New Medicine Service


New Medicine Service

The New Medicine Service is offered at no cost under the NHS services. It primarily gives support to those struggling with newly prescribed medication for chronic diseases. This helps in medication adherence and focuses on specific conditions as well as patient groups. At Horbury Road Pharmacy, we are proud to provide you with the New Medicine Service in Wakefield.


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What’s the purpose of the New Medicine Service in Wakefield?

The NMS service aims mainly to improve treatment adherence by patients and ultimately minimise wasting medicines. It also helps in reducing admissions to hospitals because of adverse medicine reactions by pointing out the issues in advance during the treatment process. We will advise you on lifestyle adjustments that will assist you in managing your condition during a consultation with us.


Who is eligible for the New Medicine Service in Wakefield?

Anyone who just started a new medication for conditions such as diabetes, hypertension, asthma/COPD, or Antiplatelet/Anticoagulant therapy might be eligible for this service. One of our trained pharmacists will guide you through this by providing general information regarding your new medication. They will also inform you about the service during your first consultation and will organise a face-to-face or phone follow-up meeting for the following 2 weeks.


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What does a follow-up meeting entail?

In your follow-up meeting, our pharmacist will ask how you are coping with your new medication. They will explore any problems you might be experiencing and provide relevant support and advice. They will then organise a final consultation in the following 1 to 2 weeks. This will ensure you understand your new treatment and are not going through any severe side effects.

Feel free to talk to one of our pharmacists or staff member to confirm if you qualify for the New Medicine Service when you start a new medication next time.

Get in touch with us today to learn more about the New Medication Service in Wakefield.


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