If you are prescribed a new medicine to treat a long-term condition for the first time, you can get help and advice about your medicines from your local pharmacist through an NHS scheme called the New Medication Service (NMS)
When starting medication, patients will often have a number of questions, or worry about possible effects.
Our pharmacist can help you understand:
- What the medication is for
- How and when to take your medication to the best from it
- What potential side effects there may be?
- What follow up will be required
- Whether other medication can be stopped
You can register for the service when you bring in your new prescription.
Our pharmacist can support you to get the best from your medication and will follow up with you after you start your medication to check you are not having any problems with the new medicines. We can then communicate any issues back with the GP and help to resolve any problems.
The pharmacist is always available to talk to you about your medicines when you need help.