New Medicines Service (NMS)


The New Medicine Service (NMS) was the fourth Advanced Service to be added to the Community Pharmacy Contractual Framework; it commenced on 1st October 2011.

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

Since the introduction of the NMS in October 2011, more than 90% of community pharmacies in England have provided it to their patients

The link to the PSNC website for further information on NMS is available at:


Further Guidance and Resources 

A PSNC briefing:

LLR LPC team guide:

Target groups:

Other CPPE resources: