Fri 12th Feb 2021

“The Discharge Medicines Service (DMS) is a new Essential service which pharmacies in England must provide from 15th February 2021. NHS Trusts will be able to refer patients who would benefit from extra support with their medicines after they are discharged from hospital, to their community pharmacy. As this is an essential service, pharmacists and pharmacy technicians must have the necessary knowledge and competence to undertake it safely and effectively.

 

In order to do this, they must complete the following actions:

 

  • Read and understand the section on DMS within the NHSE&I guidance on the regulations (Section 8)

  • Read and understand the NHS DMS toolkit

  • Complete the DMS Declaration of Competence

  • Read and understand the SOP for the service (SOP DMS)

 

There is also a CPPE NHS Discharge Medicines Service eLearning and assessment which is recommended but not compulsory.”