MURs are an advanced service within the NHS community pharmacy contract. They involve a face-to-face consultation between a pharmacist and patient to discuss their prescribed and non-prescribed medicines.
What is the purpose of an MUR?
An MUR involves carrying out a structured review of a patients medicine to help them understand why they are taking a medicine, how they should take it and to talk through any side effects they may be experiencing.
The review should help patients to:
- understand their therapy
- identify any problems or side effects they are experiencing
- find possible solutions to any problems
Who should have an MUR?
An MUR is ideal for patients on multiple medicines, particularly those receiving medicines for long term conditions, patients taking high risk medicines, patients recently discharged from hospital who had changes made to their medicine while they were in hospital and patients with respiratory disease.