Discharge Medicines Service


The Discharge Medicines Service (DMS) became a new Essential service within the Community Pharmacy Contractual Framework (CPCF) on 15th February 2021.

We recognise that referrals are not yet consistent across the county, but all of our hospitals are now making referrals, and also patients do attend specialist centres outside of Essex.

This service does not have an “opt out” as advanced services do, or that the pilot “EMOP” service had, IT IS AN ESSENTIAL SERVICE.