Medicines Usage Review

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 understanding of their medication, ensuring they know how their medicines should be used and why they must take them, identifying any problems and then providing feedback to the prescribe via the NHS MUR form. The patient also receives a copy of this form. An MUR is usually conducted once a year.

An MUR is a way to:

1. Improve patients’ understanding of their medicines.
2. Highlight problematic side effects & propose solutions where appropriate.
3. Improve compliance.
4. Reduce medicines wastage, usually by encouraging the patient only to order the medicines they require.

What does it involve?
The pharmacist may ask the patient to bring their medication (including purchased medicines) with them to the review.

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