Dispensing is never simple!
Does 100 = 28 + 28 + 44
28 + 28 + 28 + 16 ?
Tracey G: Surely it’s whatever mood the dispenser is in?????
Rai S: Depends on receptacle size.
Iman Z: To me 100 equals to 100! Pile them up in a single box! Cost effective
Lorna B: 4×28! (Usually!) God love the Scottish Drug Tariff
Claire B: And the drug… diazepam? codeine?
Catherine H: Depends on which company you are working for!
Kelly T: 28+28+44! Pregnant box or not, shove them in there and save a box!
Emily H: Are the 44 all the same batch & expiry?
Darshana T: When it’s a horrible patient 3 x 28 and last box of 16 in singles 🙂
Amit P: Turn each blister strip of tablets to face each other, interlock them and you may be able to save on labels as well 2×50!
This was a hashtag started by @pillmanuk
@PharmakeusEsq: Keep your friends close, but your enemies closer – by opening up a 100 hour pharmacy next door to them.
@GrahamJudas: The only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, locum for a bit.
@GrahamJudas: Don’t be afraid to stand for what you believe in. Even if it means asking for something to be relabelled 3 times
@MrDispenser: When working in Bradford, do as the Bradfordians do and nip out for a curry on your lunch
@MrDispenser: Forget all the reasons it won’t work & believe the one reason that it will because the doctor has signed it so must be right
@PharmakeusEsq: Don’t sweat the small stuff – we’ve got some out of date Anhydrol Forte you can have?
@MrDispenser: When you say it’s hard, you actually mean you can’t find the calculator and work out 112-56 in your head
@pillmanuk: The will to win, desire to succeed, urge to reach your full potential. These are the keys that will get you 400 MURs.
@MrDispenser: Life is like a CD running balance. You need some negatives in order to appreciate the positives
@pgimmo: The only limit is your own imagination. That and the MUR cap
@MrDispenser: Rule #1 of life. Do what makes YOUR area manager happy
@MrDispenser: Just remember there is someone out there that is more than happy with doing less MURs than you
@pillmanuk: If you’re going through hell, you’re in pharmacy
@PharmakeusEsq: Success is the ability to go from one deprived run-down pharmacy to another with no loss of enthusiasm
@MrDispenser: I am thankful for all of those who said NO to me. It’s because of them I’m locuming 70 miles from where I live
@jasonpeett: When they say 100 hours they actually don’t mean Earth Hours. That would be silly………..
@MrDispenser: I don’t regret the things I’ve done, I regret the things I didn’t do when I was still signed in as the RP
@pillmanuk: If at first you don’t succeed bang in a 100 hour contract
@pillmanuk: Multuples rush in where independents fear to tread
@Cleverestcookie: If you’re not that good, don’t worry; you’re bound to be promoted up the company structure
@MrDispenser: Without hard work, nothing grows but shrinkage
@pillmanuk: A healthy patient is just a prescription opportunity seen through the wrong end of a telescope
@MrDispenser: Opportunity does not knock, it walks straight in with a 20 item script at 5.55pm
@MrDispenser: Expect problems and eat them for lunch during your 20 minute safety break
@MrDispenser: Even if you fall on your face, be sure to miss that lactulose that I just spilled
@PharmakeusEsq: Mistakes are stepping stones to learning and a criminal conviction
@MrDispenser: A creative man is motivated by the desire to achieve, not by the desire to amend the CD register
@pillmanuk: Stealing someone else’s staff frequently spares the embarrassment of training your own.
@PharmakeusEsq: Failure is the opportunity to begin again, as an area manager for a different multiple
@pillmanuk: An EPS nomination a day keeps the Doctor’s pharmacy at bay
@pillmanuk: The road to hell is paved with bad endorsements
@pillmanuk: An ACT a day will keep the MURs rolling
@PharmakeusEsq: Quitters never win and winners never quit, no matter how good your prize for best Smoking Cessation Service
@pillmanuk: You can’t measure methadone when you’re shaking with fear
It’s the weekend.
My day off.
I am in town.
Then I see her.
You know the one.
The one that always comes in and asks questions when I am trying to eat my lunch.
She is 100 yards away.
Should I cross the street?
Slip into the lingerie shop to avoid her?
50 yards away.
No escape now.
I’ll just say a polite hello and say that I am late for a meeting.
I need to be assertive.
I will finally put into practice that course I went on.
SHE HAS HER HEAD DOWN.
SHE IS IGNORING ME.
THAT’S JUST RUDE..
Wake up at 7am automatically and can’t get back to sleep
Make a cup of coffee at 9am and finish it at 11am
On the toilet when the delivery driver calls.
Ring company to ask driver to attempt redelivery
Driver comes again when I have nipped out to fish and chips shop
Driver shouts at me for not being in and says that I shouldn’t have lunch.
Neighbour calls round to borrow some paracetamol as she has run out.
Friend sends me a picture of his Haemorrhoids and wants me to recommend something. I recommend a new friend.
Dad rings me to ask about the latest Daily Mail Cancer scare story.
I ring the surgery and want a quick word with my GP but am told she is busy.
I want to do a crossword but can’t find a pen.
I get a phone call about PPIs. Decide to give the caller a lecture about how lansoprazole works.
Mum rings me on my landline to ask if I am home.
A rep knocks on the door and wants to talk to me about double glazing but I won’t let him in.
The kids won’t listen to me or do as they are told. They frequently answer back.
They make a cake for their grandparents but end up using salt instead of sugar. A serious baking error.
I have to apologise to my angry in-laws and make the kids write a letter of apology.
I always look forward to a day off from the pharmacy.