Help with new medicines
When you start taking a medicine for the first time it can be a daunting and confusing experience. At Priory Fields Pharmacy we can help you through this by providing you with advice and support through the New Medicine Service.
The NHS New Medicine Service can help you if you have been newly prescribed a medicine to treat one of the following conditions:
- Asthma and other respiratory diseases
- High Blood Pressure
- You have been prescribed Warfarin or Clopidogrel or any medication to thin the blood
It can take place over the telephone or in the consultation room at Priory Fields Pharmacy. The first consultation will probably take about 15 minutes. You’ll get a telephone call a couple of weeks later (or call in to Priory Fields Pharmacy) to resolve any outstanding issues – or you can at that point be referred back to your GP if you decide you need more help.
There are other medicines advice services available from Priory Fields Pharmacy. If you are taking two or more prescribed medicines for a long term medical condition, the NHS Medicines Use Review is another free NHS service that can help you get maximum benefit from your medicines.