The Guardian newspaper has alleged that Boots the chemists has been putting pressure on staff to provide medicine-use reviews (MURs) to patients without a clinical need.
The newspaper said that “Boots has been accused of boosting its profits by forcing staff to abuse an NHS scheme intended to help sick patients”. The paper added that the chemists were providing MURs on each other and on patients who couldn’t use or benefit from them.
Boots have yet to deny the allegations but said:
“We make it clear to our colleagues that these services should not be undertaken inappropriately”.