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Profession demands MUR 'culture change'

Pharmacists who took part in C+D's Twitter chat used the #MURabuse hashtag to demand a change to how the service is delivered

Pharmacists who took part in C+D’s Twitter debate last week (April 22) highlighted the need for a culture change to improve medicines use reviews (MURs), and called for a new approach to the service to counter allegations of abuse.

Community pharmacist Chris Bonsell suggested that the profession needs to change the way it looks at MURs, and stressed pharmacists should not consider the 400 limit as a target. 

Pharmacist Emily Bond said that companies, as well as contractors and individual pharmacists, need to be held accountable by the regulator, the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC). 

While a pharmacist tweeting as Mr G suggested that payments for the service should be changed.

This is the latest in a series of articles exploring the issue of MUR abuse, following on from our Twitter debate. For all of the coverage on #MURabuse, see our dedicated page.


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