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Standards: Pharmacy

Volume 461: debated on Wednesday 20 June 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many medicine use reviews were undertaken in each of the last 10 years, broken down by primary care trust. (142487)

Medicine use reviews (MURs) were introduced on 1 April 2005 as an advanced service within the new contractual framework for community pharmacy, provided by accredited pharmacists in premises that had been accredited. Data on the number of MURs that pharmacists provided in the first year of the schemes operation, April 2005 to March 2006, were published in table 10 of the bulletin “General Pharmaceutical Services in England and Wales 1996-97 to 2005-06” published by the Information Centre for health and social care in 2006. A copy is available in the Library. Similar data for the period April 2006 to March 2007 will be published later this year. An advance copy is being placed in the Library. The total number of MURs for 2005-06 and 2006-07 were 150,000 and 560,000 respectively.