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

Latest News & Postscripts

Formulary Update (April 2017)

Posted: May 02, 2017.
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) and uses a nationally developed format specifically aimed for patients and the public.

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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Dabigatran: colour change

Posted: April 25, 2017.
Category - Medicines Update

The manufacturer of dabigatran (Pradaxa®) has written to healthcare professionals to advise that the colour of the capsule is being changed in a move that is likely to improve patient safety.   Dabig...

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Sacubitril / valsartan

Posted: April 25, 2017.
Category - Medicines Update
Tagged with - Guidelines Update

Heart MCN Key Message   All new initiations of sacubitril/valsartan must be discussed on an individual patient basis with a consultant with special interest in heart failure. For safety reasons, every patient commenced on...

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C diff infections and PPIs

Posted: April 25, 2017.
Category - Medicines Update
Tagged with - Antimicrobial Prescribing

There was an increase in Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) rates within NHSGGC in quarter 3 last year. A review of cases highlighted that almost half of the patients with CDI were prescribed a proton pump inhibitor ...

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Medicines Update Primary Care Supplement April 2017

Posted: April 20, 2017.
Category - Medicines Update Primary Care
Tagged with - Antimicrobial Prescribing Diabetes Dietetics Prescribing

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This bulletin contains information on :

Primary Care Prescribing Intitiative

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Medicines Update Primary Care April 2017

Posted: April 19, 2017.
Category - Medicines Update Primary Care
Tagged with - Prescribing Indicators Prescribing

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This bulletin contains information on:

  • National Therapeutic Indicators (NTI's) 2017-2018
  • Additional Prescribing Measures (APM's) 2017-2018

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Nystatin Dose Clarification

Posted: April 19, 2017.
Category - Medicines Update

In 2016, the dose of nystatin oral suspension was increased in the print issue of BNF 72 (Sept 16 – March 17) and in the BNF for Children (BNFC) 2016-2017. The dose change was in line with the Nystan...

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Guideline News April 2017

Posted: April 12, 2017.
Category - Medicines Update Acute

NHSGGC guidelines recently updated on StaffNet

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Ensure safe and appropriate use of antibiotics

Posted: April 03, 2017.
Category - Medicines Update
Tagged with - Antimicrobial Prescribing

There are a number of strategies which can be used to ensure the safe and appropriate use of antibiotics.   Current

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Delayed antibiotic prescribing

Posted: April 03, 2017.
Category - Medicines Update
Tagged with - Antimicrobial Prescribing

The TARGET toolkit contains patient information leaflets inten...

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