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 (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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PostScript Primary Care - August 2012 Indicators Update

Posted: August 29, 2012.
Category - Medicines Update Primary Care
Tagged with - Prescribing Indicators

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  • Primary Care Prescribing Indicators 2012-13 - update

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Postscript Primary Care - August 2012

Posted: August 29, 2012.
Category - Medicines Update Primary Care
Tagged with - Statins Vaccines Mental Health

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  • High dose dexamethasone added to repeat in error
  • HPV vaccine 2012-13
  • Dementia therapy in primary care
  • Managed repeat/express repeat prescription schemes
  • Shingles vaccine
  • Orlistat supply problem
  • Warticon® supply problem
  • Simvastatin interactions – MHRA safety update

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PostScript Primary Care - July 2012

Posted: July 31, 2012.
Category - Medicines Update Primary Care

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  • EMIS dosage direction mismatches - action required by practices
  • Triptolerin
  • Buccal midazolam (Epistatus®) – Vision Prescribing Issue
  • New GGC Paediatric Formulary
  • Capecitabine incident
  • Safe use of insulin training
  • Updated GGC diabetes guidelines
  • New Synonyms and electronic Formularies now available

 

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Postscript Primary Care - June 2012

Posted: July 03, 2012.
Category - Medicines Update Primary Care
Tagged with - Contraceptives Vaccines Wounds

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  • Travel vaccines
  • Tacrolimus prescribing advice
  • Intranasal corticosteroids
  • Sunscreens and ACBS
  • Anapen® precautionary recall
  • Formulary oral contraceptives
  • Updated Wound Dressings Formulary
  • Indwelling Pleural Catheter Drainage Systems

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Postscript Primary Care - May 2012

Posted: June 01, 2012.
Category - Medicines Update Primary Care
Tagged with - Antimicrobial Prescribing Immunoglobulins Vaccines Dietetics

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  • Good Practice in Safe Management of CDs in Primary Care
  • Prescribing of trimethoprim in pregnancy
  • Pregnancy and chicken pox exposure
  • Vitamin D guidance
  • Metolazone (Metenix) discontinuation
  • New Urinary Catheter Formulary
  • Glasgow Addictions Service - New contact details
  • Action Required - Withdrawal of ProvideXtra Juice

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Postscript Primary Care - April/May 2012

Posted: May 29, 2012.
Category - Medicines Update Primary Care
Tagged with - Prescribing Indicators

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  • Primary Care Prescribing Indicators 2012-13

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Index of Previous Editions

Posted: April 03, 2012.
Category - Medicines Update Primary Care

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