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Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee

MUR Statistics

Latest NHS Prescription Services figures of MURs conducted published are detailed below. These figures relate to England only:

Month Number Value (£)
April 2011 175,674  4,918,872
May 2011  196,376  5,498,527
June 2011  227,865  6,380,220
July 2011  213,776   5,985,719 
August 2011   203,182   5,689,087
September 2011  236,753  6,629,075
October 2011   167,573    4,692,044 
November 2011  187,395   5,247,060 
December 2011  151,460   4,240,880 
January 2012  222,693  6,235,404
February 2012  220,882  6,184,696
March 2012  222,281 6,223,866 
TOTAL 2,203,628  67,925,449
Month Number Value (£)
April 2012 205,905 5,765,368
May 2012 249,986 6,999,620
June 2012 198,820 5,566,960
July 2012 224,054 6,273,524
August 2012 218,733 6,124,536
September 2012 226,167 6,332,689
October 2012 263,740 7,384,720
November 2012 259,591 7,268,548
December 2012 183,729 5,144,422
January 2013 271,147 7,592,116
February 2013    
March 2013    
TOTAL 2,301,875 64,452,503

MUR volume and values

Number of pharmacies in England that claimed MUR payments from the NHS Prescription Services:

Month Number of Pharmacies
January 2012 8,505
February 2012 8,433
March 2012 8,152
April 2012 8,900
May 2012 9,029
June 2012 8,943
July 2012 9,021
August 2012 8,980
September 2012 9,140
October 2012 9,309
November 2012 9,314
December 2012 8,852

PSNC have collated the average number of MURs conducted per pharmacy claiming MUR payment and the average number of MURs conducted per pharmacy in England. These figures are based on NHS Prescription Services data.  

Month MUR/Claiming Pharmacy* MUR/Pharmacy^
April 2011 21.87 16.13
May 2011  23.83 18.04
June 2011  27.02  20.91 
July 2011  25.30  19.57
August 2011  24.29  18.50
September 2011   27.77   21.54
October 2011   20.01    15.16 
November 2011   22.19   16.99
December 2011  18.73   13.66 
January 2012  26.18 19.96
February 2012 26.21 19.78
March 2012  27.33 19.89 
Month MUR/Claiming Pharmacy* MUR/Pharmacy^
April 2012 23.14 18.38
May 2012 27.85 22.42
June 2012 22.42 17.85
July 2012 24.98 19.96
August 2012 24.37 19.41
September 2012 24.82 20.05
October 2012 28.36 23.27
November 2012 27.84 22.79
December 2012 20.75 16.10
January 2013 29.59 23.79
February 2013    
March 2013    

*Number of MURs per pharmacy claiming MUR payments
^Number of MURs per pharmacy in England


Breakdown of MURs by area

Excel spreadsheets of NMS and MURs conducted by pharmacy contractors in England

Prior to PCTs being abolished in April 2013, NHS Prescription Services figures of MURs conducted in each PCT area were collated into LPC area reports, which can be accessed in the NHS Prescription Statistics Archive.

Click here to view the NHS Statistics page.