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

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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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Medicines Update Primary Care April 2017

Posted: April 19, 2017.
Category - Medicines Update Primary Care
Tagged with - Prescribing Indicators Prescribing

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This bulletin contains information on:

  • National Therapeutic Indicators (NTI's) 2017-2018
  • Additional Prescribing Measures (APM's) 2017-2018

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Nystatin Dose Clarification

Posted: April 19, 2017.
Category - Medicines Update

In 2016, the dose of nystatin oral suspension was increased in the print issue of BNF 72 (Sept 16 – March 17) and in the BNF for Children (BNFC) 2016-2017. The dose change was in line with the Nystan...

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Guideline News April 2017

Posted: April 12, 2017.
Category - Medicines Update Acute

NHSGGC guidelines recently updated on StaffNet

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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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Medicines Update Primary Care March 2017

Posted: March 30, 2017.
Category - Medicines Update Primary Care
Tagged with - Dietetics Prescribing

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This bulletin contains information on:

  • Identifying and Treating Malnutrition
  • Must, Must Care Pathways and the Role of Oral Nutritional Supplements (ONS)

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Community Pharmacy Update February 2017

Posted: March 27, 2017.
Category - Medicines Update Community Pharmacy

The latest community pharmacy update bulletin can be found here. It contains items on:   Errors with Levetiracetam 1...

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Medicines Update Oncology March 2017

Posted: March 13, 2017.
Category - Medicines Update Oncology

The following West of Scotland Cancer Network (WOSCAN) protocols have been prepared in response to national guidance and are now available on the WOSCAN intranet site (NHS network access required):  

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Hyoscine hydrobromide tablets

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

There is a manufacturer supply problem with hyoscine hydrobromide tablets (Kwells, Kwells Kids and Joy-Rides) and these preparations will be unavailable until at least March 2017. In addition to their licensed indication of motion sickness, the...

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