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

Guideline News Dec 2017

New Adult NHSGGC Guidelines now available on StaffNet

Treatment of vitamin B12 deficiency

Antibiotic prophylaxis for infective endocarditis in dental patients

Maintaining co-careldopa (Duodopa®) intestinal infusion in patients admitted to hospital


Updated Adult NHSGGC Guidelines now available on StaffNet

Management of suspected Clostridium Difficile

Use of depot and long acting antipsychotic injections


SIGN guidelines

New: Pharmacological management of glycaemic control in type 2 diabetes No 154, Nov 17

Update to: Management of diabetes No 116, Nov 17


NICE clinical guidelines*

New: Asthma: diagnosis, monitoring and chronic asthma management NG80, Nov 17

*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 20/12/17