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NHS Discharge Medicines Service: part four

Find out how community pharmacy and GP/PCN teams contribute to the NHS DMS, in this module in conjunction with CPPE.

Welcome to the fourth module in our series looking at the NHS DMS. It is based on the Centre for Pharmacy Postgraduate Education (CPPE) NHS Discharge Medicines Service: improving outcomes for patients transferring care e-learning programme, and is designed to give pharmacy technicians an overview and better understanding of this area of practice.

Learning objectives

  • Understand the role of community pharmacists and pharmacy technicians in the NHS DMS
  • Be aware of what’s involved in the collecting and checking of information about a patient’s medicines and the key contacts needed
  • Know the role of GP/PCN pharmacy professionals in the NHS DMS.
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