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Pharmacists must be ECP accredited to provide this service
A MUR is a FREE one on one session between a patient and a MUR qualified pharmacist. MURs are intended for patients with medicines adherence issues and/or poor understanding or confusion with their medicines.
The aim of a MUR is to improve patients adherence to their medication by improving understanding of medicines, and when and how best to take them. The mobile pharmacist receives a referral to visit the patient. The mobile pharmacist then gathers information on the patients medication to ensure the most up to date list of medicines is developed. The mobile MUR pharmacist will visit the patient in their own home (whanau, caregivers are welcome to attend sessions) and develops strategies with the patient and their whanau to resolve any issues in order to improve medication adherence. Once the visit has been completed, a report will be sent to patients GP, referrer and patients regular pharmacy.
The clinical pharmacist is a link between primary and secondary Care and has been employed to work with patients having the hardest time dealing with their medicines (for example, are on complicated drug regimes; have frequent hospital admissions; have poor renal function, etc). The clinical pharmacist will undertake a thorough review looking at doctors notes, laboratory results and other relevant information to form the best picture about the patient and their medications. The clinical pharmacist will work with the patient (whanau/caregivers) and their doctor to ensure they are on the best medication regime and also that it fits with their lifestyle.
There is a range of other services available to patients from community pharmacy. This includes, but is not limited to:
For more information about Midland Community Pharmacy Group and the services community pharmacy can offer your practice, contact 07 858 5921.