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New Medicine Service

The New Medicine Service is an NHS service provided by pharmacists to patients who have been prescribed medication to treat one of the following 4 conditions:

  • Asthma / Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

  • Type 2 Diabetes

  • Antiplatelet / Anticoagulant therapy (known as blood thinners)

  • Hypertension/high blood pressure

What does this service involve?

You will participate in two short consultations with one of our pharmacists, either in person or by telephone.

The first will take place 1-2 weeks after you have started taking your new medicine to enable the pharmacist to establish whether you are experiencing any side effects.

The second consultation happens 2 weeks after the first one. The purpose of the second consultation is to ensure that you are still taking your medicine properly and to have a chat about any problems you may have been experiencing when we first spoke.

Do I have to pay for this service?

No, you do not have to pay.

This is a free NHS service.

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