The Medicines Use Review (MUR) is a structured review that is undertaken by a pharmacist to help patients to manage their medicines more effectively.
The MUR involves the pharmacist reviewing the patient’s USE of their medication, ensuring they understand how their medicines should be used and why they have to take them, identifying any problems and then providing feedback to the prescriber via the NHS MUR form. The patient also receives a copy of this form. An MUR is not usually conducted more than once a year.
The pharmacist will ask the patient to bring their medication (including purchased medicines) with them to the review.
Discussions with the patient may include:
The review will be recorded on a national standard form. A copy will be retained in the pharmacy, a copy given to the patient and a copy sent to the GP. There may be action points for all parties dependent on the outcomes of the review, but the majority will be patient orientated.
Price: Free NHS Service