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

Guideline News

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


New and updated NHSGGC Guidelines now available on StaffNet

Preoperative fasting guideline for elective surgical patients

Immunoglobulin maximum dose (by weight) 

Thromboprophylaxis in orthopaedics (update)

Neuropathic pain (update)

Ranibizumab in wet age-related macular degeneration (update)


SIGN Clinical Guidelines

Management of osteoporosis and prevention of fragility fractures (No. 142)

Glaucoma referral and safe discharge (No. 144)


NICE Clinical Guidelines*

Gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (NG1)

Irritable bowel syndrome (CG61) (update)

Bladder cancer  (NG2)

Diabetes in pregnancy (NG3)

Medicines optimisation (NG5)

*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.