Medicines: Care and Review
The Chronic Medication Service (CMS) has been renamed Medicines: Care and Review (MCR).
MCR 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. MCR aims to improve the patient’s understanding of their medicines and optimise the clinical benefits from their therapy.
Patients can be issued with long term (24, 48 or 56 week) Serial Prescriptions (SRx) by their GP Practice before or after registering for the MCR service.
Community Pharmacy Guidance
- NHS Scotland – Community Pharmacy Quick Guide (June 2020)
- NHS Scotland – Community Pharmacy Frequently Asked Questions (June 2020)
- Serial Prescribing Community Pharmacy Process V1 (February 2018)
- Serial Prescribing Community Pharmacy Sample SOP V3 (April 2018)
- Serial Prescription Tracker V4 (July 2018)
General Practice Guidance
- Serial Prescriptions – General Practice Process V3 DRAFT (June 2020)
- NHS Scotland – GP Practice Quick Guide (June 2020)
- Serial Prescription GP Poster (June 2019)
- NHS Scotland – GP Practice Frequently Asked Questions (June 2020)
- NHS Scotland – Serial Prescriptions Video (June 2020)
- NHS FV – SRx Patient Information Leaflet (June 2020)
- NHS FV – Shared Care Agreement (coming soon)
- NHS FV – Treatment Summary Reports Quick Guide (coming soon)
- CMS Incorrect Claim Notification Form (updated February 2019)
- The Yellow Card Scheme
- ePharmacy Helpdesk – 0131 275 6600 email@example.com
- IM&T Facilitator – Suzanne MacCrimmon – 07920294443, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Community Pharmacy Support – 01324 567935, email@example.com