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Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee

Providing the NMS

1) Standard Operating Procedure

All pharmacies providing the NMS must have a Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) in place for the service. A template SOP can be downloaded from the NPA website.


2) Obtaining patient consent

The service specification for the NMS says that written consent needs to be obtained from patients. The wording of a consent declaration which must be used in any consent forms is detailed in the document below.

NMS and MUR patient consent requirements

PSNC template NMS and MUR consent form (to which a pharmacy address can be added) (Microsoft Word)

PSNC template NMS and MUR consent form (PDF)

Alternative consent form which allows the patient's ethnicity to be recorded:

PSNC template NMS and MUR consent form with ethnicity data collection (to which a pharmacy address can be added) (Microsoft Word)

PSNC template NMS amd MUR consent form with ethnicity data collection (PDF)

GPhC guidance on Consent


3) Information for patients on NMS

The service specification requires information on NMS to be given to the patient; this requirement may be fulfilled by providing a leaflet to the patient. PSNC and NHS Employers have developed text for use in a patient leaflet on NMS; its use is not a mandatory service requirement.

NMS patient leaflet (Microsoft Word)

NMS patient leaflet (PDF)

Royal Pharmaceutical Society NMS video for patients


4) Interview schedule

The NMS interview schedule can be used by pharmacists to help shape the conversation they have with patients at the intervention and follow up stages of the service. The interview is based on the approach used in the proof of concept research and members of the original research team have helped to design it.

Interview schedule with notes

Interview schedule without notes

 

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