New Medicine Service (NMS) Expansion

New Medicine Service (NMS) Expansion

September 10, 2021

As part of negotiations for Year 3 of the Community Pharmacy Contractual Framework (CPCF) it has been agreed that the New Medicine Service (NMS) it to be expanded. The service enables pharmacy staff to offer support to patients when dealing with their newly prescribed medications for a range of conditions

As of 1st September, an additional 13 conditions have been added to the list of illness that pharmacies are able to offer this type of support relating to. The conditions added to the list are as follows:

  • Acute coronary syndrome (ACS);
  • Atrial fibrillation (AF);
  • Coronary heart disease;
  • Epilepsy;
  • Glaucoma;
  • Gout;
  • Heart failure;
  • Hypercholesterolaemia ;
  • Long term risks of venous thromboembolism/embolism;
  • Osteoporosis;
  • Parkinson’s Disease;
  • Stroke / transient ischemic attack; and
  • Urinary incontinence and retention

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