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

Therapeutics Handbook for Adults: Update May 2016

Posted: June 01, 2016.
Category - Medicines Update Acute

As reported previously the GGC Medicines App is being upgraded during June and July and no updates to content will occur during this period....

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Acute Careā€¦..New TrakCare Referral to the Adult Anticoagulation Service

Posted: May 19, 2016.
Category - Medicines Update Acute
Tagged with - Anticoagulants

Prior to discharge, a prescriber must refer all patients on, or to be commenced on, warfarin (or acenocoumarol) to the Glasgow and Clyde Anticoagulation Service (GCAS).  This should be regardless

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GGC Medicines App & Adult Therapeutics Handbook (Desktop version) Upgrade

Posted: May 18, 2016.
Category - Medicines Update Acute
Tagged with - Therapeutic Handbook

GGC Medicines App & Adult Therapeutics Handbook (Desktop version) Upgrade The GGC Medicines App and desktop site software is being upgraded in June and July for launch in August 2016. Users will notice the following...

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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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