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

Latest News & Postscripts

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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Alendronic acid

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

New formulation Binosto® 70mg effervescent tablets have been added to Total Formulary restricted to patients who are unable to swallow tablets where alendronic acid is the appropriate...

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The ABPI View

Posted: May 06, 2016.
Category - Medicines Update

Database of transfers of value to HCPs goes live in June Disclosure UK – the pharmaceutical industry-led, publicly available database...

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Working with Clinical Suppliers

Posted: May 06, 2016.
Category - Medicines Update

Key actions All NHSGGC staff must: Be aware of and follow the NHSGGC

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