NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde Area Drug and Therapeutics Committee
Greater Glasgow and Clyde Medicines
Medicines Update

Guideline News Apr 2018

Updated Adult NHSGGC Guidelines now available on StaffNet

Asthma and COPD preferred list inhaler device guide

Delirium diagnosis, risk reduction, and management in Acute

Antibiotic prophylaxis in gastrointestinal and vascular surgery

Antibiotic prophylaxis in maxillofacial surgery

Intramuscular medication for acutely disturbed behaviour, MHS

Early medical termination of pregnancy in the home setting


SIGN guidelines

No relevant updates


NICE clinical guidelines*

Venous thromboembolism in over 16s: reducing the risk of hospital-acquired DVT or PE NG89

Otitis media (acute): antimicrobial prescribing NG91

Stop smoking interventions and services NG92

Lyme disease NG95

Diagnosis and management of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder NG87

Assessment and management of heavy menstrual bleeding NG88


*NICE Guidelines are developed for prescribers in NHS England and Wales and as such may not always follow NHS Scotland prescribing policy e.g. SMC advice.  They should always be used in conjunction with relevant NHSGGC Formulary and Clinical Guidelines.


 Published 03/05/18