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Jul
18

The Dispensary Gazette July 2019

BY GREG BULL  |  POSTED IN GENERAL NEWS
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Jul
17

NEW Drug Shortage Tracker from MIMS

BY GREG BULL  |  POSTED IN GENERAL NEWS
GPs can reduce their likelihood of writing prescriptions for products that are out of stock with a new drug shortages tracker from MIMS. Prescribers have reported supply issues with many widely used medications. | Tinpixels/Getty Images The live MIMS product shortages tracker has been created in response to calls from GP leaders for an ‘early warning system’ to...
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Jul
17

Products NOW Available as Licensed Medicines

BY GREG BULL  |  POSTED IN GENERAL NEWS
Products now available as licensed medicines There are some new additions to the dm+d which are licensed and should be considered for use. Instead of using the following four solutions, a variety of sugar free Actual Medicinal Products (AMPs) are licensed and available and should be considered for use instead. The most recent additions to dm+d are licensed Colonis Pharma Ltd AMPs. •...
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Jul
17

Stickers Obscuring Prescriber Details

BY GREG BULL  |  POSTED IN GENERAL NEWS
Stickers obscuring prescriber details We’re seeing an increasing number of prescriptions that have stickers placed over the prescriber details on the bottom of prescription forms. The name, code and address must be visible in order for our team to process prescriptions correctly. If the whole form is covered, these prescriptions are allocated as national unidentified. This can lead...
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Jul
17

Negative Patient Reviews and How to Handle Them

BY GREG BULL  |  POSTED IN GENERAL NEWS
Finding it hard to respond to negative patient reviews? Here are a few tips from Yorkshire Medical Marketing to get a positive outcome for your practice. After a long day of juggling a phone that never stops ringing, a long line of patients and not enough appointments to go around, you’d probably prefer to stick pins in your eyes than settle down to read some online patient reviews...
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Jul
17

Dispex Clear MDS Trays

BY GREG BULL  |  POSTED IN GENERAL NEWS
£74.95 for 250 trays! FREE Next Day Delivery! Dispex Clear MDS Trays Lowest prices for all genuine quality Dispex Clear MDS trays. No minimum order quantity No delivery charges Order by 6pm for next day delivery Either register and order online via www.mdstrays.com Or phone through your order on 01604 859000 ...
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Jul
12

Five must-know answers to your pay review FAQs

BY GREG BULL  |  POSTED IN GENERAL NEWS
By Richmal Price: Payroll Expert Staff always want to earn more. And because you’re a good boss, you want to pay a fair wage. But you also don’t want to end up shelling out more than you need to on salaries. You’re in luck. There’s a way to set the right pay for your staff without breaking the bank. It’s called a pay review, and it could save you a lot of m...
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Jul
12

Regional Conferences Return for the Autumn and Winter

BY GREG BULL  |  POSTED IN GENERAL NEWS
16-Oct-19 Regional Conference WINCHESTER South Winchester Golf Club, Romsey Road, Pitt, Winchester, SO22 5QX FULL DAY  9am-4.30pm 22-Oct-19 Regional Conference WISBECH The Boathouse Business Centre, 1 Harbour Square, Wisbech FULL DAY  9am-4.30pm PE13 3BH 12-Nov-19 Regional Confer...
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Jul
11

Dispex DDA Conference Report

BY GREG BULL  |  POSTED IN GENERAL NEWS
The Dispex and Dispensing Doctor Regional Conferences returned with a bang in early May and were a great success. This was the first time the regional events had gone down into west Cornwall, and the event on May 7th, in Redruth was the first for 2019. The delegates enjoyed a number of keynote talks from Dr Philip Koopowitz, DDA Board Member and Alastair Carmichael M.R.Pharm.S a pharma...
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Jul
11

Can We Dispense This Item?

BY GREG BULL  |  POSTED IN GENERAL NEWS
Can We Dispense This Item? Occasionally I get asked whether a dispensing practice can dispense a certain item. It is usually one of those items which comes up rarely on the GPs screen, or even it might have been hand-written. As part of your Continued Professional Development, look at the table below which shows a few examples of items and their reimbursement status. ...
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