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 April 2016

Posted: April 14, 2016.
Category - Medicines Update Primary Care
Tagged with - Prescribing Indicators

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This bulletin contains information on :

  • Open Source GP Practice Prescribing Data in Scotland
  • Prescribing Management Group- Primary Care - Prescribing Indicators 2016-2017

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Medicines Update Primary Care March 2016

Posted: March 22, 2016.
Category - Medicines Update Primary Care
Tagged with - Unlicensed Medicines Dietetics Antiplatelets MHRA Drug Safety Update

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This bulletin contains information on :

  • Zika Virus
  • Dual Antiplatelet Therapy
  • Omeprazole Oral Liquids
  • Co-proxamol Cardiotoxicity
  • Bisphosphonates MHRA Warning
  • Levonorgestrel Releasing IUD's
  • Thickeners for Dysphagia

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Medicines Update Primary Care February 2016

Posted: February 11, 2016.
Category - Medicines Update Primary Care
Tagged with - Antimicrobial Prescribing Medication incidents Medicines reconciliation Prescribing MHRA Drug Safety Update Guidelines Update

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This bulletin contains information on:

  • Longterm Antimicrobial Prescribing
  • Primary Care Infection Management Guidelines
  • Mercaptopurine Dosing Error Risk
  • Blood Glucose Testing Strips Storage and Hygiene

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Medicines Update Primary Care January 2016

Posted: January 20, 2016.
Category - Medicines Update Primary Care

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This bulletin contains information on :

  • Insulin Shortage MCN Guidance
  • BNF and BNF for Children (BNFC) Errors
  • Minor Ailment Service Formulary Review 2015
  • Discontinuation of Ditropan 2.5mg/5ml Solution
  • Polypharmacy GP Peer Learning Session Evaluation 2015-2016

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Medicines Update Primary Care December 2015

Posted: December 16, 2015.
Category - Medicines Update Primary Care
Tagged with - Prescribing MHRA Drug Safety Update

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This bulletin contains information on :

  • Lidocaine 5% plasters (Versatis®)
  • Minor Ailment Service (MAS) Formulary
  • Mirabegron and Severe Hypertension
  • Drugs for Doctors Medical Bags
  • Controlled Drug Instalments
  • Medication Compliance Aids 
  • Black Ink on Prescriptions

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Medicines Update Primary Care November 2015

Posted: November 19, 2015.
Category - Medicines Update Primary Care
Tagged with - Dietetics Prescribing

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This bulletin contains information on :

  • New Side- effect of PPI's
  • Prescribing for Yourself
  • Outcome of the Review of the Gluten Free Foods Service
  • Sildenafil Prescribing
  • Shared Care Protocols
  • Healthy Start Vitamin Scheme

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Medicines Update Primary Care October 2015

Posted: October 29, 2015.
Category - Medicines Update Primary Care
Tagged with - Paracetamol Flu Vaccines Paediatrics Corticosteroids

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This bulletin contains information on:

  • Nebuliser -associated Supplies in Primary Care
  • Education on Chronic Pain
  • Flu, Pneumococcal and Shingles Vaccines
  • New Strength Prednisolone Preparations
  • Prophylactic Paracetamol following Meningococcal  Group B Vaccine

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Medicines Update Primary Care September 2015

Posted: September 25, 2015.
Category - Medicines Update Primary Care
Tagged with - SIGN Diabetes Mental Health Dietetics Formulary Paediatrics Guidelines Update

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This bulletin contains information on :

  • New Epilepsy Guideline
  • Depression in Children and Young People
  • Bydureon® Device Change
  • Gluten Free Foods Formulary Update
  • Synonyms
  • TheiCal®

 

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Medicines Update Primary Care August 2015

Posted: August 13, 2015.
Category - Medicines Update Primary Care
Tagged with - Eye Formulary

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This bulletin contains information on:

  • Lumigan® 0.3mg/ml eye drops
  • E- Formulary Update
  • High Cost/ Expensive Medicines

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Medicines Update Primary Care July 2015

Posted: July 29, 2015.
Category - Medicines Update Primary Care
Tagged with - MHRA Drug Safety Update NSAIDs

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This bulletin contains information on:

  • Vitamin E for Cystic Fibrosis
  • Dry Eye Management
  • Ibuprofen Safety Update MHRA
  • New Selfhelp4stroke website
  • Safety Alert Minims Unit Dose Eye Drops
  • Availability of Fosfomycin 3g sachets

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