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Territory Manager
  Wednesday, October 04, 2017

Territory Manager

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a driven self-starter to join our Sales team. As Territory Manager, you will be responsible for building relationships with existing and new customers, managing an allocated territory to maximise profitable sales for the business. You will be reporting to the Head of Sales, who will work with you to achieve the targets set out for you.

The ideal candidate will have experience of Sales in the Pharmaceutical Industry, have strong interpersonal skills, and a working knowledge of Excel, Word, and Powerpoint.

If you are interested or would like further details, please do not hesitate to contact HR@ipsspecials.com


Pharmacy Show 2017
  Thursday, September 07, 2017

Pharmacy Show 2017

IPS Specials are the proud sponsors of the VIP stand at this year's Pharmacy Show.

The area also serves as a private networking lounge, with internet access and refreshments served throughout the day.

To gain exclusive access to this dynamic area, please contact us at SalesTeam@ipsspecials.comTwitter, or on Linkedin.

This year’s Pharmacy Show takes place on the 8th & 9th of October, and will be held at NEC Birmingham.

We are excited to see all of you there, and we hope you have a great time!

 


Drug Tariff Update - August 2017
  Wednesday, August 02, 2017

Drug Tariff Update - August 2017

August 2017

The following product changes to the Part VIIIB Drug Tariff have been published. Click here for the latest Drug Tariff.

Effective from 1st August 2017

3 New Products Added:

Atropine 500micrograms/5ml oral solution

Ciclosporin 0.06% eye drops 0.4ml unit dose vials preservative free

Diclofenac 50mg/5ml oral suspension

 

5 Products Removed:

Ferrous sulphate 60mg/5ml suspension

Magnesium glycerophosphate 5mmol/5ml solution

Magnesium glycerophosphate 5mmol/5ml suspension

Metoprolol 50mg/5ml suspension

Quetiapine 100mg/5ml suspension

 

43 minimum volume prices have gone up

202 minimum volume prices have gone down

 

Total of 248 products in part VIIIB from 1st August 2017


Quality Control Analyst
  Thursday, May 25, 2017

Quality Control Analyst

We are looking for an experienced and motivated self-starter to manage and develop our analytical laboratory. This person will be responsible for the testing of raw materials and finished products.  Reporting to the QC Manager this position will work closely with the Head of Compliance, Operations Director, Quality team, Customer Service team, Warehouse team, Production team and Procurement team, so a strong communicator is key. Key responsibilities include: Sampling and testing of raw materials and finished products using current Pharmacopoeia's Analytical method development, transfer, test and validation protocols. Generation of appropriate analytical methods, test specifications & reports as required. Performing visual inspections of finished products as part of QC check. Provide support/expertise to the Quality Officers in the development and completion of QC tasks. Train staff as required to perform laboratory procedures and assays. Participa ...

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Drug Tariff Update - May 2017
  Friday, April 28, 2017

Drug Tariff Update - May 2017

May 2017

The following product changes to the Part VIIIB Drug Tariff have been published. Click here for the latest Drug Tariff.

Effective from 1st August 2016

2 New Products Added:

Mercaptamine hydrochloride 0.55% eye drops

Nortriptyline 10mg/5ml oral suspension

 

1 Product Removed:

Alfentanil 0.1% nasal spray

 

49 minimum volume prices have gone up

199 minimum volume prices have gone down

 

Total of 250 products in part VIIIB from 1st May 2017


Easter Opening Hours 2017
  Tuesday, April 04, 2017

Easter Opening Hours 2017

Easter Opening Hours and Delivery Times 

Easter isn't far away now so please take note of our delivery schedule below and order ahead if possible to minimise the impact on your patients.

Thursday 18th April - Normal Business Hours 

Orders for ambient products will be delivered on Saturday 15th April (Customer must be open from 9am-5pm) Otherwise, all orders (including those for cold chain products) will dispatched Tuesday 18th for Wednesday 19th April. 

Friday 14th April - Closed 

Monday 17th April - Closed

Tuesday 18th April - Normal Business Resumes



IPS Specials - Christmas & New Year Delivery Schedule 2016
  Monday, December 05, 2016

IPS Specials - Christmas & New Year Delivery Schedule 2016

 

Opening Hours and Delivery Times 


With Christmas and New Years both falling on the weekend this year, our festive delivery times are a little more complicated than usual. Please familiarise yourself with the information below. 

Thursday 22nd December 2016 

Normal business hours 

Orders delivered next-day by lunchtime 

Friday 23rd December 2016 

Orders taken 9am-4pm 

Orders delivered Saturday if Customer is open 9am-5pm. Alternatively orders dispatched Wednesday 28th for delivery by lunchtime Thursday 29th 

Saturday 24th - Tuesday 27th December 2016

Closed 

Wednesday 28th - Thursday 29th December 2016 

Normal business hours Orders delivered next-day by lunchtime 

Friday 30th December 2016 

Orders taken 9am-4pm 

Orders delivered Saturday if Customer is open 9am-5pm. Alternatively orders dispatched Tuesday 3rd for delivery by lunchtime Wednesday 4th 

Tuesday 3rd January 2017

Normal business hours

Orders delivered next-day by lunchtime 


Summer Bank Holiday 2016
  Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Summer Bank Holiday 2016

Opening Hours


Friday 26th August 2016

Normal Business Hours

 

Monday 29th August 2016

Summer Bank Holiday - CLOSED

 

Tuesday 30th August 2016

Normal Business Hours

 

Orders received on Friday 26th August will be delivered on Tuesday 30th August. Cold chain products will be processed on Tuesday 30th August and delivered on Wednesday 31st August.


Changes to ordering specials
  Thursday, August 18, 2016

Changes to ordering specials

How IPS Specials support their customers to comply with the latest GPhC guideline

 

The MHRA have stated that taking orders over the phone “increases the risk of a transcription error and the wrong material being supplied to the pharmacy and compromising patients safety.”

To avoid these errors, the MHRA requires suppliers to get confirmation of orders in writing, for example by email, fax or via an online ordering system provided by the manufacturer. It is therefore, advised by the GPhC that manufacturers work closely with their customers that this guideline is followed.


In order to ensure Patient Safety and to comply with the above regulation the team at IPS are supporting Pharmacists with the following solutions: click here to view the flowchart.


If you would like to discuss the changes in more detail, please contact our customer service team on 0800 644 0747


Read more about the guideline on GPhC websiteRPS website and MHRA.

 


Drug Tariff Update
  Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Drug Tariff Update

August 2016

The following product changes to the Part VIIIB Drug Tariff have been published. Click here for the latest Drug Tariff.

Effective from 1st August 2016

2 New Products Added:

Enalapril 10mg/5ml oral suspension

Tranexamic acid 250mg/5ml oral suspension

 

4 Products Removed

Amiodarone 100mg/5ml oral solution

Atropine 500micrograms/5ml oral solution

Naproxen 125mg/5ml oral suspension

Sodium phenylbutyrate 625mg/5ml oral solution

 

50 minimum volume prices have gone up

197 minimum volume prices have gone down

 

Total of 249 products in part VIIIB from 1st August 2016



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