If you are prescribed a medicine to treat a long-term condition for the first time, you may be able to get extra help and advice about your medicine from your local pharmacist through a free NHS scheme called the New Medication Service (NMS).
People often have problems when they start a new medicine. As part of the scheme, the pharmacist will support you over several weeks to use the medicine safely and to best effect. In some cases where there is a problem and a solution cannot be found between you and the pharmacist, you will be referred back to your doctor.
When you take your new prescription to your local Davidsons pharmacy, your pharmacist will invite you to take part. We will require you to register for the service.
Do I have to talk about my medicines over the counter in the pharmacy?
All our pharmacies have a private consultation area. This is a separate room where you can’t be overheard.
How long will each appointment take?
The consultations are designed to fit around you, but a typical consultation will take around 5 to 10 minutes.