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

GGC Guidelines now available on StaffNet

Read More...

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...

Read More...

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...

Read More...

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...

Read More...

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

Read More...

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...

Read More...

Guideline News

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

Guideline News GGC Guidelines now available on StaffNet

Read More...

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 ...

Read More...

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...

Read More...

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

Read More...