National Drugs Management Scheme

The National Drugs Management Scheme (NDMS) is a web based centralised funding and reimbursement system for High Cost Drugs. The system is now in place within our acute hospitals for the purchase and provision of approved high cost drugs.

This means that all approved high cost drugs on the system will be purchased and paid for through the system and not by individual hospitals. 

Although the system will initially focus on second line disease modifying medicines- Natalizumab (Tysabri) and Alemtuzumab (Lemtrada) for Multiple Sclerosis (MS) patients in the acute hospital setting, the list of drugs covered by the National Drugs Management Scheme may expand over time.

The primary goal is to ensure equitable access for all patients to specified high-cost drugs, regardless of their geographical location and to support hospitals in meeting the financial burden of providing these drugs to patients. 

The National Drug Management Programme oversees the operational management of the scheme. 

Contact: if you require any further information on the scheme.

The Primary Care Reimbursement Service (PCRS) on behalf of the Acute Hospital Division (AHD) facilitates all hospital reimbursement claims under the scheme.

NDMP Alemtuzumab Protocol

NDMP Natalizumab Protocol

NDMP Patient Information Leaflet