New Medicine Service (NMS)

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New Medicine Service (NMS) - Tupton Pharmacy, Tupton

What is the New Medicine Service (NMS)?

 

The New Medicine Service (NMS) is an NHS based service offered in most community pharmacies. It provides additional advice and support to those who have been prescribed a new form of medication to treat an already established long-term condition. It ensures those who are on the medication are adhering to the changes and finding their new medicine manageable.

 

Those prescribed new medication will be invited to a consultation with a pharmacist to ascertain how they are getting on with their new medicine.

 

How will I know if I’m eligible for the New Medicine Service?

 

The NMS is focused on providing support to patients being treated for a number of specific conditions:

  • Asthma
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • High blood pressure (Hypertension)
  • Conditions that help control the way your blood clots

The system is only available to people who use medications for these conditions. If you wish to seek further advice or want to stop the service from being offered to you, then you may be referred to a doctor for further discussion.

 

How long will each appointment take?

 

The consultations are intended to fit around you. A standard consultation will take roughly 10-15 minutes.

 

Your first consultation with us

 

7 to 14 days after receiving your new medicine, your pharmacist will invite you to discuss how you’ve been getting on with your new medicine. The questions will focus on your experience so far, potential side effects, your routine and understanding so far.

 

Your second consultation with us

 

You’ll have a follow-up consultation 14 to 21 days after your first consultation. You will be able to discuss whether you’ve found the medicine easy or difficult to take and if side effects have developed or started. You may be offered a third consultation if you may need it, but 2 consultations are the typical amount required to cover all there is to know about the new medicine.

 

If you would like to know more information about our New Medicine Service or to book a 1 to 1 consultation, please visit Tupton Pharmacy, Tupton today or give us a call on 01246 864697.

Adam Tomlinson
Adam Tomlinson
Very helpful staff, this pharmacy is a pillar of the community ??
Steve Tagg
Steve Tagg
Great community pharmacy, friendly and helpful staff, always prepared to Go the extra mile to ensure our prescription medications are in stock and updated
Emma Edwards
Emma Edwards
The people are fantastic and always so helpful.
Dianne Telford
Dianne Telford
My husband collects a repeat prescription every month. The service runs like clockwork, the pharmacy staff are very well organised, friendly and efficient. He has not had any problems and is very happy with the set-up. Many thanks.
Georgia Beighton
Georgia Beighton
Very nice staff always helpful, the pharmacist is so nice and so helpful always goes out of his way to help people!
Pam Windley
Pam Windley
A flourishing Pharmacey in our village. It has been great to see you moving into participation with our social media and advertising that you are there for us. The ramp you have provided for people with disabilities to access you shop is an amazing achievement for a small business. Well done. Through the Covid virus you have excelled in communication and delivering prescriptions around our village to those who were isolating. Obviously this meant so much more extra work for you. I thank you in your all round efforts to be part of our village. Keep up the the good work Tupton people are grateful and we need you.
Barru Key
Barru Key
Amazing staff.well organised.very polite.allways able to ask questions and advise.well done all of you for your service.top class.stay safe.
Geoff Hicks
Geoff Hicks
Great service, always helpful, always cheerful, always smiling. Keep it up.