New Medicines Service


NMS Overview

The NMS service provides support for people with long-term conditions newly prescribed a medicine to help improve medicines adherence; it is focused on particular patient groups and conditions.

The PSNC NMS page contains a range of resources including:

  • an up to date version of service specification.
  • Medicines list
  • Record keeping
  • Communicating with GPs
  • Referring patients to GPs
  • FAQ

Quarterly Reports

You are required to submit your NMS (and MUR) quarterly information to the NHSBSA within 10 working days from the last day of the quarter the data refers to (last day of June, September, December and March).

Find out more on the NHSBSA website.

NMS Resources

This page contains a number of resources produced by PSNC and other organisations to support pharmacists when they are providing NMS

NMS Top Tips from PSNC

CPPE NMS Gateway Page

NMS Information from NHS Employers

Communicating with Patients 

NMS patient leaflet (Microsoft Word)

NMS patient leaflet (PDF)