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

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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Levofloxacin Monotherapy in Severe Community Acquired Pneumonia (Penicillin Allergic)

Posted: April 02, 2015.
Category - Medicines Update Acute
Tagged with - Antimicrobial Prescribing

Levofloxacin Monotherapy in Severe Community Acquired Pneumonia (Penicillin Allergic) Levofloxacin is a broad spectrum fluroquinolone antibiotic. It has recently been introduced to NHSGGC Empirical Antibiotic Prescribin...

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Management of Staphylococcus aureus Bacteraemia (SAB) in NHSGG&C

Posted: March 18, 2015.
Category - Medicines Update Acute
Tagged with - Antimicrobial Prescribing

Management of Staphylococcus aureus bacteraemia (SAB) in NHSGG&C

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Respiratory Inhalers - Identification Guide

Posted: March 06, 2015.
Category - Medicines Update Acute
Tagged with - Respiratory Asthma

In 2014, NHSGGC Acute spent approximately £1.5M on respiratory inhalers and a 'Respiratory Inhalers - Identification Guide' was developed to address issues such as wastage, incorrect prescribing and inappropriate supply. The guide contain...

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Compassionate Use of Medicines - NHSGGC Guidance Notes

Posted: February 20, 2015.
Category - Medicines Update Acute
Tagged with - Unlicensed Medicines

The European Medicines Agency (EMA) and Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) have recently established formal compassionate access programmes that allow early access to a small number of unlicensed medicines for serious me...

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Guideline News (February 2015)

Posted: February 20, 2015.
Category - Medicines Update Acute
Tagged with - NICE

Information below is specific to the use of medicines in the adult setting. New and Updated GGC Guidelines now available on StaffNet

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National antibiotic prescribing targets achieved

Posted: January 16, 2015.
Category - Medicines Update Acute
Tagged with - Antimicrobial Prescribing

National antibiotic prescribing targets achieved     The Scottish Antibiotic Prescribing Group (SAPG) set the following targets for all Scottish healthboards: ≥ 95% of patients should have their an...

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Medicine Update Acute Issue 3 (December 2014)

Posted: December 12, 2014.
Category - Medicines Update Acute

In this issue:

Information included is specific to the use of medicines in the adult setting.

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