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To fee or not to fee

To fee or not to fee

With ongoing pressure on pharmacy income some pharmacists are charging for MDS. This agonising step feels like a last resort as the risk of making this change when others don't is drowned out by the dread of the daily bank account logon. We all know that manually...

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Comparison between Biodose and PouchPack

Comparison between Biodose and PouchPack

After 30th November you will not easily be able to get hold of Biodose consumables from Protomed. For those Pharmacies that set out on a Biodose strategy then this is time for a major re-think. There are alternatives and its possible to continue with a pod based MDS...

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Evolve MDS production from loss to profit

Evolve MDS production from loss to profit

£13.52 is a key number. It's not the cost of the NEW album from Paul McCartney or the latest admin charge to update your car insurance. We calculate £13.52 to be the average cost of producing monthly compliance aids for a single individual. This covers all labour and...

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March 2018 Survey results

March 2018 Survey results

During March 2018 we completed a survey of all of our customers. The following article shows the survey results. We are publishing all results except where a question might have identified a customer so questions 1 and 12 have been omitted. The data is correct up to...

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How to choose a pharmacy robot that is right for you

How to choose a pharmacy robot that is right for you

  There is a lot to consider when deciding if pharmacy automation is for you but when you have made the decision it’s time to dig a little deeper and really think about which type of pharmacy robot will deliver the patient benefits and return on investment that...

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Compliance Aid Robots | Canisters vs Suction

Compliance Aid Robots | Canisters vs Suction

If you have considered purchasing a compliance aid robot before, you will have come across comparisons between robots that use canisters to 'dispense' single tablets or capsules and robots that use suction to achieve the same. Whether you use MDS, Blister Packs or...

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The future of pharmacy automation and pharmacy robotics

The future of pharmacy automation and pharmacy robotics

Robotik Technology are the experts in pharmacy automation and pharmacy robotics. We have worked hard to build our knowledge and hone our craft over the past five years and have specialised in bringing the latest innovations from around the world to the UK. The future...

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The top five pharmacy automation myths

The top five pharmacy automation myths

You may have heard some compelling reasons not to automate your pharmacy. They are shared by many who don’t really understand what it is all about. As the pharmacy automation experts we can safely say that these pharmacy automation myths are not all that they appear...

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Terms and Conditions

To find out our complete terms and conditions when buying equipment from us just click the link below Sales terms and conditions   To find out our complete terms and conditions for supporting your equipment just click the link below Support terms and conditions

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Bringing pharmacy automation innovation to the UK…

Bringing pharmacy automation innovation to the UK…

Members of our team visited the German version of the Pharmacy Show this week, Expopharm and enjoyed exploring the latest developments in pharmacy automation adding to our unparalleled knowledge. Bringing pharmacy automation innovation to the UK... Europe's largest...

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Why automate? The key benefits of pharmacy automation

Why automate? The key benefits of pharmacy automation

As the experts in pharmacy automation, Robotik Technology UK know a thing or two about why it’s a good idea to automate your pharmacy dispensing processes. We have carried out more UK installations than anyone and our fully UK based team have built up a huge amount of...

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The top five benefits of hub and spoke dispensing…

The top five benefits of hub and spoke dispensing…

Hub and spoke dispensing Hub and spoke dispensing has been around for a number of years now and while the large multiples have quietly been establishing their networks, many medium sized pharmacy companies have not investigated the potential benefits they may be...

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Planning the smooth introduction of pharmacy automation

Planning the smooth introduction of pharmacy automation

Pharmacy automation experts Robotik Technology are experts in Pharmacy Automation and can help you plan and implement the smooth introduction of automation into your dispensing workflow. Our clients often find that our planning and support services are as important as...

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The “Future” of Pharmacy Dispensing finally has a face

The Department of Health has been pushing the policy of alternative high volume methods of dispensing for some time. We know that they have visited two sites in the North West at Boots and Lloyds. This week the Pharmaceutical Journal had an article on Hub and Spoke...

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Our response to the DoH consultation on Hub & Spoke

We submitted our response today to the consultation. Here are a few quotes from our assessment. What is clear is that Hub & Spoke is about Repeat Medication and not about Acute prescriptions. Acute prescriptions by their very nature cannot be managed at the Hub...

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Exhibiting at the Southern Institute for Health Informatics

On the 20th May we are exhibiting at the SIHI or Southern Institute for Health Informatics. This year it is being held at the University of Portsmouth. We are also presenting in the Industry Speakers section of the agenda. Further information and registration can be...

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Pharmacy Show 2016

For the fifth time in a row we will be exhibiting at the Pharmacy Show at the end of September. We have a large stand at PD20 which is located one row in and one row to the left of the main blue path. We expect to have a wide range of technology including PouchPack...

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Clinical Pharmacy Congress 2016

We are attending the Clinical Pharmacy Congress on 22nd and 23rd April at the ExCel in London. It's the first time we have attended but with our growing involvement in the wide range of Pharmacy off the high street, we thought we would take a look. If anyone is...

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Cadham pharmacy win 2 Scottish Pharmacist awards

We are delighted to announce that our customer Cadham Pharmacy in Fife has won two awards at the Scottish Pharmacist awards held at the prestigious Edinburgh International Conference Centre. Cadham Pharmacy won Scottish Pharmacist of the year and Community Pharmacy...

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Is the Government right about Pharmacy productivity?

On the 17th December 2015 the DoH dropped its bombshell provoking a new unity in Pharmacy to oppose the cuts. At this point there are 42,604 signatures opposing the imposition of these cuts and the petition maps show that this response comes evenly from across the...

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Blister packs to include “days of the week”

The C+D has reported that the MHRA is working on adding days of the week to each blister pack. This will make it simpler for an individual to remember to take their critical medication forming a reminder and also creating a reference that they have taken it today....

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What is hub and spoke?

In the last week the C+D has published articles in support and in opposition of Hub dispensing (here and here). There seems to be multiple definitions and therefore misunderstanding of what Hub and Spoke Dispensing is, so what are these definitions and what are the...

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London GP’s cannot cope with increasing workload

A recent report from the Londonwide Local Medical Committee highlights the increasing pressure on GP Suregeries across London. An article in the Guardian explains that changes in support services like Health Visitors and Community nurses has meant that more people...

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HMP Rochester invests in inmate care

Oxleas Prison Services Ltd have implemented a Robotik PouchPack dispensing robot at HMP Rochester Pharmacy to automate the production of dose unit bags and compliance aids. Where there is an identified risk to either the inmate or security within the prison caused by...

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Panorama – could a robot do my job?

Panorama concentrated on the growth of automation in an interesting programme on BBC last night. They especially looked at how automation is changing the job market and they concluded that; About 35% of current jobs in the UK are at high risk of computerisation over...

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GP’s encouraged to make better use of Pharmacies

A recent article on the C+D website encourages CCG's to create systems so that patients are directed to use Pharmacies rather than surgeries for certain Minor Ailments. The article quotes Chaand Nagpaul Chair of the BMA GP Committee stating; Simply directing patients...

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Back to the future – see what we were saying 5 years ago

As a team we have been at the Pharmacy Show for 5 years - even though our company is only three years old! I recently found this old video on youtube from Pharmacy Show in 2010 of Richard talking about the AutoPouch™ compliance aid robots. Listening to this it struck...

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Pharmacy Show 2015

We are exhibiting at the Pharmacy Show at the NEC on the 18th and 19th October 2015. Its the fifth year that we have exhibited at the main Pharmacy show. This year we are focusing on demonstrating the value of our technology in real locations. You can find us on stand...

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Health + Care Show 2015

We are exhibiting at the Health and Care show at the Excel Centre in London on the 24th and 25th June 2015. This is the third year we have exhibited at the Health and Care Show.

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Streamline your pharmacy with compliance aid automation

Rosewell Pharmacy group based in Fife had a dilemma, they needed automation to improve the efficiency of the Pharmacy group but what should they buy? Do they invest in a robot that speeds up normal dispensing helping the dispensing assistants to serve customers...

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MMS in the news

Technology breakthroughs supporting Pharmacy is more and more common news. We were asked to take part in a recent article on the C+D Website that focused on how technology could be and is supporting pharmacy. MMS were quoted in the section on compliance aid...

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Opening doors and minds at the Pharmacy Show 2014

The Pharmacy Show is in its 8th year with 7,000 delegates expected on the 5th and 6th October. Robotik Technology, our French partners, will be exhibiting for the 5th year running. In this time the number of Robotik Technology installations across Europe stretches to...

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Official opening of the Mason’s Robot

On 4th July 2014 Masons Chemist officially unveiled their Robot to the public. At the grand opening the Honorable Andrew Bridgen MP for North West Leicestershire cut the ribbon in the presence of the owners Colin and Guy Mason and the rest of the Pharmacy team. The...

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Efficiency sets sail at the Pride of Fleetwood

Caring for customers is key to the success of O'Briens Pharmacy in Fleetwood. Set in a modern two storey Health Centre close to the famous docks. A modern building demands a modern approach to the business of pharmacy. Aisling O'Brien MD of O'Briens Pharmacy...

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