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

Latest News & Postscripts

PostScript Primary Care (October 2011)

Posted: October 21, 2011.
Category - Medicines Update Primary Care
Tagged with - Opioids Smoking Cessation

  • NPSA Patient Safety Update: Lithium
  • Varenicline and NRT
  • Tacrolimus prescribing
  • Supervision of methadone

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Formulary News (October 2011)

Posted: October 17, 2011.
Category - Formulary Update

The latest medicines discussed at ADTC and the agreed Formulary status

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PostScript Community Pharmacy (October 2011)

Posted: October 03, 2011.
Category - Medicines Update Community Pharmacy

  • Electronic Endorsement Guide
  • Nurse Prescriptions in NHSGG&CAnti-Embolism Stockings
  • Protecting Scotland’s Travellers Abroad
  • Unsigned Prescriptions
  • Smoking Cessation and Effects on Drug Metabolism
  • Dispensing of dry powder inhalers
  • Community Pharmacy Champions
  • NHS GG&C Area Pharmaceutical Committee

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PostScript Primary Care (September 2011)

Posted: September 19, 2011.
Category - Medicines Update Primary Care
Tagged with - Dabigatran Prescribing Indicators Respiratory Asthma Diabetes Dietetics

  • Dabigatran
  • Apidra® supply problems
  • Sip feed quantities
  • Respiratory prescribing indicators

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PostScript 65 (September 2011)

Posted: September 17, 2011.
Category - Medicines Update
Tagged with - Opioids Smoking Cessation SIGN

  • Focus on Opiate Substitution Therapy
  • SIGN App for iPhone/iPad
  • Individual Patient Treatment Requests (IPTRs)
  • Smoking Cessation and the effect on drug metabolism
  • Webwatch: Stockley’s Drug Interactions and Drug and Therapeutic Bulletins

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PostScript Community Pharmacy (September 2011)

Posted: September 01, 2011.
Category - Medicines Update Community Pharmacy
Tagged with - Opioids

  • Minor Ailment Service Formulary
  • CMS clinical services resources
  • Unsigned CP2 forms
  • Practitioner Services Division (Pharmacy)
  • Short dated dispensed items
  • Canesten/Betnovate specials
  • Protecting Scotland's travellers abroad
  • Care of the Elderly Report
  • Standards of supervision of substitution therapies

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PostScript Safety 10 (September 2011)

Posted: September 01, 2011.
Category - PostScript Safety
Tagged with - Anticoagulants

  • Similar drug names
  • Mulituse of vials
  • Misuse of abbreviations
  • Reporting of hospital-acquired VTE on DATIX

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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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