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

Antimicrobial Prescribing

C diff infections and PPIs

Posted: April 25, 2017.
Category - Medicines Update
Tagged with - Antimicrobial Prescribing

There was an increase in Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) rates within NHSGGC in quarter 3 last year. A review of cases highlighted that almost half of the patients with CDI were prescribed a proton pump inhibitor ...

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Medicines Update Primary Care Supplement April 2017

Posted: April 20, 2017.
Category - Medicines Update Primary Care
Tagged with - Antimicrobial Prescribing Diabetes Dietetics Prescribing

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Primary Care Prescribing Intitiative

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Ensure safe and appropriate use of antibiotics

Posted: April 03, 2017.
Category - Medicines Update
Tagged with - Antimicrobial Prescribing

There are a number of strategies which can be used to ensure the safe and appropriate use of antibiotics.   Current

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Delayed antibiotic prescribing

Posted: April 03, 2017.
Category - Medicines Update
Tagged with - Antimicrobial Prescribing

The TARGET toolkit contains patient information leaflets inten...

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Fosfomycin

Posted: March 09, 2017.
Category - Medicines Update
Tagged with - Antimicrobial Prescribing

Oral fosfomycin trometamol (Monuril®) is indicated in adults for the treatment of uncomplicated lower urinary tract infection (UTI) following microbiological isolation of susceptible organisms. It should be considered as a treatment option ...

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Infections: self management and prevention

Posted: February 21, 2017.
Category - Medicines Update
Tagged with - Respiratory Antimicrobial Prescribing

Patients need to understand that they should avoid unnecessary antibiotic use as bacterial resistance can affect them personally with inability to treat infections.  Healthcare professionals can educate otherwise healthy patients on the ex...

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Fewer antibiotics being prescribed

Posted: February 02, 2017.
Category - Medicines Update
Tagged with - Antimicrobial Prescribing

Fewer antibiotics being prescribed in Scotland Figures to the end of 2015 show that antibiotic prescribing in Scotland is still reducing. Around 30% of the Scottish population had at least...

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Antibiotic Prescribing in Acute: Key Messages February 2017

Posted: January 31, 2017.
Category - Medicines Update Acute
Tagged with - Antimicrobial Prescribing

Missed doses of antibiotics leads to a reduced concentration in the blood with subsequent reduced efficacy. This not only adversely impacts the patient response but also promotes emergence of resistance. A missed...

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Primary Care Antibiotic Guideline update

Posted: January 23, 2017.
Category - Medicines Update
Tagged with - Antimicrobial Prescribing

The primary care infection management

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Hand Hygiene

Posted: December 19, 2016.
Category - Medicines Update
Tagged with - Antimicrobial Prescribing

The NES Healthcare Associated Infections team have launched a new Hand Hygiene whiteboard animation What’s Stopping You. The animation is less than 4 minutes and reinforce...

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