New Medicine Service (NMS)
The PSNC website includes details for the New Medicine Service (NMS) and can be accessed here: https://psnc.org.uk/services-commissioning/advanced-services/nms/.
Referral for New Medicine Service Template
The following templates can be used by prescribers to refer patients for an NMS.
Template Letter for GP NMS Referral for Patients Newly Prescribed Hypertension Medicine – Leeds
Template Letter for GP NMS Referral for Patients Newly Prescribed Hypertension Medicine – WY
Template Letter for GP NMS Referral for Patients Newly Prescribed an Anticoagulant
NMS Referral Letter – All NMS Groups
NMS Referral Letter – Diabetes
NMS Referral Letter – Respiratory Asthma
NMS Referral Letter – Respiratory COPD
Quarterly reporting for Q2 2022/23
On 29th September 2022, NHS England confirmed, in its primary care bulletin, that community pharmacy contractors are not required to submit their completed NMS quarterly summary data to the NHS Business Services Authority for July to September 2022 (Quarter 2), as this requirement has been postponed again.
PSNC is pressing NHS England for a review of this data requirement and for early confirmation for contractors on a decision regarding reporting for quarters 3 and 4 in 2022/23.
CPWY advises contractors to check the PSNC website for the current position on NMS quarterly reporting.
The NHS Business Services Authority (NHSBSA) now administers the collection of completed NMS electronic reporting templates from pharmacy contractors on behalf of NHS England. Pharmacy contractors will no longer receive any reminder and will therefore need to remember to submit their completed quarterly NMS electronic reporting templates to the NHSBSA via the Information Services Portal.
For further information please click on the link below: http://www.nhsbsa.nhs.uk/PrescriptionServices/5539.aspx
Last Updated: 28th October 2022