Advanced Services


The following ‘Advanced’ services are optional for community pharmacy contractors to provide, although most do provide Medicines Use Reviews and the New Medicines Service.

Medicines Use Reviews

Appliance Use Reviews

New Medicine Service

NHS Urgent Medicine Supply Advanced Service (NUMSAS) 

Resources to help community pharmacy contractors provide these services can be found on the  Advanced Services Resources page

The NHS England Sub Group (formerly known as the Area Team) have now requested quarterly reports on activity for the MUR and NMS services. Any queries regarding this should be directed to Nicola Smith from the Area Team:

Nichola Smith
Assistant Primary Care Contract Manager (Pharmacy & Optometry)
Cumbria and North East Sub Region of NHS England
Based at:
Waterfront 4
Goldcrest Way
Newburn
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE 15 8NY

Direct Dial:         01138 247244
Switchboard:     0191 2106400
Email:              nichola.smith1@nhs.net

The letter from the Sub Group is shown below and copies of the template spreadsheets are available to download on the Advanced Services Resources page

 

 Cumbria and North East Sub Region of NHS England
Waterfront 4
Goldcrest Way
Newburn
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE 15 8NYengland.pharmacyandoptometry@nhs.net

 

 

Dear Pharmacist
Request for information from MUR and NMS records
Pharmacy contractors providing the medicine use review (MUR) service and the new medicine service (NMS) are required by the Pharmaceutical Services (Advanced and Enhanced Services) (England) Directions 2013 to maintain records of the consultations and these records must contain certain data. This is referred to as ‘approved data’ within the Directions which means that NHS England has specified the data that is to be recorded.The Directions also allow NHS England to ask contractors to provide it with some of that data on a quarterly basis.NHS England has specified what this ‘approved data’ is and the format in which it is to be provided. The national reporting templates services for both can be found at:https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/the-pharmaceutical-services-advanced-and-enhanced-services-england-directions-2011I am therefore requesting that you provide this approved data. This request is an ongoing request and is made under:

– Direction 5(1)(j) of the Directions – MUR approved data to be provided to NHS England
– Direction 7(1)(m) of the Directions – NMS approved data to be provided to NHS England

The excel document reports should be sent to the following email address by 16 February 2015:
england.pharmacyandoptometry@nhs.net

The Sub Region Team are therefore requesting data for Q3 of 2014/15 financial year, October to December 2014 and are requesting all subsequent quarterly reports within 10 working days of each quarter end.

If you have any questions regarding this request please do not hesitate to contact the department.

Yours sincerely
Pharmacy and Optometry Team.
Cumbria and North East Sub Region of NHS England