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 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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Medicines Update Primary Care February 2015

Posted: February 27, 2015.
Category - Medicines Update Primary Care
Tagged with - Diabetes Vaccines Mental Health Benzodiazepines MHRA Drug Safety Update Guidelines Update

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This bulletin contains information on:

  • Drugs and driving - impaired ability to drive
  • Vaccination Programmes for patients in care homes
  • Yellow Card Scheme extended
  • ACWY Vax®
  • New Diabetes Guidelines
  • Nitrofurantoin Dosing and Preparation
  • Ivabradine Safety Update
  • Patient changing GP practice: deducting patients on a CMS prescription

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Medicines Update Primary Care - January 2015

Posted: January 23, 2015.
Category - Medicines Update Primary Care
Tagged with - Prescribing

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This bulletin contains information on:

  • Gabapentin and Pregabalin - Prescribing Trends and Potential for Misuse
  • Priadel 200mg shortage
  • MHRA warning about Valproate and risk of abnormal pregnancy outcomes
  • Synonyms Update

 

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Medicines Update Primary Care - December 2014

Posted: December 18, 2014.
Category - Medicines Update Primary Care
Tagged with - Respiratory Mental Health Dietetics Formulary Prescribing

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This bulletin contains information on:

  • Holiday addictions services
  • Unscheduled Care
  • Scottish Patient Safety Programme - Pharmacy in Primary Care Collaborative
  • Agomelatine
  • Colobreathe®
  • Haloperidol Supply Problem
  • New Oral and Enteral Nutrition Formularies

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Medicines Update Primary Care - November 2014

Posted: November 19, 2014.
Category - Medicines Update Primary Care
Tagged with - Unlicensed Medicines Palliative Care Respiratory Asthma Methotrexate Prescribing

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This bulletin contains information on:

  • Carbamazepine Chewtabs
  • Fluoxetine 10mg
  • EMIS: Loss of interaction checking - acute methotrexate
  • Inhaler Devices
  • Drug Safety Update Information: Interferon ADRs
  • Changes to Dexamethasone Injection strength

 

 

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