The benefits of DDA Membership

Membership of the Dispensing Doctors’ Association is open to GP practices with an interest in dispensing. Membership is practice based* and one membership will provide all practice staff with access to the help and support of the DDA Board Members and the DDA Office Team, and also to our exclusive member-only resources designed to support the safe and effective delivery of practice-based dispensing services.

Dispensers belonging to a DDA Member Practice can also join the DDA’s Register of Dispensers*. Dispensers registered with the DDA will receive a Certificate, which can be used to evidence their personal and the practice’s commitment to dispenser training and professional development.

Dispensing GPs with an interest in owning a pharmacy can also join the DDA’s Integrated Medicines Provider Forum*, which provides information and support for GPs related to pharmacy-ownership or management. IMPF Membership is in addition to DDA Membership and IMPF Members will receive the ‘Super User’ access required by the Integrated Medicines Provider Forum.

Corporate Sponsors* of  the DDA are also entitled to Associate Membership, which provides non GPs with access to the DDA member protected areas of the website, and for an additional charge, the Integrated Medicines Provider Forum.

Free, two-week trial membership of the DDA is also available, by contacting the DDA office. The terms and conditions of the trial membership offer can be accessed here.

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What we do:

Inform

  • We publish and maintain the most up-to-date and comprehensive news and resource website to specialise in the management of medicines and practice of dispensing GPs
    • We publish and maintain the CQC-approved DDA Dispensing Guidance, which contains vital information and guidance for all organisations involved in the management of medicines
    • We proactively alert our members to urgent matters regarding dispensing
    • We organise an annual conference where dispensing doctors can network and share local excellence in dispensing practice.

Advise

  • We have practising dispensing doctors and practice managers on hand to provide Members with first hand advice and guidance on the full spectrum of dispensing issues.
  • We offer help and advice to Members dealing with pharmacy applications.
  • Our Integrated Medicines Provider Forum offers specialist help and advice to Members with an interest in running a pharmacy.
  • We provide advice and information to outside agencies to ensure they receive correct and unbiased information about dispensing by doctors.

Educate

  • We offer Member-Only resources on a wide range of business and practice issues including: VAT, Controlled Drugs, SOPs and the Dispensary Services Quality Scheme.
  • We provide clinical education and training for dispensary staff. Our library of Dispenser
    Education Modules currently covers more than 37 areas of daily practice ranging from promoting medicines’ adherence to giving patients advice on using insulin pens.

Represent

  • We respond to relevant government consultations across Great Britain to ensure that the interests of dispensing practice and patients, wherever they are based, are taken into account.
  • We hold regular meetings with the GPC, pharmacy negotiating bodies and the regional departments of health and other GB health agencies to promote the interests of dispensing doctors in areas such as remuneration and reimbursement.
  • We lobby politicians, medico-politicians and key decision makers to ensure transparency and understanding of the value of dispensing by doctors to rural communities
  • We develop ties with both the pharmaceutical industry and wholesalers to ensure that the concerns and interests of dispensing doctors are heard.
  • We provide advice and information to outside agencies to ensure they receive correct and unbiased information about dispensing by doctors.

Please look around our website to see the information and resources that we offer.

Guidance and resources: The DDA produces a range of guidance and resources as exclusive member resources. Members can access these materials by visiting the Resource Zone.

Partner Services: The DDA is pleased to have entered into exclusive partner arrangements, offering you member only discounts and other benefits.

Please download these DDA Membership Forms to join the DDA, or contact the DDA office now.

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Now and for the Future.

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* Membership acceptance is at the discretion of the DDA.

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