Pharmacies offering the NMS and MURs may be interested to read recently published top tips on overcoming challenges such as recruiting patients, managing workload and selling the services to GPs.
The tips, suggested by community pharmacists and their teams, were collated following best practice events hosted by PSNC and NHS Employers, in association with Nottinghamshire and Hampshire & Isle of Wight LPCs, last summer, and many of them may be applicable to other services as well as the NMS and MURs
The top tips document has been uploaded to the resources section of our website.
NHS England agreed to extend the commissioning of the New Medicine Service (NMS) until the end of March 2014. This means that community pharmacies can continue to recruit new patients to the service up until 31st March 2014 and will receive payment for these patients even where the service is completed in April or May 2014. The service specification remains the same.