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Targeted MURs: an introduction

Targeted MURs: an introduction

Confused about targeted MURs? In the first part of our four-part guide, and the second part of our Tools for NMS + MUR series, Trudy Thomas reveals the service's details and the steps you need to take to be ready for the changes on October 1


Changes to the English national community pharmacy contract that were announced in March 2011 will be introduced from October 1. These changes include the introduction of targeted MURs (tMURs). From October 2011, pharmacies will need to carry out at least 50 per cent of their MURs with patients in set target groups.

There are currently three national target groups: • Patients taking high risk medicines (a more patient friendly name for these may be adopted nationally for use

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