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Parkinson's Disease (PD) in Acute Care

Posted: September 08, 2020.
Category - Medicines Update

Parkinson’s Disease (PD) in Acute Care  What is the “Get it on time” campaign and why is it important? Access to the correct medications at the rig...

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Therapeutics Handbook Update August 2020

Posted: September 07, 2020.
Category - Medicines Update

The Adult Therapeutics Handbook content has now been updated.   This update includes updates to the following guidelines;

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MHRA Updates Aug 2020

Posted: September 07, 2020.
Category - Medicines Update

Stimulant laxatives (bisacodyl, senna and sennosid...

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Guideline News Aug 2020

Posted: September 07, 2020.
Category - Medicines Update

Click on the following link (on StaffNet) to access new and updated clinical guidelines including NHSGGC, SIGN and NICE guidelines. 

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Medicines reconciliation - Mental Health

Posted: August 21, 2020.
Category - Medicines Update

Medicines reconciliation- Mental Health Clozapine & antipsychotic long acting injections (depot) Key points The Emergency Care Summary (ECS) for patients with a diagnosis of schizophrenia may show n...

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MHRA Updates July 2020

Posted: August 21, 2020.
Category - Medicines Update

  Systemically administered VEGF pathway inhibitors: risk of aneurysm and arte...

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Quetiapine IR preferred choice

Posted: August 21, 2020.
Category - Medicines Update

Quetiapine IR preferred choice Key points The NHSGGC Prescribing Manage...

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Guideline News July 2020

Posted: August 12, 2020.
Category - Medicines Update

Click on the following link (on StaffNet) to access new and updated clinical guidelines including NHSGGC, SIGN and NICE guidelines. 

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Updated GGC Neuropathic Pain Guidelines

Posted: July 29, 2020.
Category - Medicines Update

The 

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Clozapine and Cytotoxic Treatment

Posted: July 28, 2020.
Category - Medicines Update

Updated July 2020 Key messages The side effect profile of clozapine means it is subject to mandatory processes and monitoring which are intended to ensure patient safety Concurrent use...

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