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

Latest News & Postscripts

Formulary News (August 2012)

Posted: August 20, 2012.
Category - Formulary Update

The latest medicines discussed at ADTC and the agreed Formulary status

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PostScript Primary Care - July 2012

Posted: July 31, 2012.
Category - Medicines Update Primary Care

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  • EMIS dosage direction mismatches - action required by practices
  • Triptolerin
  • Buccal midazolam (Epistatus®) – Vision Prescribing Issue
  • New GGC Paediatric Formulary
  • Capecitabine incident
  • Safe use of insulin training
  • Updated GGC diabetes guidelines
  • New Synonyms and electronic Formularies now available

 

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PostScript Community Pharmacy CMS Special (August 2012)

Posted: July 25, 2012.
Category - Medicines Update Community Pharmacy

PostScript Community Pharmacy: Chronic Medication Service Special August 2012 This bulletin is available as PDF here. It contains information on:  NHS GG&C CMS Trends Initial Assessments Care ...

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PostScript Community Pharmacy (August 2012)

Posted: July 25, 2012.
Category - Medicines Update Community Pharmacy

    Instalment Endorsement HPC Vaccine 12-13 CPD Support McMillian Pharmacy Project Update     Instalment Endorsement   Community pharmacy ...

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PostScript Acute 7 (July 2012)

Posted: July 18, 2012.
Category - Medicines Update Acute
Tagged with - SIGN Antimicrobial Prescribing NICE Therapeutic Handbook

In this issue:

  • GGC Therapeutics Handbook 2012 – Major Changes
  • New Gentamicin Prescription, Administration and Monitoring Chart
  • Level 2 Individual Patient Treatment Requests (IPTR) – updated process
  • Guideline News
  • Accessing Prescribing Information – The GGC Prescribing Website

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

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PostScript 70 (July 2012)

Posted: July 06, 2012.
Category - Medicines Update
Tagged with - Prescribing Indicators Therapeutic Handbook Diabetes Wounds

To read this edition of PostScript in PDF format click here. This edition contains articles on:   Yellow Cards and adverse dr...

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Postscript Primary Care - June 2012

Posted: July 03, 2012.
Category - Medicines Update Primary Care
Tagged with - Contraceptives Vaccines Wounds

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  • Travel vaccines
  • Tacrolimus prescribing advice
  • Intranasal corticosteroids
  • Sunscreens and ACBS
  • Anapen® precautionary recall
  • Formulary oral contraceptives
  • Updated Wound Dressings Formulary
  • Indwelling Pleural Catheter Drainage Systems

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PostScript Community Pharmacy (July 2012)

Posted: July 02, 2012.
Category - Medicines Update Community Pharmacy

To read this bulletin in PDF format, please click here.  In this edition: Childhood Vaccinations and MAS PHS Campaign &l...

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Formulary News (June 2012)

Posted: June 18, 2012.
Category - Formulary Update

The latest medicines discussed at ADTC and the agreed Formulary status

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Postscript Primary Care - May 2012

Posted: June 01, 2012.
Category - Medicines Update Primary Care
Tagged with - Antimicrobial Prescribing Immunoglobulins Vaccines Dietetics

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  • Good Practice in Safe Management of CDs in Primary Care
  • Prescribing of trimethoprim in pregnancy
  • Pregnancy and chicken pox exposure
  • Vitamin D guidance
  • Metolazone (Metenix) discontinuation
  • New Urinary Catheter Formulary
  • Glasgow Addictions Service - New contact details
  • Action Required - Withdrawal of ProvideXtra Juice

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