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

Latest News & Postscripts

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 Careā€¦..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...

Blood Glucose Monitoring

Posted: May 16, 2016.
Category - Medicines Update
Tagged with - Diabetes

Self Monitoring of Blood Glucose Self monitoring of blood glucose is necessary for patients treated with insulin or other medication with a high risk of hypoglycaemia. The updated NHSGGC Read More...

Ask About Your Medicines

Posted: May 16, 2016.
Category - Medicines Update

 NHSGGC “Ask About Your Medicines” Campaign 2016   The Polypharmacy Patient Information Group launched the “Ask About...

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What parents want from GPs

Posted: May 16, 2016.
Category - Medicines Update
Tagged with - Antimicrobial Prescribing

What parents want from GP consultation for their child's cough or RTI The University of Bristol have produced an animation covering some of the issues which GPs and parents consider during consultations. GPs often thin...

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Medicines Update Primary Care May 2016

Posted: May 12, 2016.
Category - Medicines Update Primary Care
Tagged with - Diabetes Mental Health Formulary MHRA Drug Safety Update

To view this bulletin in PDF format please click here

This bulletin contains information on :

  • Trazodone: Significant Cost Increases
  • Liothyronine
  • Self Monitoring of Blood Glucose
  • Galantamine: Severe Skin Reactions

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Sacubitril/valsartan

Posted: May 06, 2016.
Category - Medicines Update
Tagged with - SMC

Sacubitril/valsartan (Entresto®) represents a new therapeutic option for patients with chronic heart failure and reduced left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF). It is prescribed instead of an ACE inhibitor or ARB. Sacubitril enhances the...

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