New Medicines Service

Get support from your pharmacist when you have been newly prescribed a medicine with the free NHS New Medicine Service at Links Pharmacy.

Why use the New Medicine Service?

If you have recently been prescribed a new medicine to help treat a long term condition your pharmacist could support you to ensure you are taking your medication appropriately especially during the early stage.

What is a New Medicine Service?

This is a free NHS service available at Links Pharmacy.  It allows you to discuss with your pharmacist newly prescribed medication to treat one or more of the following long term conditions:

  • Type 2 diabetes
  • High blood pressure
  • Conditions that require blood-thinning medication
  • Asthma
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

How it Works

  1. Enquire in the pharmacy to see if you are eligible for the service or the pharmacy team will advise if a consultation is possible
  2. Have a 10-15 minute consultation with the pharmacist if you are eligible for the service in the first 7-14 days of starting treatment
  3. A follow up consultation 14-28 days later after starting treatment