- the Medicines Use Review and Prescription Intervention Service
The Medicines Use Review (MUR) and Prescription Intervention Service consists of accredited pharmacists undertaking structured adherence-centred reviews with patients on multiple medicines, particularly those receiving medicines for long term conditions.
National target groups have been agreed in order to guide the selection of patients to whom the service will be offered. The MUR process attempts to establish a picture of the patient's use of their medicines - both prescribed and non-prescribed. The review helps patients understand their therapy and it will identify any problems they are experiencing along with possible solutions. An MUR Feedback Form will be provided to the patient's GP where there is an issue for them to consider.
Pharmacists and pharmacy contractors practising in Wales should visit the Community Pharmacy Wales website for information on MURs in Wales.
Directions, Guidance and Service Specification
The legal basis for the service is provided by the Secretary of State Directions. The service specification provides a 'plain English' version of the Directions
PSNC and NHS Employers guidance on MURs for pharmacy contractors and their staff (updated September 2012)
A list of suggested questions has been developed to help shape the discussion pharmacists have with patients during the MUR consultation. The use of the questions is not compulsory, but pharmacists may find them useful to obtain the maximum amount of information from the patient’s perspective as is possible.
11. MUR funding
12. MUR statistics