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

Latest News & Postscripts

Sacubitril / valsartan

Posted: April 25, 2017.
Category - Medicines Update
Tagged with - Guidelines Update

Heart MCN Key Message   All new initiations of sacubitril/valsartan must be discussed on an individual patient basis with a consultant with special interest in heart failure. For safety reasons, every patient commenced on...

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C diff infections and PPIs

Posted: April 25, 2017.
Category - Medicines Update
Tagged with - Antimicrobial Prescribing

There was an increase in Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) rates within NHSGGC in quarter 3 last year. A review of cases highlighted that almost half of the patients with CDI were prescribed a proton pump inhibitor ...

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Medicines Update Primary Care Supplement April 2017

Posted: April 20, 2017.
Category - Medicines Update Primary Care
Tagged with - Antimicrobial Prescribing Diabetes Dietetics Prescribing

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This bulletin contains information on :

Primary Care Prescribing Intitiative

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Medicines Update Primary Care April 2017

Posted: April 19, 2017.
Category - Medicines Update Primary Care
Tagged with - Prescribing Indicators Prescribing

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This bulletin contains information on:

  • National Therapeutic Indicators (NTI's) 2017-2018
  • Additional Prescribing Measures (APM's) 2017-2018

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Nystatin Dose Clarification

Posted: April 19, 2017.
Category - Medicines Update

In 2016, the dose of nystatin oral suspension was increased in the print issue of BNF 72 (Sept 16 – March 17) and in the BNF for Children (BNFC) 2016-2017. The dose change was in line with the Nystan...

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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

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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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