Association of Pharmacy
Technicians UK (APTUK)
The Professional Leadership Body for Pharmacy Technicians

MURs and the NMS at discharge



This CPD module is about current thinking on MURs and the NMS at discharge. It will consider the transfer of patients and their medication from secondary care to primary care and how this can be supported with the provision of medicines use reviews (MURs) and the new medicine service (NMS) as part of medicines optimisation.

Community pharmacies can use MURs and the NMS to improve patient care post-discharge


To describe how community pharmacy can support the discharge process using the new medicine service (NMS) and medicines use reviews (MURs).


After completing this module, you should:

  • Be aware of the problems that can occur with patient medication after discharge from hospital
  • Understand how the NMS can help to improve patient care
  • Understand how MURs can also be of benefit after hospital discharge.

Contributing author:

Nina Barnett, consultant pharmacist, older people.

About this module

This CPD module is designed for community pharmacy technicians to use as part of their continuing professional development. Reflection exercises have been included to help start you off in the CPD learning cycle.

Record your learning and how you applied it in your practice using the action and evaluation record at the end of this module, which will then be stored in your personal learning log. You must be registered on the website to do this.

Continuing professional development (CPD) is a statutory requirement for pharmacy technicians. Completion of this module will contribute to the nine pieces of CPD that must be recorded a year, as stipulated by the GPhC. 



Click here to download a PDF of the module as it appeared in print. You can still use your online learning log to record your learning outcomes and impact on your practice.

Originally Published by Training Matters

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