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

Guideline News (December 2014)

Information below is specific to the use of medicines in the adult setting.

GGC Guidelines now available on StaffNet

Post-op endophthalmitis

ENT surgical antibiotic prophylaxis 

Antibiotic prophylaxis for endoscopic procedure

Management of possible haemorrhagic fever

Parkinson's Disease nil by mouth guidance

Management of suspected clostridium difficile infection

Human albumin use

Immunoglobulin use

Dexmedetomidine guidance for critical care

Learning disability bone health guideline

Management of type 2 diabetes (Refer to StaffNet for additional guidelines on the management of diabetes)


SIGN  Clinical Guidelines

Management of asthma (SIGN 141)


NICE Clinical Guidelines*

Multiple sclerosis (CG 186)

Acute heart failure (CG 187)

Gallstone disease (CG 188)

Bipolar disorder (CG 185)

*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.