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

Latest News & Postscripts

What’s the right treatment for you?

Posted: June 27, 2016.
Category - Medicines Update

Medicines in Scotland: What’s the right treatment for you? Information for patients and the public   This recently published medicines

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Formulary Update (June 2016)

Posted: June 20, 2016.
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).  The new format, which is aimed at the public and patients is currently being piloted.

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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NHSGGC Subscribes to BMJ Quality – Publish your QI work for FREE!

Posted: June 07, 2016.
Category - Medicines Update

NHSGGC Subscribes to BMJ Quality – Publish your QI work for FREE! NHSGGC now subscribe to BMJ Quality and all staff can access this key resource.  This is particularly relevant to staff involved in quality improvement (QI) wo...

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Therapeutics Handbook for Adults: Update May 2016

Posted: June 01, 2016.
Category - Medicines Update Acute

As reported previously the GGC Medicines App is being upgraded during June and July and no updates to content will occur during this period....

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New WOSCAN protocols (May 2016)

Posted: June 01, 2016.
Category - Medicines Update Oncology

The following West of Scotland Cancer Network (WOSCAN) protocols have been prepared in response to national guidance and are now available on the WOSCAN intranet site (NHS network access required): Gefitinib for the treatment of ad...

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Access to the British National Formulary and British National Formulary for Children

Posted: May 20, 2016.
Category - Medicines Update

Access to the British National Formulary (BNF) and British National Formulary for children (BNFC)The BNF and BNFC publications are available either electronically or as a printed book version.  The preferred method o...

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Acute Care…..New TrakCare Referral to the Adult Anticoagulation Service

Posted: May 19, 2016.
Category - Medicines Update Acute
Tagged with - Anticoagulants

Prior to discharge, a prescriber must refer all patients on, or to be commenced on, warfarin (or acenocoumarol) to the Glasgow and Clyde Anticoagulation Service (GCAS).  This should be regardless

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GGC Medicines App & Adult Therapeutics Handbook (Desktop version) Upgrade

Posted: May 18, 2016.
Category - Medicines Update Acute
Tagged with - Therapeutic Handbook

GGC Medicines App & Adult Therapeutics Handbook (Desktop version) Upgrade The GGC Medicines App and desktop site software is being upgraded in June and July for launch in August 2016. Users will notice the following...

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Guideline News

Posted: May 18, 2016.
Category - Medicines Update Acute
Tagged with - SIGN NICE Guidelines Update

NHSGGC Guidelines now available on StaffNet Updated guidelines - The following guidelines have been updated and reposted on StaffNet.  Some updates may involve significant clinical changes and ...

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Community Pharmacy Update March 2016

Posted: May 17, 2016.
Category - Medicines Update Community Pharmacy

The latest edition can be found here and contains information on:   Palliative Care Webinars Ask about your MedicineRead More...