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 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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Amiodarone and hepatitis C anti-virals: avoid concomitant use

Posted: May 28, 2015.
Category - Medicines Update Acute

A recent MHRA alert advises prescribers of the risk...

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Guideline News

Posted: April 21, 2015.
Category - Medicines Update Acute
Tagged with - Guidelines Update

Guideline News GGC Guidelines now available on StaffNet

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New Standardised Supplementary Prescription Charts

Posted: April 10, 2015.
Category - Medicines Update Acute
Tagged with - Prescribing

New Standardised Supplementary Prescription Charts (Acute)   Background   A supplementary prescription chart is one which ...

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