New Medicine Service (NMS)

What is the New Medicine Service?

The New Medicine Service is a free NHS service, that lets Browns Pharmacy 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 any of the following conditions:

  • asthma
  • lung conditions such as chronic bronchitis and emphysema
  • type 2 diabetes
  • high blood pressure
  • conditions where you take a medicine to control the way your blood clots.

How will it help me?

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