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

Guideline News

NHSGGC Guidelines now available on StaffNet

Updated guidelines - The following guidelines have been updated and reposted on StaffNet.  Some updates may involve significant clinical changes and others may only reflect an update to the review date.  It is advisable that you refamiliarise yourself with any guidelines relevant to your area of practice.

Prophylaxis of meningococcal septicaemia and meningitis
Omalizumab in difficult asthma
Exposure to blood borne viruses
Hypoglycaemia in adults with diabetes mellitus in hospital
Ranibizumab in macular oedema secondary to non ischaemic central retinal vein occlusion in adults
Asthma inhaler device guide (adult) for primary and secondary care
COPD inhaler device guide for primary and secondary care
Intravenous gentamicin dosing guidelines for adults
Rivaroxaban for the treatment of DVT and PE in adults

National Guidelines

SIGN Clinical Guidelines
Chronic heart failure No. 147

NICE Clinical Guidelines*
Diabetic foot problems NG 19
Tuberculosis NG 33
Epilepsies (update) CG 137
Bipolar disorder (update) CG 185
ADHD (update) CG 72

*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.