020 . Published 24 April 2020  Last updated 31 December 2020  From: Department of Health and Social Care . Direction given to the National Health Service and/or public health body. . Details These directions enable the support and maintenance of cyber security of network and informati...
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Jan
4

COVID-19: guidance on shielding and protecting people defined vulnerable

BY CLAUDY RODHOUSE  |  POSTED IN GENERAL NEWS
COVID-19: guidance on shielding and protecting people defined on medical grounds as extremely vulnerable . Last updated 31 December 2020   From:Public Health England and Department of Health and Social Care . Details This guidance is for clinically extremely vulnerable people, with additional information to help protect you from coronavirus (COVID-19). . The government is sendi...
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Jan
4

Home delivery of medicines and appliances during the COVID-19 outbreak

BY CLAUDY RODHOUSE  |  POSTED IN GENERAL NEWS
Home delivery of medicines and appliances during the COVID-19 outbreak By NHS England and NHS Improvement Following government’s announcement of further Tier 4 arrangements on 30 December 2020, the Community Pharmacy Home Delivery Service and the Dispensing Doctor Home Delivery Service will be commissioned from 31 December 2020 to 1 February 2021 (inclusive) for clinically ext...
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Jan
4

First people to receive Oxford University/AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine

BY CLAUDY RODHOUSE  |  POSTED IN GENERAL NEWS
First people to receive Oxford University/AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine today Published 4 January 2021   From: Department of Health and Social Care . The first people will receive the Oxford University/AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine today (4 January 2021) as the NHS rapidly expands COVID-19 vaccination programmes across the UK. The NHS is the first health service in the w...
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Jan
4

Profiting through technology Webinar-FREE

BY CLAUDY RODHOUSE  |  POSTED IN GENERAL NEWS
. Hub and Spoke provide the opportunity to discuss and introduce your Dispensary to the technology that enables more profitability. . About this Event From coping with social distancing to managing the threat from internet pharmacy, dispensing practices are having to rise to a range of challenges relating to patient service and profitability. This webinar, presented by Hub &...
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Jan
4

Home delivery of medicines and appliances-update letter 5th Jan 2021

BY CLAUDY RODHOUSE  |  POSTED IN GENERAL NEWS
Home delivery of medicines and appliances during the COVID-19 outbreak By NHS England and NHS Improvement Update 5th January 2021 The government has published details of a national lockdown advising people across the country to stay at home. There is additional advice for people who are clinically extremely vulnerable (CEV) to coronavirus. Those who are clinically extremely vulnerable s...
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Jan
4

Happy New Year From Dispex-2021

BY CLAUDY RODHOUSE  |  POSTED IN GENERAL NEWS
Happy New Year From Dispex-2021 As we start the new year, we would like to thank you for your continued commitment and devotion to patient care!  We recognise the sustained pressure your surgery is facing, that is why we are here to support you in any way we can. Including providing access to PPE, undisrupted Dosette box&n...
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Jan
1

The Green Book-COVID-19: chapter 14a

BY CLAUDY RODHOUSE  |  POSTED IN GENERAL NEWS
The Green Book-COVID-19: chapter 14a By Public Health England-Last updated 31/12/20 Coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination information for public health professionals. This chapter includes information on: the coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccines the dosage and schedule for the UK recommendations for the use of the vaccine Click here to read the source article ...
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Jan
1

Handbook to the NHS Constitution for England

BY CLAUDY RODHOUSE  |  POSTED IN GENERAL NEWS
Handbook to the NHS Constitution for England  Published 27 July 2015 Last updated 1 January 2021 From:Department of Health and Social Care and Public Health England . Information about the rights and pledges in the NHS Constitution and what these mean for NHS patients and staff. The handbook covers: NHS values and the principles that guide the NHS explanations of the rights an...
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