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

Latest News & Postscripts

PostScript Primary Care (August 2011)

Posted: August 02, 2011.
Category - Medicines Update Primary Care
Tagged with - Osteoporosis Gout Benzodiazepines

  • Calcium and Vitamin D3 preparations
  • Phenazepam import ban
  • Nitrazepam Audit
  • Febuxostat for gout

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PostScript Community Pharmacy (July/August 2011)

Posted: July 29, 2011.
Category - Medicines Update Community Pharmacy
Tagged with - Prescribing Indicators Paracetamol Diabetes Contraceptives Vaccines

  • Safer lithium therapy
  • Unscheduled care PGD
  • MAS registration forms
  • Glasgow Addiction Services Agreement
  • Discontinuation of calamine preparations
  • Kwikpen
  • Fever after immunisation
  • Compliance aid equipment
  • Paracetamol dosing in children
  • CMS implementation
  • Contraception and antibiotic advice
  • Patient signatures on prescription forms
  • Prescribing Indicators

 

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PostScript Acute 4 (July 2011)

Posted: July 17, 2011.
Category - Medicines Update Acute
Tagged with - SIGN NICE Therapeutic Handbook Alcohol Immunoglobulins

  • GGC Therapeutic Handbook 2011 – Major Changes
  • Normal Immunoglobulins
  • Management of Alcohol Withdrawal
  • Guideline News

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PostScript 64 (July 2011)

Posted: July 17, 2011.
Category - Medicines Update
Tagged with - Palliative Care Respiratory Osteoporosis

  • Monitoring the physical health of patients with serious mental health issues
  • NHSGGC Palliative Care Guidelines
  • Formulary News: Febuxostat
  • Formulary News: Tiotropium
  • Bisphosphonates and osteonecrosis of the jaw
  • If I could change one thing

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PostScript Safety 9

Posted: July 11, 2011.
Category - PostScript Safety

  • Warfarin safety
  • DATIX recording
  • Concentrated liquids

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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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