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Medicines Check

New Medicines Service (NMS)

 

If you have been prescribed a medicine to treat a long-term condition for the first time, you may be able to get extra help and advice about your medicine through a FREE scheme called the New Medicine Service (NMS).

 

As part of the scheme, the pharmacist will support you over several weeks to use the medicine safely and to best effect.

 

The service is only available for people living in England, and only for those who have been prescribed a new medicine for the conditions listed:

  • asthma

  • chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

  • type 2 diabetes

  • high blood pressure

  • people who have been given a new blood-thinning medicine

 

How does the service work?

Start your medicine

You can talk to the pharmacist when you first start taking your medicine and ask any questions you may have about it. For example, you might want to know about side effects or how you can fit your treatment around your lifestyle.

Your second appointment

You will have a follow-up appointment two weeks later, when you and your pharmacist can talk about any issues you might have experienced with the medicine. For example, if you are not taking it regularly or are finding a tablet hard to swallow, your pharmacist can help you get back on track.

Your third appointment

You will have your last appointment a fortnight later, when you can catch up with your pharmacist again to see how you are getting on. The service then ends, but your pharmacist will always talk to you about your medicines when you need help.

 

This service is free and confidential. All discussions will be help in a private consulation room.

 

For more information please visit                          and watch the video!

Medicine Use Review (MUR)

 

 An MUR is an opportunity for patients to discuss their medicines with our pharmacist. It is not meant to replace the role of your GP but rather provide:

  • A review of all medicines to see if there is any overlapping or interactions

  • Give extra information on what medicines are for

  • Discuss side effects of medicines

  • Identify problems associated with medicines

 

 

This service is free and confidential. All discussions will be help in a private consulation room.

 

For more information please visit                          and watch the video!