NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde Area Drug and Therapeutics Committee
Greater Glasgow and Clyde Medicines

Medicines Update Primary Care

A monthly bulletin produced by the Central Prescribing Team aimed primarily at GPs and prescribers in primary care

Medicines Update Primary Care November 2017

Posted: November 08, 2017.
Category - Medicines Update Primary Care
Tagged with - Opioids Diabetes NSAIDs Formulary MHRA Drug Safety Update Shortages

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This bulletin contains information on:

  • Zomorph® Preferred Brand Oral Morphine in Adults
  • Mefenamic Acid: Non Formulary
  • Freestyle Libre: What is it?
  • Homeopathic Prescribing Reminder
  • Healthy Start Vitamin Reminder
  • Gabapentin (Neurontin®) MHRA Warning: Rare Risk of Respiratory Depression
  • Drug Shortages

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Medicines Update Primary Care October 2017

Posted: October 19, 2017.
Category - Medicines Update Primary Care
Tagged with - Mental Health MHRA Drug Safety Update Guidelines Update valproate Drug Shortages

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This bulletin contains information on:

  • New Lithium Monitoring Standards
  • MHRA Patient Safety Alert:Valproate and Pregnancy
  • Guideline: Clozapine Related Constipation
  • Clozapine: 'Out of Practice Drug'
  • Guideline: Trazodone Appropriate Formulation Choice and Use
  • Guideline: Reviewing Psychotropic Medicines in Care Homes
  • Updated Guideline: Depression in Primary Care
  • Drug Shortages (Staffnet)

 

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Medicines Update Primary Care September 2017

Posted: September 20, 2017.
Category - Medicines Update Primary Care
Tagged with - Dietetics MHRA Drug Safety Update Adrenaline Shortages

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This bulletin contains information on :

  • Oral Nutritional Supplements (ONS) Project
  • Regaine® or Minoxidil
  • MHRA Updated Advice: Adrenaline Auto-injectors
  • MHRA Warning: Brimonidine Gel (Mirvaso®)
  • MHRA Reclassifies Maloff Protect®
  • Drug Shortages

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Medicines Update Primary Care August 2017

Posted: August 17, 2017.
Category - Medicines Update Primary Care
Tagged with - Wounds Formulary

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This bulletin contains information on:

  • Steroid Foam Enemas
  • Online Medical /Pharmacy Services and the Direct Supply of Medicines
  • Unallocated Prescriptions
  • Wound Product Formulary

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Medicines Update Primary Care July 2017

Posted: July 06, 2017.
Category - Medicines Update Primary Care
Tagged with - Dietetics Shortages ScriptSwitch

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This bulletin contains information on:

  • High Cost Drugs in Cystic Fibrosis
  • Ensure Shake®
  • Advantages of Olive Oil Ear Drops
  • Launch of Ralvo® 700mg (5%w/w) Medicated Plaster
  • Drug Shortages
  • ScriptSwitch Update: ScriptSwitch Feedback Function

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Medicines Update Primary Care June 2017

Posted: June 14, 2017.
Category - Medicines Update Primary Care
Tagged with - Diabetes NSAIDs The Scottish Therapeutics Utility (STU) EFIPPS Study

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This bulletin contains informtion on:

  • The Scottish Therapeutics Utility (STU) and the Effective Feedback to Improve Primary Care Prescribing Safety (EFIPPS) Study
  • Pharmacist Independent Prescribers and Electronic Prescribing    
  • Hypoglycaemia Treatment with Sugary Drinks             

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Medicines Update Primary Care May 2017

Posted: May 16, 2017.
Category - Medicines Update Primary Care
Tagged with - Prescribing Initiatives Repeat Prescribing Local Enhanced Service

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This bulletin contains information on:

  • Prescribing Initiatives 2017/18
  • Repeat Prescribing Local Enhanced Service
  • Errors with Levetiracetam 100mg/ml Oral Solution
  • Molludab®
  • Buprenorphine

 

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Medicines Update Primary Care Supplement April 2017

Posted: April 20, 2017.
Category - Medicines Update Primary Care
Tagged with - Antimicrobial Prescribing Diabetes Dietetics Prescribing

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This bulletin contains information on :

Primary Care Prescribing Intitiative

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Medicines Update Primary Care April 2017

Posted: April 19, 2017.
Category - Medicines Update Primary Care
Tagged with - Prescribing Indicators Prescribing

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This bulletin contains information on:

  • National Therapeutic Indicators (NTI's) 2017-2018
  • Additional Prescribing Measures (APM's) 2017-2018

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Medicines Update Primary Care March 2017

Posted: March 30, 2017.
Category - Medicines Update Primary Care
Tagged with - Dietetics Prescribing

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This bulletin contains information on:

  • Identifying and Treating Malnutrition
  • Must, Must Care Pathways and the Role of Oral Nutritional Supplements (ONS)

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