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NHS Discharge Medicines Service: part three

Find out how hospital/acute care teams contribute to the NHS DMS, in this module in conjunction with CPPE.

Welcome to the third 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 what hospital and acute care teams are responsible for in the NHS DMS
  • Be aware of the situations deemed high-risk where an NHS DMS referral would be of benefit
  • Know what kind of information should be transferred between settings.
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