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Stephen Drake
15 OCT 2018 11:24:31


Hi,

We are receiving more and more questions regarding FMD and if we plan on introducing an FMD module into our tracking system? The short reply is yes.

The more complicated question is what is exactly required? We are receiving mixed replies from Trusts who have spoken to us on this subject the past few weeks so I thought it would be a great opportunity to have an open talk where we can get some honest feedback on your requirements and weather this is something you'd like to see built into PTS5.

We welcome all feedback on this subject.

Thanks
Stephen
Neil Schroeder
15 OCT 2018 13:12:43


Hi Stephen

Our current Pharmacy software provider has offered a product at a premium price, we really need something which is easy and quick to use and in my view stand alone from our procurement dispensing systems. The actual physical numbers of packs which may need decommissioning is in an order of one million packs per year for a medium sized DGH. Any system needs to be able to cope with this order of magnitude in a reasonable time frame.

Neil
Chris Gale [mod]
15 OCT 2018 14:37:31


Neil Schroeder said:

Hi Stephen

Our current Pharmacy software provider has offered a product at a premium price, we really need something which is easy and quick to use and in my view stand alone from our procurement dispensing systems. The actual physical numbers of packs which may need decommissioning is in an order of one million packs per year for a medium sized DGH. Any system needs to be able to cope with this order of magnitude in a reasonable time frame.

Neil


Hi Neil,

What we're after is knowing if you require a solution that is a simple stand-alone application that lets you verify / dispense etc. or if you would be after something that integrates with PTS; something along the lines of this sort of workflow:

1) Prescription booked into PTS and advanced through dispensing process normally.
2) When the actual packs of drugs are available to be dispensed against a prescription the user scans user -> prescription -> FMD Barcode. This will verify the drug & if successfully verified add them to the list of drugs for the prescription.
3) At some point in the process (when the prescription's status is 'complete') PTS will mark each FMD Drug on a prescription as Dispensed.
4) Users will have the option when looking at the Drugs in PTS to perform other operations on the Drugs (mark as sample / destroyed / stolen etc).

Be very interested in any feedback!

Thanks

Chris
Neil Schroeder
15 OCT 2018 15:15:09


Hi Chris

Not sure that would work in the hospital situation, all the local trusts I know of plan to decommission on receipt not at the point of issuing to patients.

A stand alone system would be preferential for us but with the same functionality of marking products as sample/destroyed/decommissioned etc etc.

Neil
Pamela Mills
16 OCT 2018 09:07:21


Hi Chris,
The plan here will be to decommission on receipt of the medicines so this won't be required during the dispensing phase.
Thanks,
Pamela
Simon Plant
16 OCT 2018 13:59:41


Hi All,

As we hold a WDA license we would be validating on receipt & decommissioning on the point of issue, depending on the location. We cannot decommission for some of our customers, some we can under article 23.

I would see massive advantages to having it linked to the linked into the PTS as it we could then go into knowing which patients/locations had which batch number for product recall purposes. It could also mean that we could easily identify which drugs errors are being made against.

in my opinion a linked system would be best but a standalone may be the quicker solution.
Stephen Drake [mod]
17 OCT 2018 13:16:35


Thanks for the feedback so far.
Jayne
17 OCT 2018 16:10:43


I was going to say the same as Simon above. We have a WDL at one site, which means we cannot decommission for anything on receipt on that site as we don't know the destination of the item, so we would need to do it on issue there. It makes sense as you are already scanning items for the tracker at that stage for the tracker to take some of that information and make it available to use for other purposes.
The non-WDL site we plan to verify and decommission on receipt, which makes things nice and easy.
It could certainly be worth exploring an integrated solution with PTS though in any case, as the information about the drug could be reported on for a variety of reasons.
Deaks81
18 OCT 2018 09:36:30


Hi Stephen,
we would also only look at decommissioning on receipt is this an option you would consider even as a standalone option? Do you think you would have something ready and rolled out by February?

Thanks
Sarah Weaver
18 OCT 2018 10:57:35


Hi Stephen - can I please organise a meeting with your team to discuss FMD and our possible requirements etc....?
Stephen Drake [mod]
18 OCT 2018 13:48:39


Sarah Weaver said:

Hi Stephen - can I please organise a meeting with your team to discuss FMD and our possible requirements etc....?


We are looking to hold a small discussion / meeting group regarding the development of our FMD application. This would be an open group held at our office in Dudley.

looking at either the 6th or 7th November. Would there be much of an appetite for such a meeting? Understanding that this is short notice however we are keen to start development due to the tight deadlines.

Thanks
Stephen Drake [mod]
29 OCT 2018 10:31:48


Confirmed date is the 7th November regarding the development of our FMD application. This will be an open group held at our office in Dudley.

Contact myself directly or reply here if you can attend.

Thanks
Stephen
John Bishop
30 OCT 2018 08:30:03


Morning Stephen
Is there still spaces available next Wednesday?
Regards
John
Selina Tumani
30 OCT 2018 09:56:29


Hi Stephen, will you be doing a demo of scanners \ FMD compliant equipment at this? Or is this about the application only?

Regards,
Selina
Stephen Drake [mod]
31 OCT 2018 10:59:47


Good Morning!

Details have gone out today to people that have expressed an interest in our FMD discussion group to be held on the 7th November. If you would like to attend or I have missed you (?!) Please drop me an email direct or reply via this ticket.

We will hopefully have a proof of concept to show you on the day and a few scanners typically used with FMD software.

Start time will be 10:45 am with lunch provided at the Fellows Public House -

Thanks
Stephen
Stephen Drake [mod]
31 OCT 2018 11:04:16


Deaks81 said:

Hi Stephen,
we would also only look at decommissioning on receipt is this an option you would consider even as a standalone option? Do you think you would have something ready and rolled out by February?

Thanks


Hi Deaks81, Yes to both! Our standalone module is currently being worked on, I'm expecting to have have something that we can show in the coming weeks. with a sneak peek at our FMD discussion group being held on the 7th
Whittington Health Pharmacy
31 OCT 2018 12:01:20


Unfortunately we cannot make this date. Is there any chance we can get information (video or such) after?
Stephen Drake [mod]
31 OCT 2018 15:27:45


Another couple booked on this afternoon!

Whittington Health not a problem, I can send details over.
Diane Miller
31 OCT 2018 15:35:49


I'm not able to make it to the meeting either - I would be grateful if you could also forward the meeting information to me.
Regards
Diane
Tahira Sadiq
05 NOV 2018 12:08:59


Hi, unfortunately I am unable to attend. Please can you kindly forward the meeting information to me.
Kind regards
Tahira
Stephen Drake [mod]
05 NOV 2018 15:06:39


Afternoon,

For anyone that can't make tomorrow, we will be sending out full details of our FMD module in the coming weeks.

Thanks
Stephen Drake [mod]
07 NOV 2018 10:17:36


Room is prepped and people are turning up! Looking forward to meeting everyone who turns up today.

Thanks
Stephen
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