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 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 - NSAIDs MHRA Drug Safety Update

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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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Medicines Update Primary Care June 2015

Posted: June 16, 2015.
Category - Medicines Update Primary Care
Tagged with - Vaccines Prescribing

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This bulletin contains information on :

  • Local Enhanced Services 2015/16
  • Polypharmacy Guidance 2015
  • Shingles Vaccination Reminder
  • Medicines with or after food

 

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Medicines Update Primary Care May 2015

Posted: May 21, 2015.
Category - Medicines Update Primary Care
Tagged with - Unlicensed Medicines Palliative Care

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This bulletin contains information on:

  • Subcutaneous Fluids
  • Covert Medication
  • SPC's

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Medicines Update Primary Care Supplement- No.2 (April 2015)

Posted: May 05, 2015.
Category - Medicines Update Primary Care
Tagged with - Prescribing Indicators

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This bulletin contains information on ;

  • Prescribing Indicators 2015- 2016
  • Prescribing Measures 2015-2016

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Medicines Update Primary Care April 2015

Posted: April 22, 2015.
Category - Medicines Update Primary Care
Tagged with - Unlicensed Medicines Mental Health Specials

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This bulletin contains information on :

  • Neuropathic Pain
  • Creon® 40,000
  • Rantidine 5mg/5ml
  • Omeprazole Oral Solution
  • Clomipramine MR discontinuation
  • New MHRA E Learning on Corticosteroids

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Medicines Update Primary Care Supplement- No.1 (March 2015)

Posted: April 02, 2015.
Category - Medicines Update Primary Care
Tagged with - Unlicensed Medicines Specials

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This bulletin contains information on:

  • prescribing specials
  • GGC process for authorising specials
  • selecting specials on EMIS/InPS

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Medicines Update Primary Care - March 2015

Posted: March 31, 2015.
Category - Medicines Update Primary Care
Tagged with - Diabetes Formulary Prescribing Adrenaline

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This bulletin contains information on:

  • Drugs issued outwith the practice
  • Prescribing drugs with similar names
  • Synonyms update
  • Insulin pen needles and lancets
  • Adrenaline for anaphylaxis

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