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

Latest News & Postscripts

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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PostScript Safety 8

Posted: March 14, 2011.
Category - PostScript Safety

  • Medicines reconciliation

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PostScript Primary Care (March 2011)

Posted: March 01, 2011.
Category - Medicines Update Primary Care
Tagged with - Dabigatran Erectile Dysfunction Eye

  • Generic  Prescribing of Immunosupressants in Renal Patients
  • Community Pharmacy Unscheduled Care PGD
  • I-Caps
  • Pulmicort CFC Free Inhaler Discontinued
  • Dabigatran
  • Erectile Dysfunction

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PostScript Community Pharmacy (March 2011)

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

  • Pandemic Flu - preparedness and response: Lessons learned from a GGC pharmacy perspective
  • Unscheduled care CPUS forms
  • CDRF form for pharmacies supplying CDs to other pharmacies
  • Generic prescribing of immunosuppressants
  • Smoking cessation training

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PostScript Community Pharmacy (Feb 2011)

Posted: February 01, 2011.
Category - Medicines Update Community Pharmacy
Tagged with - Opioids Flu Vaccines

  • Flu update
  • Patient registration for CMS
  • Childhood immunisation
  • Pharmaceutical waste
  • Opioid dosing errors

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PostScript Primary Care (February 2011)

Posted: February 01, 2011.
Category - Medicines Update Primary Care
Tagged with - Dronedarone Diabetes Contraceptives

  • Implanon/Nexplanon
  • Lithium
  • Patients  Association on Pain
  • Pioglitazone and Insulin
  • Saliva Substitutes
  • Dronedarone
  • Evidence into Practice

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