Any medicine in the pharmacy database can be excluded from Toniq medicine updates. It is a good idea to routinely review these medicines. With many new and/or increased premiums due on the 1st April, it is timely to do this review before the update.
- 3. Reports
- 3. Medicine Reports
- 2. User Maintained Medicines
- Tick only ONE of the NO Updates flags and run the report. Then untick this one and tick the next and re-run, repeat to get 4 reports.
Effect of ‘no updates’ flags on medicine details:
No Updates: No medicine detail at all is updated.
No Description updates: Name, strength, form, manufacturer is not updated (pricing information is updated).
No WS/PP updates: Wholesale price AND premium is not updated.
No PP Updates: Premium (only) is not updated.
Note: The reports for No WS/PP and No PP are the two most likely to have medicines listed that should be reviewed.
Reasons for setting a No updates flags:
No PP: Setting the No PP flag prevented the Toniq update from removing the premiums.
No WS/PP: Exceptional circumstances medicines – where the medicine is purchased direct from the manufacturer and is not a listed medicine on the Schedule, often the price changes from month to month and must be maintained by the pharmacy.
No Desc(ription) : Some pharmacies wish to emphasise certain aspects of a medicine or they wish to mark them for easy selection. Eg. Putting the colour into the Warfarin strength or form is a safety feature that many pharmacies have adopted.
How to change the NO UPDATES flags:
Go to Maintain Medicine and edit each medicine on the report that needs to change. The NO Updates options are found bottom right of the first screen.
NB: If any options are UNticked, the medicine will not be refreshed next medicine update.