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

Latest News & Postscripts

Guideline News April 2017

Posted: April 12, 2017.
Category - Medicines Update Acute

NHSGGC guidelines recently updated on StaffNet

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Ensure safe and appropriate use of antibiotics

Posted: April 03, 2017.
Category - Medicines Update
Tagged with - Antimicrobial Prescribing

There are a number of strategies which can be used to ensure the safe and appropriate use of antibiotics.   Current

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Delayed antibiotic prescribing

Posted: April 03, 2017.
Category - Medicines Update
Tagged with - Antimicrobial Prescribing

The TARGET toolkit contains patient information leaflets inten...

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Medicines Update Primary Care March 2017

Posted: March 30, 2017.
Category - Medicines Update Primary Care
Tagged with - Dietetics Prescribing

To view this bulletin in PDF format please click here

This bulletin contains information on:

  • Identifying and Treating Malnutrition
  • Must, Must Care Pathways and the Role of Oral Nutritional Supplements (ONS)

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Community Pharmacy Update February 2017

Posted: March 27, 2017.
Category - Medicines Update Community Pharmacy

The latest community pharmacy update bulletin can be found here. It contains items on:   Errors with Levetiracetam 1...

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Medicines Update Oncology March 2017

Posted: March 13, 2017.
Category - Medicines Update Oncology

The following West of Scotland Cancer Network (WOSCAN) protocols have been prepared in response to national guidance and are now available on the WOSCAN intranet site (NHS network access required):  

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Hyoscine hydrobromide tablets

Posted: March 09, 2017.
Category - Medicines Update
Tagged with - Shortages

There is a manufacturer supply problem with hyoscine hydrobromide tablets (Kwells, Kwells Kids and Joy-Rides) and these preparations will be unavailable until at least March 2017. In addition to their licensed indication of motion sickness, the...

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Fosfomycin

Posted: March 09, 2017.
Category - Medicines Update
Tagged with - Antimicrobial Prescribing

Oral fosfomycin trometamol (Monuril®) is indicated in adults for the treatment of uncomplicated lower urinary tract infection (UTI) following microbiological isolation of susceptible organisms. It should be considered as a treatment option ...

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Why Update GGC Medicines App?

Posted: March 09, 2017.
Category - Medicines Update

Why you should always accept updates for the GGC Medicines App.

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Formulary Update (Feb 2017)

Posted: February 27, 2017.
Category - Formulary Update

This post summarises the latest NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde decisions relating to new medicines considered by the Area Drug and Therapeutics Committee (ADTC) and uses a nationally developed format specifically aimed for patients and the public.

For full details of the medicines included in this post that are available for use, including any restrictions on prescribing, please see the relevant entry in the GGC Formulary.

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