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Medicine Use Reviews
What a medicines use review is
A medicines use review is an appointment with a pharmacist to focus on how you are getting on with your medicines. It takes place in a private consultation room in the pharmacy. It is an NHS service you don't need to pay for it.
The meeting is to:
(1) Help you to find out more about the medicines you are taking.
(2) Pick up any problems you are having with your medicines.
(3) Improve the effectiveness of your medicines. There may be easier ways to take them, or you may find you need fewer medicines than before.
(4) Get better value for the NHS, making sure that your medicines are right for you and prevents unnecessary waste.
The pharmacist you meet with will have questions to ask you, and may suggest changes to the way you take your medicines. You may have concerns or questions that you want to ask. You can ask anything at all about your medicines
Remember you can ask your pharmacist questions at any time, but a review will give you both more time to concentrate on you and your medicines.
A typical review will take between 10 and 20 minutes.
So call into Kepple Lane Pharmacy and speak to your Pharmacist about a "Medicine Use Review"
New Medicine Service
New Medicine Service (NMS)
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 scheme called the New Medicine 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.
The service is only available to people using certain medicines. 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.
The service is only available for people living in England, and only for those who have been prescribed a new medicine for the conditions listed:
(2) Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
(3) Type 2 diabetes
(4) High blood pressure
(5) People who have been given a new blood-thinning medicine
When you take your new prescription to Kepple Lane Pharmacy, ask the pharmacist if you can take part in the service.
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