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

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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BNF and Therapeutics Handbook -new arrangements for access

Posted: August 14, 2015.
Category - Medicines Update Acute
Tagged with - Therapeutic Handbook Prescribing Guidelines Update

BNF and Therapeutics Handbook – new arrangements for access BNF and BNF for Children (CBNF)   • NHSGGC are beginning the transition away from printed copies and staff are...

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Guideline News

Posted: July 27, 2015.
Category - Medicines Update Acute
Tagged with - Dabigatran SIGN Antimicrobial Prescribing NICE Anticoagulants Wounds Cancer Prescribing Guidelines Update

Guideline News Updated GGC Guidelines now available on Staffnet

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