New MUR target requirements from 1st October

New MUR target requirements from 1st October

September 13, 2019

New targeting requirements apply to Medicines Use Review (MURs) conducted from 1st October 2019, so community pharmacy contractors will need to update their standard operating procedure for the service to reflect these changes. These changes were agreed as part of the five-year Community Pharmacy Contractual Framework agreement.

Seventy percent of MURs conducted from 1st October 2019 to 31st March 2020 must be within the following two target groups:

  • patients taking high-risk medicines; or
  • patients recently discharged from hospital who had changes made to their medicines while they were in hospital.

From 1st October 2019, patients with respiratory disease and patients at risk of or diagnosed with cardiovascular disease and regularly being prescribed at least four medicines are no longer target groups for MURs.

Between 1st April 2019 and 31st March 2020, contractors can undertake up to 250 MURs per pharmacy, but no more than 200 may be undertaken between 1st April 2019 and 30th September 2019.

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