Conducting MURs off the pharmacy premises

Conducting MURs off the pharmacy premises

Though the Medicines Use Review (MUR) service was designed to be provided in the pharmacy, it is possible to conduct MURs in other venues. The local NHS England team must give consent to community pharmacy contractors wishing to carry out consultations off the pharmacy premises, and this consent can be for:

  • a specific premises (e.g. a specific room in a local GP practice); or
  • a specific premises or a category of premises for a category of patients (e.g. a care home for care home residents); or
  • specific premises for a specific patient (e.g. in a patient’s own home).

MURs can also be provided exceptionally by telephone, but only where the local NHS England team gives its approval for a particular patient, and on a particular occasion. The Directions require a telephone MUR to be carried out such that no-one can overhear the consultation.

Contractors can use PSNC’s PREM2 forms to make applications to their local NHS England team:

Application to undertake MURs off the pharmacy premises at alternative premises with a consultation area:

Form PREM2A (PDF)         Form PREM2A (Microsoft Word)

Application to undertake MURs off the pharmacy premises at alternative premises for a particular patient on a particular occasion:

Form PREM2B (PDF)          Form PREM2B (Microsoft Word)

Application to undertake MURs off the pharmacy premises at alternative premises or a category of premises for a particular category of patients:

Form PREM2C (PDF)          Form PREM2C (Microsoft Word)

Application to undertake an MUR by telephone for a particular patient on a particular occasion:

Form PREM2D (PDF)          Form PREM2D (Microsoft Word)  

The completed form should be sent to your local NHS England team:

NHS England local team email addresses for community pharmacy matters

NHS England’s Pharmacy Manual (pg 226-231) details the procedure local NHS England teams should follow when they receive applications from contractors to provide MUR services at premises other than the listed pharmacy premises or by telephone. Contractors may find it useful to read this section to ensure they are providing all the information required for the local NHS England team to make a decision on the application.

 



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