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Guideline News Sept 2019

Posted: September 16, 2019.
Category - Medicines Update

New Adult NHSGGC Guidelines now available on StaffNet

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Prescribing Medicines by Brand

Posted: September 09, 2019.
Category - Medicines Update

Key Messages Generic prescribing is usually recommended due to cost-effectiveness, however in certain circumstances it is important to prescribe medication by brand name Examples of medication to be pre...

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Prescribing Semaglutide: practical considerations

Posted: September 09, 2019.
Category - Medicines Update

Semaglutide is a new weekly injectable glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) agonist recently added to formulary. It is available as a single pen device with 4 doses providing the patient with all they require for a month.

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NRT - Formulary Choices

Posted: August 23, 2019.
Category - Medicines Update

 Nicotine Replacement  Therapy (NRT): Formulary choices Key messages Nicotinell® products (24-hour patches, lozenges or ...

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Therapeutics Handbook Update Aug 2019

Posted: August 19, 2019.
Category - Medicines Update

The Adult Therapeutics Handbook content has now been updated. The following guidelines have had minor content updates:

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Guideline News July/Aug 2019

Posted: August 05, 2019.
Category - Medicines Update

New Adult NHSGGC Guidelines now available on StaffNet

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Small Change Matters: paracetamol use in adults

Posted: August 01, 2019.
Category - Medicines Update

Paracetamol is a very commonly prescribed medicine in NHSGGC. Due to high use even small changes in price can make a big difference in the overall spend on paracetamol in primary care and acute services. Assess whether paracetamo...

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Off-label or unlicensed use of medicines

Posted: July 30, 2019.
Category - Medicines Update

The MHRA and the

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Treatment of Vitamin B12 Deficiency in Adults

Posted: July 29, 2019.
Category - Medicines Update

GGC guidance on the Treatment of Vitamin B12 Deficiency in Adults is available 

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MHRA Updates Quarter 2 2019

Posted: July 29, 2019.
Category - Medicines Update

Updates from the MHRA for the second quarter of 2019 Drug Safety Update includes:

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