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Extra medicines use reviews data must be captured from July

By News team

Pharmacists will be required to collect extra data about medicine use reviews from this summer, in changes that are intended to ensure the benefits of the service are demonstrated to commissioners.

From 1 July 2012, contractors in England will be required to send additional information about MURs to primary care trusts when requested to do so. Following negotiations between NHS Employers and the Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee, contractors will be expected to submit information about the number of medicines — both prescription and over-the-counter — used by patients who receive an MUR. The number of patients given brief advice about a healthier lifestyle and the type of advice given (eg, smoking, sexual health) should also be recorded.

In addition, from July pharmacists should record whether an improvement is expected in a patient’s adherence to their medicines as a result of an MUR consultation, and specify the reason — for example, through a better understanding of how to take medicines.

Under a further change to the service, to be implemented "in due course", pharmacists should only contact a patient’s GP if an issue is identified during an MUR that the pharmacist believes the GP should be informed about. In such cases, a feedback form should be completed and sent to the patient’s GP.

A briefing document outlining the changes is available from the PSNC website.

Citation: The Pharmaceutical Journal URI: 11101616

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