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

PostScript Primary Care - June 2013

Posted: June 25, 2013.
Category - Medicines Update Primary Care
Tagged with - Antimicrobial Prescribing Paracetamol Dietetics

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This edition contains articles on

  • HAI and antibiotic resistance priorities
  • Antimicrobial use in older people
  • Paracetamol overdose risk
  • Disulfiram short supply
  • Stoma accessories and underwear
  • Renal dysfunction, MRAs and chronic heart failure
  • Diagnosing coeliac disease in children
  • Primary Care clinical guidelines 

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PostScript Primary Care - May 2013 Indicators Update

Posted: May 29, 2013.
Category - Medicines Update Primary Care
Tagged with - Prescribing Indicators Prescribing

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  • Primary Care Prescribing Indicators 2013-14 - update

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PostScript Primary Care - May 2013

Posted: May 29, 2013.
Category - Medicines Update Primary Care
Tagged with - Osteoporosis Mental Health Dietetics Antiplatelets Formulary

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This edition contains articles on

  • Trazodone short supply
  • Cilostazol (Pletal®)
  • Strontium ranelate (Protelos®)
  • Rotigitine (Neupro®) patches
  • Dermatology Formulary update
  • Enteral feeding algorithm
  • Liothyronine short supply

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PostScript Primary Care - April 2013

Posted: May 01, 2013.
Category - Medicines Update Primary Care
Tagged with - Prescribing Indicators Respiratory Diabetes Dietetics Benzodiazepines

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  • One Touch® Verio meters recall
  • Hyperkalaemia, Mineralocorticoid Receptor Antagonists (MRA) and Chronic Heart Failure (CHF)
  • NHSGGC Gluten Free Prescribing Guidelines
  • Diazepam 10mg Voluntary Ban
  • Domiciliary Oxygen – Transfer to Dolby Vivisol
  • NHSGGC Prescribing Indicators 2013/2014

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PostScript Primary Care - Feb/March 13

Posted: March 15, 2013.
Category - Medicines Update Primary Care

This edition focuses on current supply problems and gives advice on suitable alternatives for prescribing.  The medicine covered are:

  • Isosorbide Mononitrate
  • Sertraline
  • Calcipotriol and betamethasone (Dovobet®)

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PostScript Primary Care Jan/Feb '13

Posted: February 22, 2013.
Category - Medicines Update Primary Care
Tagged with - SIGN SMC Dietetics Wounds

In this issue:

  • Audit Scotland Report
  • Controlled Drugs
  • Scriptswitch
  • Supply problems
  • Dietetics- Souvenaid®
  • Non Medical Prescribing- Conotrane®
  • What' s on soon
  • Ivakaftor
  • Survey monkey on readers views

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PostScript Primary Care December 2012

Posted: December 20, 2012.
Category - Medicines Update Primary Care

In this issue:

  • Holiday Addictions Service
  • Festive Community Pharmacy Arrangements
  • Jext ® Adrenaline auto-injector
  • Pregabalin and Gabapentin Prescribing and Misuse Potential

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PostScript Primary Care (Nov 2012)

Posted: November 15, 2012.
Category - Medicines Update Primary Care
Tagged with - Statins Unlicensed Medicines Benzodiazepines Wounds

In this issue:

  • Specials
  • Ranitidine 5mg/5ml
  • Diclofenac and cardiovascular risk
  • Simvastatin 40mg and amlodipine MHRA advice
  • Benzodiazepine use and risk of dementia
  • Scriptswitch Software Pilot
  • Non availablility of Inadine®PVP I
  • Contraindications for silver containing dressings when breastfeeding
  • Sorbion Sachet S ®rebranded Sorbion Sachet Extra®
  • Prescribing Interface Subcommittee seeks GP representatives

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PostScript Primary Care Oct 2012

Posted: October 25, 2012.
Category - Medicines Update Primary Care
Tagged with - Methotrexate

In this issue:

  • Vaccination against Pertussis
  • Vitamin D
  • Gliptins
  • Thrombopropylaxis for orthopaedic patients
  • Antiplatelets for stroke and TIA
  • European Antibiotic Awareness Day
  • Changes to prescribing and availability of Epanutin®
  • Success of voluntary ban on methotrexate 10mg tablets

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PostScript Primary Care - Sept 2012

Posted: October 04, 2012.
Category - Medicines Update Primary Care
Tagged with - Opioids Diabetes Flu

In this issue:

  • 10 Golden rules for safe controlled drug use
  • Safe Use of Non-insulin Therapies training
  • Advice regarding prescribing and dispensing of Dermatology Preparations
  • Tamiflu® Suspension
  • PPIs and hypomagnesaemia
  • Orlistat supply problem resolved

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