27th April Dispensary Training in Cornwall- EVENT UPDATE!!!

Dispensary Training


Dispex is thrilled to invite our Cornish practices to our upcoming training sessions in Bodmin. Join us for an enriching experience where you can acquire new knowledge and skills, while networking with other NHS professionals.
EVENT UPDATE: Dr Philip Koopowitz will be speaking on VAT & PAs, profitability on inhalers, “going greener” and will be around for Q&As.

Date: Thursday, 27th April 2023

Understanding Profitability: 9am-1pm

Controlled Drugs: 1.30pm-5pm

Venue: Trehellas House Hotel, Washaway, Bodmin, Cornwall, PL30 3AD
(Free on-site parking: please consider car sharing with colleagues or neighbouring practices)


Price: Dispex Members: £249+vat pp      Non-Members: £324+vat pp
PCN or ICB funding could be available, click here 

One lunch serving is included per booking


Understanding Profitability Course Description:

This four hour course will give you the insight to:

  • Why Formulary is essential to profitability
  • Personally Administered Items- how to identify them & the basic VAT knowledge needed in the Dispensary
  • Why stock control is essential to profitability
  • What to look for in controlling your stock and how to implement ideas
  • How to identify avoidable losses
  • How to improve cash flow
  • Where and how to make your buying decisions
  • Smart purchasing and discount schemes
  • Important key skills and knowledge to successfully manage and increase your dispensary income
    (subject to change)


Controlled Drugs Course Description:

By the end of this four hour course you will have achieved an understanding of:

  • Controlled Drugs legislation & classification
  • Policies & SOP’s
  • The CD Register- how to complete it correctly
  • Correction of errors, ensuring safety & legal requirements
  • Patients returns recording & destruction
  • Dealing with the receipt, supply & destruction
  • CD storage and travelling with CD’s plus prescription writing requirements
  • Process of ordering
  • Requisition & supplier requirements
  • How to identify discrepancies, reporting or whistleblowing
    (subject to change)

Each session is limited to 20 delegates


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