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

Palliative Care

Medicines Update Primary Care May 2015

Posted: May 21, 2015.
Category - Medicines Update Primary Care
Tagged with - Unlicensed Medicines Palliative Care

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This bulletin contains information on:

  • Subcutaneous Fluids
  • Covert Medication
  • SPC's

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Palliative Care: Scottish Guidelines Updated

Posted: February 06, 2015.
Category - Medicines Update
Tagged with - Palliative Care

New Scottish Palliative Care guidelines have been published which replace the previous GGC guidelines. Booklets are being printed for clinical areas and these a...

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Medicines Update Primary Care - November 2014

Posted: November 19, 2014.
Category - Medicines Update Primary Care
Tagged with - Unlicensed Medicines Palliative Care Respiratory Asthma Methotrexate Prescribing

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This bulletin contains information on:

  • Carbamazepine Chewtabs
  • Fluoxetine 10mg
  • EMIS: Loss of interaction checking - acute methotrexate
  • Inhaler Devices
  • Drug Safety Update Information: Interferon ADRs
  • Changes to Dexamethasone Injection strength

 

 

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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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Corticosteroids in palliative care (PostScript 80)

Posted: March 03, 2014.
Category - Medicines Update
Tagged with - Palliative Care

Prompted by regular requests for advice about use of steroids in palliative care patients in the community, an audit was undertaken to establish the care issues and whether there were any problems. Notes from 15 community based patients were re...

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PostScript Primary Care - February 2014

Posted: February 18, 2014.
Category - Medicines Update Primary Care
Tagged with - Hepatitis Palliative Care SMC Dietetics

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This bulletin contains information on:

  • Dapoxetine
  • Gluten-Free Food Formulary
  • Hypertension Guideline Error
  • Prescribing LES for 2014/15
  • Prescribing of Hepatitis B Virus treatments in General Practice
  • Macmillan Pharmacy Facilitators
  • Ensure® Plus
  • Glasgow Addiction Services - New contact details

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PostScript Primary Care - Jan 2014

Posted: January 21, 2014.
Category - Medicines Update Primary Care
Tagged with - Palliative Care Osteoporosis Dietetics Prescribing

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This bulletin contains information on:

  • Gluten-free food scheme
  • 'Just in case' synonyms
  • Accrete D3®
  • Hypertension Guideline Revision
  • Treatment of Dental Abcess
  • Nalmefene
  • Nuelin® Supply Issue
  • Ensure® Plus Milkshake name change

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PostScript 72 (November 2012)

Posted: November 01, 2012.
Category - Medicines Update
Tagged with - Palliative Care Antimicrobial Prescribing Paracetamol SMC Anticoagulants Antiplatelets Medication incidents

To read this edition of PostScript in PDF format click here. This edition contains articles on:   Levomepromazine: patient safet...

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PostScript 69 (May 2012)

Posted: May 04, 2012.
Category - Medicines Update
Tagged with - Opioids Dabigatran Prescribing Indicators Palliative Care Paracetamol Mental Health Anticoagulants

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PostScript Community Pharmacy (May 2012)

Posted: April 27, 2012.
Category - Medicines Update Community Pharmacy
Tagged with - Unlicensed Medicines Palliative Care Smoking Cessation

Issue 69, May 2012 To read this bulletin in PDF format, please click here.  In this edition: Levomepromazine in palliative care patients: patient safety Coming to a PC Near You….the new elect...

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