NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde Area Drug and Therapeutics Committee
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Latest News & Postscripts

GGC Adult Therapeutics Handbook Upgrade

Posted: July 13, 2016.
Category - Medicines Update Acute
Tagged with - Therapeutic Handbook

The GGC Medicines App and desktop site software has been upgraded and new versions will go live on 25th July 2016. Users will notice the following improvements: 

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Medicines Update Primary Care June 2016

Posted: July 11, 2016.
Category - Medicines Update Primary Care
Tagged with - Diabetes Vaccines Mental Health

To view this bulletin in PDF format please click here

This bulletin contains information on:

  • Indications for Ascorbic Acid
  • SGLT2 Inhibitors: Diabetic Ketoacidosis Risk
  • Vaccines in Immunosuppressed Patients
  • Quetiapine

 

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SGLT2 Inhibitors diabetic ketoacidosis risk

Posted: July 06, 2016.
Category - Medicines Update
Tagged with - Diabetes

SGLT2 (sodium-glucose co-transporter 2) inhibitors are licensed for use in type 2 diabetes to improve diabetic control. We highlighted preliminary advice on the risks of diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) in

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Naloxone in Primary Care

Posted: July 06, 2016.
Category - Medicines Update
Tagged with - Opioids

We previously highlighted advice for acute services on supply of take home doses for naloxone for patients at risk of drug overdose. There is no chang...

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Inhaler Resources

Posted: July 06, 2016.
Category - Medicines Update
Tagged with - Respiratory

In conjunction with the Respiratory MCN Prescribing Group and primary care representatives, the Glasgow South Prescribing Team has produced new resources for primary care including pictures of inhaler devices.  

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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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