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

Medicines Update Acute

For prescribers of all levels and health professionals in the acute sector

Guideline News

Posted: May 18, 2016.
Category - Medicines Update Acute
Tagged with - SIGN NICE Guidelines Update

NHSGGC Guidelines now available on StaffNet Updated guidelines - The following guidelines have been updated and reposted on StaffNet.  Some updates may involve significant clinical changes and ...

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Therapeutics Handbook for Adults: Update March 2016

Posted: March 14, 2016.
Category - Medicines Update Acute
Tagged with - Therapeutic Handbook

Since August 2015 the content of the Therapeutics Handbook has only been available online via the GGC Medicines website and the App.  This allows greater flexibility to update guidelines during the year rather than at one point in time for...

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Apixaban: DOAC of choice for Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)/Pulmonary Embolism (PE)

Posted: February 18, 2016.
Category - Medicines Update Acute

Apixaban: DOAC of choice for Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)/Pulmonary Embolism (PE)NHSGGC guidance recommends either a DOAC (Direct Oral Anti...

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Guideline News January 2016

Posted: January 19, 2016.
Category - Medicines Update Acute

New and updated NHSGGC Guidelines now available on StaffNet

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Prescribing in Myasthenia Gravis

Posted: January 13, 2016.
Category - Medicines Update Acute
Tagged with - Pyridostigmine gentamicin

Prescribing in Myasthenia Gravis Key messages • Delay or omission of Myasthenia Gravis (MG) medicines can very quickly result in a significant worsening of the patient’s myasthen...

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Guideline News December 2015

Posted: December 01, 2015.
Category - Medicines Update Acute

New and updated NHSGGC Guidelines now available on StaffNet

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Naloxone take home doses

Posted: November 23, 2015.
Category - Medicines Update Acute
Tagged with - Opioids

Opioid drug users are at a high risk of a drug related death on discharge from hospital. Services have been developed to ensure those with a current or previous history of opiate misuse are given overdose awareness training and a naloxone suppl...

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Guideline News

Posted: October 05, 2015.
Category - Medicines Update Acute
Tagged with - Guidelines Update

GGC Guidelines now available on StaffNet

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Therapeutics Handbook: Infection Section Changes

Posted: October 05, 2015.
Category - Medicines Update Acute
Tagged with - Antimicrobial Prescribing

Information below is specific to the use of medicines in the adult setting. IV-Oral Antibiotic Switch Therapy (IVOST)The combin...

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New prednisolone tablet strengths: risk of error

Posted: August 14, 2015.
Category - Medicines Update Acute
Tagged with - Corticosteroids

New Prednisolone Tablet Strengths:  Risks of accidental overdose Prednisolone is now also available as 10 mg and 20 mg strength tablets.  These are welcomed add...

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