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

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Guideline News

Posted: October 05, 2015.
Category - Medicines Update Acute
Tagged with - Guidelines Update

GGC Guidelines now available on StaffNet

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Therapeutics Handbook: Infection Section Changes

Posted: October 05, 2015.
Category - Medicines Update Acute
Tagged with - Antimicrobial Prescribing

Information below is specific to the use of medicines in the adult setting. IV-Oral Antibiotic Switch Therapy (IVOST)The combin...

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Medicines Update Primary Care September 2015

Posted: September 25, 2015.
Category - Medicines Update Primary Care
Tagged with - SIGN Diabetes Mental Health Dietetics Formulary Paediatrics Guidelines Update

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This bulletin contains information on :

  • New Epilepsy Guideline
  • Depression in Children and Young People
  • Bydureon® Device Change
  • Gluten Free Foods Formulary Update
  • Synonyms
  • TheiCal®

 

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Formulary Update (August 2015)

Posted: August 24, 2015.
Category - Formulary Update

ADTC met on Monday 17th August. This blog entry contains all the Formulary decisions from that meeting.

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Community Pharmacy Update August 2015

Posted: August 14, 2015.
Category - Medicines Update Community Pharmacy

The latest edition of Community Pharmacy Update can be accessed here and contains information on: Oral Nutritional Supplements Recovery Walk Scotland 2015 Bydureon® Pen SPHERE Bladder a...

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Heart MCN Key Messages July 2015

Posted: August 14, 2015.
Category - Medicines Update

My Heart Book An updated revised version of the “My Heart Book” is now...

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Exenatide (Bydureon®) formulation change

Posted: August 14, 2015.
Category - Medicines Update
Tagged with - Diabetes

The Bydureon® prolonged release (exenatide 2mg) vial & syringe delivery device is being withdrawn and will change to a pre-filled pen device. Exenatide is a glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) receptor agonist prepared as a once weekly subc...

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New prednisolone tablet strengths: risk of error

Posted: August 14, 2015.
Category - Medicines Update Acute
Tagged with - Corticosteroids

New Prednisolone Tablet Strengths:  Risks of accidental overdose Prednisolone is now also available as 10 mg and 20 mg strength tablets.  These are welcomed add...

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Asthma / COPD Inhalers of Choice

Posted: August 14, 2015.
Category - Medicines Update
Tagged with - Respiratory Asthma

The ADTC has agreed recommendations from Respiratory MCN Prescribing Subgroup review of the asthma and COPD sections of the Adult Formulary for 

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BNF and Therapeutics Handbook -new arrangements for access

Posted: August 14, 2015.
Category - Medicines Update Acute
Tagged with - Therapeutic Handbook Prescribing Guidelines Update

BNF and Therapeutics Handbook – new arrangements for access BNF and BNF for Children (CBNF)   • NHSGGC are beginning the transition away from printed copies and staff are...

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