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

Cancer

Prostate cancer: recent advances

Posted: February 12, 2016.
Category - Medicines Update
Tagged with - Cancer

In recent months there have been significant developments in the treatment in advanced prostate cancer.  Most prostate cancers depend on androgens, principally testosterone, for growth and survival. In metastatic disease, first line treatm...

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Guideline News

Posted: July 27, 2015.
Category - Medicines Update Acute
Tagged with - Dabigatran SIGN Antimicrobial Prescribing NICE Anticoagulants Wounds Cancer Prescribing Guidelines Update

Guideline News Updated GGC Guidelines now available on Staffnet

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Oxycodone safety

Posted: November 10, 2014.
Category - Medicines Update
Tagged with - Opioids Palliative Care Cancer Medication incidents Formulary Prescribing

The Controlled Drugs Accountable Officers’ Network for Scotland has published an updated on safe use of

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October Formulary Updates: Eye Section and Recent Decisions

Posted: November 10, 2014.
Category - Medicines Update
Tagged with - SMC Eye Cancer

Adult Formulary: Eye section update This part of the Formulary has recently been reviewed with input from specialists in acute and primary care. All sections have been reviewed, with some major changes to the format for section 11.8.1...

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Postscript Acute 10 (April 2013)

Posted: April 02, 2013.
Category - Medicines Update Acute
Tagged with - Biologics Antimicrobial Prescribing Cancer Medication incidents gentamicin Vancomycin Formulary Prescribing GnRH analogues

 

In this issue:

  • Oral anticancer medicines
  • Level 2 Individual Patient Treatment Requests
  • Gentamicin and vancomycin on-line calculators
  • Learning from incidents
  • Guideline news
  • Reminder: Drug Safety Update

Information included is specific to the use of medicines in the adult setting

 

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PostScript Oncology 17 - March 2012

Posted: March 08, 2012.
Category - Medicines Update Oncology
Tagged with - Cancer

In this issue:

  • Guideline news - local and national
  • Drug safety update
  • MHRA yellow card reporting scheme
  • Recent clinical audit highlights
  • Recent national guidance and GGC formulary decisions

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PostScript Oncology 16 - Dec 2011

Posted: December 27, 2011.
Category - Medicines Update Oncology
Tagged with - Cancer

  • New GGC prescribing website
  • Guideline news - Local and national
  • Drug safety update
  • Regional roll-out of electronic chemotherapy prescribing system
  • Other news - festive period
  • CEL(2010)17: Introduction and availability of newly licensed medicines in the NHS in Scotland - One year on
  • Recent national guidance and GGC formulary decisions

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