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.
@CandDAnnabelle I feel we have started to look at MURs the wrong way. 400 is a limit, not a target. There needs to be a culture change— Chris Bonsell (@ChrisBCPPE) April 22, 2016
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).
#MURabuse make organisations accountable to gphc so individuals can report undue pressure to perform— Emily Bond (@EmilyJaneBond82) April 22, 2016
While a pharmacist tweeting as Mr G suggested that payments for the service should be changed.
#MURabuse targets creates a culture of bullying— Sushil Sharma (@sushvilla) 28 April 2016
Can the professional culture around MURs be changed?
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