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

Latest News & Postscripts

Yellow Card Reporting

Posted: January 19, 2018.
Category - Medicines Update

The following is a message from Yellow Card Scotland: ‘’The Yellow Card (YC) reporting data for Scotland for the Year 2016-17 is now available in our

Read More...

LHRH agonists for Prostate Cancer

Posted: January 19, 2018.
Category - Medicines Update

LHRH agonists have an important role in the management of prostate cancer.  Within NHSGGC, leuprorelin (Prostap® DCS brand) is the medicine of choice for new patients where castration therapy with an LHRH agonist i...

Read More...

Hyperkalaemia in HF: Primary Care Management

Posted: January 19, 2018.
Category - Medicines Update

Key messages Eplerenone and spironolactone are mineralocorticoid receptor antagonists (MRAs) Combining ACEI (or ARB) with MRA in patients with HF due to reduced LVEF improves major outcomes C...

Read More...

Guideline News Jan 2018

Posted: January 19, 2018.
Category - Medicines Update

New Adult NHSGGC Guidelines now available on StaffNet

Read More...

Message from Pharmacy Public Health re increase in measles in England

Posted: December 18, 2017.
Category - Medicines Update

Given the forthcoming festive period where individuals may be travelling to and from Scotland, community pharmacists are alerted to the recent steep increase  of measles cases in England in the past month, including North W...

Read More...

Eye infections in Children

Posted: December 18, 2017.
Category - Medicines Update

The Scottish Antimicrobial Pharmacists have recently provided some information on eye infections for the Care Inspectorate to ensure nurseries, schools and day care services are aware of what to do with children with conjunctivitis. The full ar...

Read More...

New Guideline – Treatment of Vitamin B12 Deficiency in Adults

Posted: December 18, 2017.
Category - Medicines Update

A new GGC guideline on the Treatment of Vitamin B12 Deficiency in Adults is available

Read More...

Guideline News Dec 2017

Posted: December 18, 2017.
Category - Medicines Update

New Adult NHSGGC Guidelines now available on StaffNet

Read More...

Ibuprofen and chickenpox – risk of serious skin reactions

Posted: December 18, 2017.
Category - Medicines Update

Key messages

Read More...

Formulary Update (December 2017)

Posted: December 18, 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.

Read More...