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 - March 2012

Posted: March 20, 2012.
Category - Medicines Update Primary Care
Tagged with - Antimicrobial Prescribing Diabetes Dietetics Methotrexate

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  • Homely Remedies
  • Buccal Midazolam
  • Gliptins and Renal Disease
  • Adult Infection Management Guideline Revision
  • Methotrexate Voluntary Ban - 10mg tablets
  • Oral Nutrition Contract
  • Ensure Plus Starter Packs

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Postscript Primary Care - February 2012

Posted: February 22, 2012.
Category - Medicines Update Primary Care
Tagged with - Smoking Cessation

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  • Levothyroxine - License suspension
  • Gabapentin/Pregabalin - Abuse
  • NRT Contract Change
  • Dalteparin Error
  • Dermatology Prescribing
  • Domperidone caution
  • Hypertension Guideline

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Postscript Primary Care - January 2012

Posted: January 23, 2012.
Category - Medicines Update Primary Care
Tagged with - Antimicrobial Prescribing Diabetes

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  • EMIS - Caution with dose abbreviations
  • Paediatric Management of Infection Guidance
  • UTI Project
  • Diabetes Prescribing

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Postscript Primary Care - December 2011

Posted: December 13, 2011.
Category - Medicines Update Primary Care

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  • Synonyms in EMIS
  • Duraphat Prescribing
  • Pain MCN website
  • Citalopram
  • High Cost Contingency Arrangements
  • Holiday Addictions Services

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Postscript Primary Care - November 2011

Posted: November 18, 2011.
Category - Medicines Update Primary Care

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  • Nutritional Prescribing Update
  • Methotrexate - Voluntary Ban on 10mg tabs
  • Healthy Start Vitamins
  • Dovonex Cream Discontinuation
  • Antibiotic Prescribing

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PostScript Primary Care (October 2011)

Posted: October 21, 2011.
Category - Medicines Update Primary Care
Tagged with - Opioids Smoking Cessation

  • NPSA Patient Safety Update: Lithium
  • Varenicline and NRT
  • Tacrolimus prescribing
  • Supervision of methadone

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PostScript Primary Care (September 2011)

Posted: September 19, 2011.
Category - Medicines Update Primary Care
Tagged with - Dabigatran Prescribing Indicators Respiratory Asthma Diabetes Dietetics

  • Dabigatran
  • Apidra® supply problems
  • Sip feed quantities
  • Respiratory prescribing indicators

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PostScript Primary Care (August 2011)

Posted: August 02, 2011.
Category - Medicines Update Primary Care
Tagged with - Osteoporosis Gout Benzodiazepines

  • Calcium and Vitamin D3 preparations
  • Phenazepam import ban
  • Nitrazepam Audit
  • Febuxostat for gout

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PostScript Primary Care (July 2011)

Posted: July 01, 2011.
Category - Medicines Update Primary Care
Tagged with - Prescribing Indicators

  • Primary Care Prescribing Indicators 2011-12

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PostScript Primary Care (June 2011)

Posted: June 01, 2011.
Category - Medicines Update Primary Care
Tagged with - Osteoporosis Antimicrobial Prescribing Paracetamol Diabetes Contraceptives Vaccines Mental Health

  • Safer lithium therapy
  • Reporting of HbA1c
  • Kwikpens
  • Bisphosphonates and atypical femoral fractures
  • ASSIGN risk score
  • Paracetamol dosing in children
  • Fever after immunisation
  • Yasmin
  • Meningitis prophylaxis

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