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    hello im just running through practise case studies and im just doing this one i was wondering if some one could help me through this cuase i dont know the abbeviations on the script

    picture of script

    mr tim brooke
    46 high street
    anytown
    (no date of birth)
    (no age)
    (no postcode)

    ( The T's have a dot above them )
    co-amilofruse
    2.5mg/20mg tablets
    T om x 60
    -------------------------
    cabergoline 4mg tablets
    T od x 60
    -------------------------
    nizoral cream
    apply bd x op
    -------------------------
    two pairs class 3
    stockings circular kint
    below knee
    -------------------------

    questions

    1 how many co-amilofruse could you dispense?explain all the options available to you


    2)would you be paid for dispensing frumil Ls tablets against the presciption for co-amilofruse?


    3)how many carbergoline tablets would you dispense and why?

    4) mr brooke pays for his prescriptions , how many charges does it carry ?
    A) this prescription carries 5 charges ??

    5) could you dispense all the items as its written ? if not explain why ?

    6) what endorsment would need to be added to allow you to dispense the items and who need to add this endorsment

    7)what extra endorsment could be required fo the 4th item ?

    8) what additional fee would be paid and where can you find this information

  • #2
    Re: case studies

    Answers are all here

    PPA -> Drug Tariff

    but it might be easier if you can get hold of the book.

    Jeff

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    • #3
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      Originally posted by jayde-89 View Post
      where can you find this information
      OK, based on the proverb "If you tell a student the answers, you help them pass an exam. If you tell them where to look they will find out more"

      We are looking at an NHS Prescription for England/Wales?

      Welcome to the wild and wacky world of the "Drug Tariff".
      The website awaits you...
      PPA -> Drug Tariff

      Also if you can get a copy of "The NPA Guide to the drug tariff".

      Clues : Calendar packs, special containers, measured & fitted (or made to measure), and SLS.
      Now its over to you.... At least you can use the search facility on the tariff site.

      Give it a go, post your answers and well will let you know if you can 'walk the walk'.
      Last edited by Pharmanaut; 8, February 2008, 09:39 PM. Reason: NHS
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      • #4
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        And don't forget my personal favourite bed-time read:
        http://www.psnc.org.uk/uploaded_txt/...007%20%234.pdf
        Lots of useful info!
        Ze genuine Article, present & perfect!

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        • #5
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          Question 1.
          How many co-amilofruse tablets could you dispense? Explain all the options available to you.

          I would be able to dispense 56 co-amilofruse tablets as they come in a calendar pack, I could also dispense 56 and split a 28 pack to make it up 60, I would be able to claim for broken bulk

          is that correct anyone ??

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          • #6
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            Question 3.
            How many carbergoline tablets would you dispense and why ?

            I would dispense 48 as they come in packs of 16 and in a special container you cannot split special containers and have to round the quantity down to the nearest pack size.
            For example 3x16=48 but 4x16=64,
            64 is more than the prescriptions says so I would have to dispense 48

            is that corect

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            • #7
              Re: case studies

              Originally posted by jayde-89 View Post
              Question 1.
              How many co-amilofruse tablets could you dispense? Explain all the options available to you.

              I would be able to dispense 56 co-amilofruse tablets as they come in a calendar pack, I could also dispense 56 and split a 28 pack to make it up 60, I would be able to claim for broken bulk

              is that correct anyone ??
              Yes you are correct.
              You would probably not claim broken bulk.
              There is the two-thirds rule ie : if you dispense more than one prescription in the same calendar month that uses more than two-thirds of the pack your claim will be rejected.
              (The above rule does not apply in Scotland)
              47 BC : Julius Cesar : Veni Vidi Vici : I came, I saw I conquered.
              2018 AD : Modern Man : I shopped, I clicked, I collected.
              How times change.

              If you find you have read something that has upset or offended you an anyway please unread it at once.

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              • #8
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                Originally posted by jayde-89 View Post
                Question 3.
                How many carbergoline tablets would you dispense and why ?

                I would dispense 48 as they come in packs of 16 and in a special container you cannot split special containers and have to round the quantity down to the nearest pack size.
                For example 3x16=48 but 4x16=64,
                64 is more than the prescriptions says so I would have to dispense 48

                is that corect
                You can round up a special container if the quantity is more than half.
                Watch out for products where the special container is a sub-pack eg Ikorel.
                The rule is different in Scotland.
                47 BC : Julius Cesar : Veni Vidi Vici : I came, I saw I conquered.
                2018 AD : Modern Man : I shopped, I clicked, I collected.
                How times change.

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                • #9
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                  Originally posted by jayde-89 View Post
                  -------------------------
                  two pairs class 3
                  stockings circular kint
                  below knee
                  -------------------------

                  4) mr brooke pays for his prescriptions , how many charges does it carry ?
                  A) this prescription carries 5 charges ??
                  Are you sure?

                  Jeff

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                  • #10
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                    Originally posted by Pharmanaut View Post
                    You can round up a special container if the quantity is more than half.
                    Watch out for products where the special container is a sub-pack eg Ikorel.
                    The rule is different in Scotland.
                    so would i dispense the 64 ?
                    even thou the script says only 60 ?
                    im getting so confused the drug tarrif is confusing and i dunno what parts to look in

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                    • #11
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                      2)would you be paid for dispensing frumil Ls tablets against the presciption for co-amilofruse ?

                      yes you would be paid fo dispensing frumil LS is you endorse it correctly

                      is that correct

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                      • #12
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                        Originally posted by Jeff View Post
                        Are you sure?

                        Jeff
                        well not sure , but dont you pay one presciption charge for each pair , or is it two charges per pair ?

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                        • #13
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                          Originally posted by jayde-89 View Post
                          well not sure , but dont you pay one presciption charge for each pair , or is it two charges per pair ?
                          It is one charge per stocking, 4 stockings are four charges.
                          47 BC : Julius Cesar : Veni Vidi Vici : I came, I saw I conquered.
                          2018 AD : Modern Man : I shopped, I clicked, I collected.
                          How times change.

                          If you find you have read something that has upset or offended you an anyway please unread it at once.

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                          • #14
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                            Originally posted by jayde-89 View Post
                            2)would you be paid for dispensing frumil Ls tablets against the presciption for co-amilofruse ?

                            yes you would be paid fo dispensing frumil LS is you endorse it correctly

                            is that correct
                            If you are in England or Wales have a look in part VIII of the drug tariff.
                            If you are in Scotland its Part 7.
                            If you find co-amilofruse listed there that is all you will be paid for the product even if you dispense a brand.
                            The only time you would be paid for a brand if there was and "NCSO" declared. This automatically expires at the end of the month.
                            47 BC : Julius Cesar : Veni Vidi Vici : I came, I saw I conquered.
                            2018 AD : Modern Man : I shopped, I clicked, I collected.
                            How times change.

                            If you find you have read something that has upset or offended you an anyway please unread it at once.

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                            • #15
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                              Originally posted by jayde-89 View Post
                              so would i dispense the 64 ?
                              even thou the script says only 60 ?
                              im getting so confused the drug tarrif is confusing and i dunno what parts to look in
                              You could supply 64 tablets on the prescription as the breakpoint is greater than half the pack. If you are in Scotland you can round up from the first tablet if you as the pharmacist decide there is a clinical need to do that, BUT YOU MUST ENDORSE that you have done so.

                              The drug tariff is confusing.
                              Bear in mind that it probably was once logical but it is now the result of lot of horse trading since the NHS started.

                              There are also 3 and a bit tariffs. England And Wales (E/W) (1 and a bit because some of the things are slightly different in Wales), Scotland and Northern Ireland (NI).

                              The best book to start with is the NPA guide to the drug tariff. The latest edition isn't as good as the previous separate books for the different tariff areas, mainly because it isn't indexed very well.

                              A top tip is to put some section markers in the tariff.

                              By all means post some more questions - always happy to help, but you have got to have a go first

                              For the community pharmacist good knowledge of the DT is essential as you can quite happily dispense something and end up with a disallowed item - ie no dispensing fee, no ingredient cost, and technically breaching the terms of service. The ingredient cost is the price of whatever you have supplied which can be £80 or so on a colostomy set.
                              47 BC : Julius Cesar : Veni Vidi Vici : I came, I saw I conquered.
                              2018 AD : Modern Man : I shopped, I clicked, I collected.
                              How times change.

                              If you find you have read something that has upset or offended you an anyway please unread it at once.

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