This page contains a number of resources produced by PSNC and other organisations to support pharmacists when they are providing Medicines Use Reviews (MURs).
Click on a heading below for more information.
Getting started with MURs
Guidance for conducting MURs – a guide on conducting MURs produced by Derbyshire’s PCTs and community pharmacists as part of the Community Pharmacy Framework Collaborative
Royal Pharmaceutical Society MUR support hub (please note RPS login required)
The PSNC, ‘Get a Free Medicines Check from your Local Pharmacist’ campaign materials allow contractors and LPCs to promote the availability of Medicines Use Reviews to patients.
Clinical conditions/therapy areas
The NHS website: nhs.uk/medicines
Pfizer anticoagulant toolkit (please note you will need to register on the website and have an Alliance Healthcare account number or Pfizer customer account number to complete the registration process).
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
National Pharmacy Association – Managing COPD in community pharmacy MUR crib sheet (please note NPA login required)
National Pharmacy Association – Diabetes resources (please note NPA login required)
Natonal Pharmacy Association – Making best use of consultation areas (please note NPA login required)
Communicating with patients
PSNC and NHS Employers have updated the text of the above booklet to reflect the new patient consent arrangements introduced in October 2011 and the changes to the NHS structure in 2013.
Pfizer scratch card
This scratch card was launched in October 2014 as part of Pfizer’s ongoing campaign to raise awareness of medicines optimisation. The aim is to increase patient interaction with the pharmacy team to create opportunities to engage patients which pharmacy services such as MURs and the New Medicine Service.
Resources to support the campaign can be ordered from accesspfizer.co.uk
PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) – The value of community pharmacy: full report and summary report.
This report contains a chapter which provides PwC’s assessment of the value associated with community pharmacy’s current role in providing the Medicines Use Review service in England.
National Pharmacy Association – MUR Standard Operating Procedure (please note NPA login required)
NHS Identity Guidelines: NHS logo use by pharmacies
In January 2017 NHS England updated the guidelines on the use of the NHS Identity, including revised guidance for all primary care contractors who are commissioned under a primary care contract. Where pharmacy contractors choose to use the NHS identity, they must ensure that the revised guidance is adhered to when producing, updating or replacing designs.