MUR record keeping and data requirements

MUR record keeping and data requirements

Pharmacists providing MURs must keep records of each one provided using a national dataset.

Community pharmacy contractors must also be able to provide a summary of their MURs conducted on a quarterly basis to NHS England (the NHSBSA collect this information on behalf of NHS England).

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Record keeping and the MUR dataset

The requirements to use the MUR form to record the MUR consultation and to give a copy of the completed form to the patient were removed on 1st July 2012. They were replaced by a requirement for contractors to capture and retain an MUR dataset for every MUR undertaken:

MUR dataset (following 2019-20 CPCF changes)

From 1st October 2019, cardiovascular risk and respiratory disease were removed from the MUR target groups, which meant a change to the national dataset.

The data collected from each MUR needs to be kept for two years from the date the service is completed and may be stored electronically.

Pharmacists may wish to keep additional clinical records over and above the MUR dataset to support their ongoing care of the patient. 

MUR worksheet

PSNC has developed an MUR worksheet for use when providing an MUR. Contractors/pharmacists are free to develop their own approach to making records of MURs as long as they ensure they collect the MUR dataset as a minimum.

PSNC MUR worksheet (following 2019-20 CPCF changes) (Microsoft Word)

PSNC MUR worksheet following 2019-20 CPCF changes) (PDF) 

Reporting information on the MUR service to NHS England (via the NHSBSA)

Contractors providing the MUR service must collate information on the MURs provided each quarter and this must be provided to NHS England; the NHSBSA collect this information on behalf of NHS England. If a contractor normally provides MURs but does not do so in a specific quarter, there is no requirement for the contractor to submit a ‘nil-return’ submission of data to the NHSBSA.

Each contractor providing MURs must submit their completed quarterly MUR electronic reporting templates to the NHSBSA.

Contractors must submit the completed MUR electronic reporting templates to the NHSBSA within 10 working days from the last day of the quarter the data refers to (last day of June, September, December and March).

There are two ways to submit your electronic reporting templates to the NHSBSA and contractors can choose which method to use (but it should be noted that most contractors find submitting data via the online form is the easiest approach):

  1. Online form
  2. Electronic Reporting Template

Further information and links to the online form and electronic reporting template can be found on the NHSBSA website.

A paper-based approach can be taken to collating this data throughout the quarter so that you can then submit the data to the NHSBSA at the end of the quarter. The following form has been designed to allow this paper-based collation of data:

PSNC MUR data collation sheet (Microsoft Word)

PSNC MUR data collation sheet (PDF)

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