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

Latest News & Postscripts

Prescribing from outpatient settings

Posted: February 12, 2016.
Category - Medicines Update
Tagged with - Prescribing

The Area Drug & Therapeutics Committee has approved an updated policy on the supply of medici...

Read More...

Prostate cancer: recent advances

Posted: February 12, 2016.
Category - Medicines Update
Tagged with - Cancer

In recent months there have been significant developments in the treatment in advanced prostate cancer.  Most prostate cancers depend on androgens, principally testosterone, for growth and survival. In metastatic disease, first line treatm...

Read More...

UTI prophylaxis in men

Posted: February 12, 2016.
Category - Medicines Update
Tagged with - Antimicrobial Prescribing

One of the current areas of focus in antimicrobial management is appropriate long term use of antibiotics. The Scottish Antimicrobial Prescribi...

Read More...

Mercaptopurine: safe prescribing

Posted: February 12, 2016.
Category - Medicines Update
Tagged with - Medication incidents

Mercaptopurine is an oral immunosuppressant used in the management of Crohn’s disease at doses ranging from 1 - 1.5mg/kg daily for adults (although some patients may respond to lower doses).  Higher doses are required when mercaptopu...

Read More...

Medicines Update Primary Care February 2016

Posted: February 11, 2016.
Category - Medicines Update Primary Care
Tagged with - Antimicrobial Prescribing Medication incidents Medicines reconciliation Prescribing MHRA Drug Safety Update Guidelines Update

To view this bulletin in PDF format click here

This bulletin contains information on:

  • Longterm Antimicrobial Prescribing
  • Primary Care Infection Management Guidelines
  • Mercaptopurine Dosing Error Risk
  • Blood Glucose Testing Strips Storage and Hygiene

Read More...

Community Pharmacy Update February 2016

Posted: February 11, 2016.
Category - Medicines Update Community Pharmacy

The latest edition of the Update Community Pharmacy bulletin can be found here. It contains information on: Healthy St...

Read More...

Medicines Update Primary Care January 2016

Posted: January 20, 2016.
Category - Medicines Update Primary Care

To view this bulletin in PDF format click here

This bulletin contains information on :

  • Insulin Shortage MCN Guidance
  • BNF and BNF for Children (BNFC) Errors
  • Minor Ailment Service Formulary Review 2015
  • Discontinuation of Ditropan 2.5mg/5ml Solution
  • Polypharmacy GP Peer Learning Session Evaluation 2015-2016

Read More...

Guideline News January 2016

Posted: January 19, 2016.
Category - Medicines Update Acute

New and updated NHSGGC Guidelines now available on StaffNet

Read More...

Wound management products update

Posted: January 18, 2016.
Category - Medicines Update
Tagged with - Antimicrobial Prescribing Wounds

The updated Wound Management Formulary (December 2015) is now available. This provides not only a list of approved products for acute and primar...

Read More...

Genuair inhalers: potential safety issue

Posted: January 18, 2016.
Category - Medicines Update
Tagged with - Respiratory

Unlike many inhalers, the dose counter for Duaklir® (aclidinium/formoterol) and Eklira® (aclidinium) Genuair® products reduce in intervals of 10 inhalations: 60, 50, 40, 30, 20, 10, 0.   We have...

Read More...