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

Latest News & Postscripts

PostScript Primary Care (July 2011)

Posted: July 01, 2011.
Category - Medicines Update Primary Care
Tagged with - Prescribing Indicators

  • Primary Care Prescribing Indicators 2011-12

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PostScript Primary Care (June 2011)

Posted: June 01, 2011.
Category - Medicines Update Primary Care
Tagged with - Osteoporosis Antimicrobial Prescribing Paracetamol Diabetes Contraceptives Vaccines Mental Health

  • Safer lithium therapy
  • Reporting of HbA1c
  • Kwikpens
  • Bisphosphonates and atypical femoral fractures
  • ASSIGN risk score
  • Paracetamol dosing in children
  • Fever after immunisation
  • Yasmin
  • Meningitis prophylaxis

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PostScript Community Pharmacy (June 2011)

Posted: June 01, 2011.
Category - Medicines Update Community Pharmacy
Tagged with - Contraceptives

  • Scottish Action Plan for Tuberculosis
  • Calamine product discontination
  • Chronic Medication Service - implementation
  • Delivery of stock of CD to GP practices
  • Contraception in women taking antibiotics
  • Pharmacy technician registration
  • Prescribing of antipyschotic depot injections
  • New stoma regulations
  • Sip feeds

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PostScript Community Pharmacy (May 2011)

Posted: June 01, 2011.
Category - Medicines Update Community Pharmacy
Tagged with - Palliative Care Smoking Cessation SIGN

  • Palliative Care resource folder
  • Instalment dispensing requests from GPs using EMIS
  • Reorganisation of Community Pharmacy Clinical Governance Audit Facilitators
  • Smoking cessation training
  • SIGN

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PostScript 63 (May 2011)

Posted: May 17, 2011.
Category - Medicines Update
Tagged with - Prescribing Indicators Unlicensed Medicines

  • Focus on prescribing indicators
  • Revised unlicensed medicines policy
  • Dalteparin
  • If I could change one thing

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PostScript Primary Care (May 2011)

Posted: May 02, 2011.
Category - Medicines Update Primary Care
Tagged with - Smoking Cessation SIGN Diabetes Dietetics

  • Gluten-free Prescribing Guidelines
  • Sip feed contract
  • Blood ketone testing strips
  • Smokefree Pregnancy Services
  • SIGN Smartphone App
  • Farewell to Dr Andrew Power

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PostScript Acute 3 (April 2011)

Posted: April 17, 2011.
Category - Medicines Update Acute
Tagged with - Unlicensed Medicines SIGN Antimicrobial Prescribing NICE Therapeutic Handbook

  • Sepsis – timing of first IV antibiotic dose is critical
  • GGC Therapeutics Handbook – user survey
  • Guideline news
  • Managing IPTRs and unlicensed / off-label medicines requests

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PostScript Primary Care (April 2011)

Posted: April 01, 2011.
Category - Medicines Update Primary Care
Tagged with - Diabetes Contraceptives Vaccines Alternative Therapies Mental Health

  • Vaccines subject to temperature storage problems
  • Change in advice regarding additional contraception for women taking antibiotics
  • Anaphylaxis
  • Herbal Flos Lonicerae
  • Atypical Antipsychotics
  • Eu Directive on Traditional Herbal Medicines
  • Self Monitoring of Blood Glucose
  • New Learning Resource on understanding and using Drug Safety Information

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PostScript Community Pharmacy (April 2011)

Posted: April 01, 2011.
Category - Medicines Update Community Pharmacy
Tagged with - Smoking Cessation

  • Medication for people in police custody
  • Minor Ailment Service
  • Smoking cessation claims
  • Nicorette QuickMist
  • Smokefree Pregnancy Service
  • CP2 and CP3 registration forms for MAS and CMS
  • Medicines Managmenet Locally Enhance Service for GP practices
  • MAS - changes following prescription charge abolition
  • Pharmacy Technician registration
  • Discontinuation of Pulmicort CFC-free inhaler
  • Literacy input for guidance

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PostScript 62 (March 2011)

Posted: March 17, 2011.
Category - Medicines Update
Tagged with - Dronedarone Dabigatran Hepatitis Erectile Dysfunction

  • Opioids for chronic non-cancer pain
  • Formulary news: dronedarone
  • Formulary news: dabigatran
  • Formulary news: hepatitis B antivirals
  • Formulary news: erectile dysfunction: patients with severe distress
  • How does SMC link with NHSGGC Formulary processes?
  • New chair for the ADTC

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