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New Medicine Service

New Medicine Service
New Medicine Service

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);
-Parkinson’s disease;
-Urinary incontinence/retention;
-Heart failure;
-Acute coronary syndromes;
-Atrial fibrillation;
-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.