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What proportion of prescription items dispensed in community pharmacies are eligible for the New Medicine Service? (2014)
Journal Article
Wells, K. M., Boyd, M. J., Thornley, T., & Boardman, H. F. (in press). What proportion of prescription items dispensed in community pharmacies are eligible for the New Medicine Service?. BMC Health Services Research, 14(1), doi:10.1186/1472-6963-14-115. ISSN 1472-6963

Background: The payment structure for the New Medicine Service (NMS) in England is based on the assumption that 0.5% of prescription items dispensed in community pharmacies are eligible for the service. This assumption is based on a theoretical calcu... Read More

Medicines use reviews: a potential resource or lost opportunity for general practice? (2013)
Journal Article
Latif, A., Pollock, K., & Boardman, H. F. (2013). Medicines use reviews: a potential resource or lost opportunity for general practice?. BMC Family Practice, 14, doi:10.1186/1471-2296-14-57. ISSN 1471-2296

Background: Patient non-adherence to medicines represents a significant waste of health resource and lost opportunity for health gain. Medicine management services are a key health policy strategy to encourage patients to take medicines as they are p... Read More