(Pharmaceutical care of patients with long term conditions)
The Chronic Medication Service (CMS) allows patients with long-term conditions to register with a community pharmacy of their choice for the provision of pharmaceutical care as part of a shared agreement between the patient, community pharmacist and General Practitioner (GP). It introduces a more systematic way of working and formalises the role of community pharmacists in the management of individual patients with long term conditions in order to assist in improving the patient’s understanding of their medicines and optimising the clinical benefits from their therapy.
Stage 1: involves the registration of patients with long term conditions
Stage 2: introduces a generic pharmaceutical care planning framework which is based on the systematic approach to the practice of pharmaceutical care as described in the Clinical Resource and Audit Group (CRAG) Framework document, Clinical Pharmacy Practice in Primary Care.
Stage 3: establishes the shared care element which allows a patient’s GP to produce a 24 or 48 week serial prescription for a patient which is dispensed at appropriate time intervals determined by the GP.
Further information is available on the website:-
ePharmacy Helpdesk - Practitioner Services
NHS National Services Scotland
Gyle Square, 1 South Gyle Crescent
Phone: 0131 275 6600
Fax: 0131 275 7266
Last updated: July 1, 2020 4:28 pm