The New Medicine Service (NMS) was the fourth advanced service to be added to the Community Pharmacy Contractual Framework and commenced on 1st October 2011.

The service provides support for people with long-term conditions newly prescribed a medicine to help improve medicines adherence; it is initially focused on particular patient groups and conditions.

We would advise all locums to gain their NMS accreditation from their CPD provider as this will significantly increase your chances of being booked into a shift over another locum without the accreditation.

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