What is the New Medicine Service?
The New Medicine Service (NMS) is a free NHS service, that lets M W Phillips help you with your new medicine.
Who is it for?
The service is for patients who have received their first prescription for a medicine to treat certain medical conditions. Some of examples of this are;
-Asthma and COPD:
-Diabetes (Type 2);
-Acute coronary syndromes;
-Long term risks of venous thromboembolism/embolism;
-Stroke / transient ischemic attack; and
-Coronary heart disease
Between 30% and 50% of prescribed medicines are not taken as recommended, preventing these patients from receiving the full benefit of their treatment.
The service gives you:
- More information about the new medicine you are taking
- A chance to ask questions about your medicine and discuss any concerns
- Supports you through the first few weeks of taking the new medicine
For more information please visit the NHS website, or visit one of our M W Phillips branches.