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

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Medicines Update Primary Care - August 2014

Posted: August 20, 2014.
Category - Medicines Update Primary Care
Tagged with - Opioids Respiratory Antimicrobial Prescribing Diabetes Wounds Formulary

To view this bulletin in PDF format click here.

This bulletin contains information on:

  • Blood Glucose Meters
  • High Flow Oxygen
  • Fentanyl
  • Prescribing for Sports Clubs
  • Wound formulary
  • Medicines Management LES
  • Drugs for Urinary Retention
  • Paediatric Amoxicillin Doses

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Formulary Update (August 2014)

Posted: August 18, 2014.
Category - Formulary Update

Greater Glasgow and Clyde Area Drug and Therapeutics Committee (ADTC) met on 11th August 2014. The Formulary decisions from that meeting are summarised in this post

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PostScript Community Pharmacy August 2014

Posted: August 13, 2014.
Category - Medicines Update Community Pharmacy

The latest edition can be found here. It contains information on: Flu immunisation Feedback requests Hot topics fro...

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Medicines Update Bulletins

Posted: August 06, 2014.
Category - Medicines Update

Formerly known as PostScript these bulletins have been re-launched as Medicines Update. 

The bulletins provide information on:

  • Medicines safety messages
  • Recent GGC incidents and associated learning
  • New Guidelines (local & national)
  • Major changes to Formulary/prescribing practices

There are currently 5 bulletins produced each with slightly differing remit:

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Summary of Major Change to NHSGGC Therapeutics Handbook (for adults)

Posted: August 06, 2014.
Category - Medicines Update Acute

A summary of Major Change to NHSGGC Therapeutics Handbook (for adults) August 2014 may be found here.

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Medicines Update Acute Issue 1 Aug 2014

Posted: August 01, 2014.
Category - Medicines Update Acute

In this issue:

To view this edition in a print friendly PDF format click here.  

Information included is specific to the use of medicines in the adult setting  

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New Vancomycin Prescription Chart (August 2014)

Posted: July 31, 2014.
Category - Medicines Update Acute

A new vancomycin prescribing, administration & monitoring chart for adult patients receiving intermittent (pulsed) infusion is being rolled-out across GGC. See GGC Medicines website for further information.

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Aztreonam and Temocillin (August 2014)

Posted: July 31, 2014.
Category - Medicines Update Acute

The (non cystic fibrosis) use of carbapenems (e.g. meropenem) in NHSGGC has more than doubled since early 2010.  The potential consequence of this is increased emergence of multi-drug resistant gram negative bacteria (MDRGNB) and in partic...

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Prescribing in Kidney Disease (August 2014)

Posted: July 31, 2014.
Category - Medicines Update Acute

Acute Kidney Injury (AKI) and Prescribing AKI is common in hospitalised patients with intercurrent illness, multiple co-morbidities and polypharmacy.  It is defined as a sudden and sustained decline in Glo...

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Medication Allergy Documentation (August 2014)

Posted: July 31, 2014.
Category - Medicines Update Acute

Medication Allergy Documentation Poor documentation of allergies and intolerances can result in the administration of inappropriate medicines to patients with the potential to cause signifi...

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