NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde Area Drug and Therapeutics Committee
Greater Glasgow and Clyde Medicines

Archive for 2017

Message from Pharmacy Public Health re increase in measles in England

Posted: December 18, 2017.
Category - Medicines Update

Given the forthcoming festive period where individuals may be travelling to and from Scotland, community pharmacists are alerted to the recent steep increase  of measles cases in England in the past month, including North W...

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Eye infections in Children

Posted: December 18, 2017.
Category - Medicines Update

The Scottish Antimicrobial Pharmacists have recently provided some information on eye infections for the Care Inspectorate to ensure nurseries, schools and day care services are aware of what to do with children with conjunctivitis. The full ar...

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New Guideline – Treatment of Vitamin B12 Deficiency in Adults

Posted: December 18, 2017.
Category - Medicines Update

A new GGC guideline on the Treatment of Vitamin B12 Deficiency in Adults is available

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Guideline News Dec 2017

Posted: December 18, 2017.
Category - Medicines Update

New Adult NHSGGC Guidelines now available on StaffNet

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Ibuprofen and chickenpox – risk of serious skin reactions

Posted: December 18, 2017.
Category - Medicines Update

Key messages

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Formulary Update (December 2017)

Posted: December 18, 2017.
Category - Formulary Update

This post summarises the latest NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde decisions relating to new medicines considered by the Area Drug and Therapeutics Committee (ADTC) and uses a nationally developed format specifically aimed for patients and the public.

For full details of the medicines included in this post that are available for use, including any restrictions on prescribing, please see the relevant entry in the GGC Formulary.

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Medicines Update Primary Care December 2017

Posted: December 06, 2017.
Category - Medicines Update Primary Care
Tagged with - Paediatrics Shortages Pharmacy First Controlled Drugs Levothyroxine MHRA Reclassification Melatonin Shared Care Agreements

To view this bulletin in PDF format please click here

This bulletin contains infromation on :

  • What is Pharmacy First?
  • Controlled Drug Instalments
  • Levothyroxine Liquid Solution
  • MHRA reclassifies Dovonex ®Psoriasis Ointment
  • Melatonin use in Children
  • Drug Shortages

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Guideline News Nov 2017

Posted: November 20, 2017.
Category - Medicines Update

New Adult NHSGGC Guidelines now available on StaffNet

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MHRA Updates October 2017

Posted: November 20, 2017.
Category - Medicines Update

Drug Safety Update (October 2017) includes: Methylprednisolone injectable medicine contai...

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Melatonin Shared Care Agreement for use in children

Posted: November 20, 2017.
Category - Medicines Update

The Shared Care Agreement (SCA) for melatonin use in children with sleep disturbance has been reviewed and updated to reflect a change in preferred product, with a move away from Bio-melatonin® tablets as a result of recent national effecti...

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