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DDA goes on tour with dispensing profitability presentation

Five locations announced for evening meetings

August 24th 2017

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By Ailsa Colquhoun

DDA board member and senior partner dispensing GP Dr Philip Koopowitz will be presenting on dispensary profitability in five locations between September and November.

His presentation, Optimising the management of the dispensary in a cost-constrained NHS, will take in topics such asĀ  the Falsified Medicines Directive, due for implementation in the UK by February 2019, improving dispensing profitability, personally administered items and VAT, maximising discounts and understanding brand vs generic dispensing.

There will also be worked examples to check the profitability of dispensing classes of prescription items such as macrogols, gliflozins, gliptins and NOACs.

The presentation runs between 6.30-9pm and includes a hot buffet supper.

The venues are:

  • Tuesday 26 September: Athelhampton House & Gardens, Athelhampton, Dorchester DT2 7LG
  • Wednesday 27 September: Eastbury Hotel, Sherborne, Dorset DT9 3BY
  • Tuesday 3 October: Holiday Inn, Winchester SO21 1HZ
  • Wednesday 4 October: Alton Maltings, Alton GU34 1DT: Cancelled
  • Wednesday 8 November: DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, Chilworth, Southampton SO16 3RB

The meetings are free to attend, courtesy of organisation and funding by Takeda.

Dispensary staff interested in attending should email the reply form to Takeda representatives Nick Arnold (07990 530225) or Nasrin Jones (07825 879045) as soon as possible, as places at this meeting are limited and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

This meeting is for members of the medical and allied professions involved in budgetary decisions only, and includes information on Takeda medicines.

Alternatively, register for a free place at the DDA 2017 conference, where DDA chairman Dr Richard West will be speaking on the subject of dispensary profitability.

Visit the DDA’s conference page for more information on the conference programme and how to register.

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