What is the proposed NHS Discharge Medicines Service and how will it help people such as adult social care users to avoid hospital readmission?

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What is the proposed NHS Discharge Medicines Service and how will it help people such as adult social care users to avoid hospital readmission?

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The NHS Discharge Medicines Service is being introduced from July 2020. Under the scheme hospitals will be able to refer any patient to their community pharmacy if they are being discharged and it is believed that they would benefit from extra guidance and support relating to newly prescribed medicines. The patients, who may include adult social care service users, will be digitally referred.

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