What is the New Medicine Service?
The New Medicine Service (NMS) is a free NHS service that provides support for people with long-term conditions that are newly prescribed a medicine to help improve medicines adherence; it is initially focused on particular patient groups and conditions.
Benefits of the New Medicine Service
The aim of this service is to improve patient adherence to treatment and subsequently reduce medicine wastage. Also, to reduce hospital admissions from adverse drug reactions by identifying them in the early stages of the treatment. During your consultations with the pharmacist, you will also be advised on lifestyle interventions that will help with the management of your conditions.