Online Accredited Education Modules

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  • NEW- A Comprehensive Guide to Controlled Drugs

    This auto-marked programme will give you the knowledge you need to understand Dispensing Controlled Drugs in a Dispensing Doctor setting. Perfect for an introduction to Controlled Drugs or as a refresher.

    KEY FEATURES

    ✓ Auto-enrolment with an immediate start

    ✓CERTIFIED by The CPD Certification Service

    ✓ Six hours of educational content

    ✓ Fully online

    ✓ Study from anywhere, at any time

    ✓ Perfect for an introduction to Controlled Drugs or as a refresher.

    ✓ Great addition to your CV

    ✓ Receive a certificate upon completion

     

    • Content

    1. Controlled Drugs Regulations
    2. Controlled Drugs Schedules
    3. Controlled Drugs Prescriptions
    4. Controlled Drugs Dispensing and Labelling
    5. Controlled Drugs Standard Operating Procedures
    6. Controlled Drugs Registers
    7. Destruction of Controlled Drugs

    Dispex Members: AVAILABLE FOR JUST £60 inc vat pp
    Non-Members: £120 inc vat pp

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  • Training for Prescription Clerks in Primary Care

    This course is aimed at both new and experienced Prescription Clerks as well as Receptionists who occasionally process repeat prescription requests and is CPD Certified. This auto-marked programme will give you the information and understanding needed to be an integral part of the primary care team and will allow you to become more confident in your job.

                                                                                                                                           

    KEY FEATURES

    ✓ Auto-enrolment with an immediate start

    ✓CERTIFIED by The CPD Certification Service

    ✓ Six hours of educational content

    ✓ Fully online

    ✓ Study from anywhere, at any time

    ✓ Perfect for an introduction to a subject or a subject refresher

    ✓ Great addition to your CV

    ✓ Receive a certificate upon completion

     

    • Content

    Course Objectives

    1. To understand confidentiality, Information Governance and GDPR Regulations

    2. To learn about the roles and responsibilities of staff handling prescription requests

    3. To learn about the different types of prescriptions and their regulations

    4. To understand the ways of requesting repeat prescriptions

    5. To look at the journey of a prescription from request to completion

    6. To ensure accurate communication with all involved in the prescription process

    7. To be able to deal with significant events and near misses

    Dispex Members: AVAILABLE FOR JUST £60 inc vat pp
    Non-Members: £120 inc vat pp

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  • Dispensing for New Dispensers and Apprentices

    This course is accredited by the Dispensing Doctors’ Association!

    KEY FEATURES

    ✓ Auto-enrolment with an immediate start

    ✓ Thirty hours of educational content

    ✓ Fully online

    ✓ Study from anywhere, at any time

    ✓ Perfect for an introduction to a subject or a subject refresher

    ✓ Great addition to your CV

    ✓ Receive a certificate upon completion

    ✓ Official Dispensing Doctors’ Association CPD certified course

    • Content

    The sections below cover all the relevant knowledge and skills needed to start out in a dispensing practice as either a new dispenser or an apprentice.

    1.  Dispensing – The Legal Stuff
    2. The Need for Accuracy
    3. The Prescription
    4. Preparing Prescriptions
    5. Owings and Ordering Stock
    6. Handing Out Prescriptions, Delivery Services and Filing Prescriptions
    7. Quality Standards -DSQS and SOPs
    8. Cold Chain and Handling Hazardous substances
    9. Controlled Drugs
    10. Controlled Drugs Waste Management
    11. Drug Alerts

    Dispex Members: AVAILABLE FOR JUST £120 inc vat pp
    Non-Members: £240 inc vat pp

     

    Apprentices recruited by Paragon will be eligible for free access to this 30 hour course which will give candidates the confidence to understand the complexities of dispensing and work in dispensaries. See the November Gazette for full details. To discuss employing an Apprentice, please contact Alistair Ling directly- alistair.ling@pgon.co.uk www.paragonskills.co.uk

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  • Personally Administered Items and VAT in a Dispensing Doctor setting

    NOW CERTIFIED by The CPD Certification Service                                                     

    KEY FEATURES

    Auto-enrolment with an immediate start

    CERTIFIED by The CPD Certification Service

     Fully online

     Study from anywhere, at any time

     Perfect for becoming more confident with PAs and VAT and ensuring your practice does not lose out on profit unnecessarily

     Great addition to your CV

     Receive an e-certificate upon completion

    Access a Comprehensive list of Personally Administered Items

     

    • Content

    1. NHS Business Service Authority Prescription Services (NHSBSA) and the VAT Equivalent

    To be able to distinguish a Personally Administered (PA) item easily

    To understand how NHSBSA Prescription Services (NHSBSA) distinguish PAs

    To understand how the NHSBSA reimburse the VAT equivalent on PAs

    To understand the dispensing and prescribing rules pertaining to PAs

    To gain easy access to a list of more commonly prescribed PAs as deemed by the NHSBSA

     

    2. HMRC and VAT on medications

    To understand how HMRC distinguish PAs items

    To understand how practices should deal with PAs for their VAT returns

    To understand the different categories of VAT and how they apply to medications dispensed by Dispensing Doctors

     

    3. NHSBSA Prescription Services and HMRC

    To explore the possible ways of dealing with PAs and VAT depending upon how PAs are interpreted by HMRC and by NHSBSA independently.

    Dispex Members: AVAILABLE FOR JUST £90 inc vat pp
    Non-Members: £180 inc vat pp

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