Medicines Management

Medicines Management 

Medicines Use Review (MUR)

A Medicines Use Review aims to improve understanding and adherence to medicines by identifying and addressing factors linked to non-adherence behaviours.

Patients with complex difficulties in understanding and adhering to medications (and their family/whanau) receive personalised education and support to improve self-management. This is achieved through tailored education for greater understanding of what their prescribed medications are through an agreed action plan to address adherence issues.

College Education and Training provide a training programme for pharmacists to become accredited to provide the MUR service.

The training Programme consists of the following topics
  • Adherence and Medicine Management Services
  • Effective Communication
  • Documenting the MUR Service
  • Maintaining Ongoing Quality
  • Assessments (online assessments and undertaking a patient MUR consultation)

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Medicines Therapy Assessment (MTA)

The Medicines Therapy Assessment (MTA) is a systematic, patient-centred clinical assessment of all medicines currently taken by a patient, identifying, resolving and preventing medication-related problems as well as optimising the effectiveness of medication treatment.

The pharmacist discusses aspects of adherence and use of prescribed therapy with the patient. This is summarised and a care plan based on therapeutic priorities is collaboratively developed with the prescriber.

The Standards for MTA were developed and set by a steering group of respected pharmacists and are endorsed by the Pharmacy Council of New Zealand.

To become accredited to provide MTA services, pharmacists must submit a portfolio documenting evidence against the Medicines Therapy Assessment Standards.Check the Eligibility Flowchart if you are interested in becoming accredited to provide MTA services.

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Email us: education@psnz.org.nz for more information