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

Archive for 2015

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Posted: December 28, 2015.
Category - Medicines Update

Twitter: follow us at @NHSGGCMeds or search the hashtag #ggcmedicines Facebook: search and like NHSGGC Medicines Update.   NHSGGC Medicin...

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MUE 04: PPIs

Posted: December 18, 2015.
Category - Medicines Update Extra

 Oral Proton Pump Inhibitors

  • Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPIs) are one of the most commonly prescribed classes of drug
  • PPIs are an effective treatment when used appropriately
  • PPIs should only be prescribed where there is a clear indication
  • PPIs are usually well tolerated
  • Recent evidence suggests that PPIs may have potentially serious adverse effects such as fractures, hypomagnesaemia, subacute cutaneous lupus erythematosus, pneumonia and Clostridium difficile infection

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Shared Care Protocols

Posted: December 17, 2015.
Category - Medicines Update

The Prescribing Interface Subcommittee of the Area Drug & Therapeutics Committee (ADTC) co-ordinates the formal management of prescribing issues between primary care and the acute setting including the review, approval and collation of Shar...

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New NHS Scotland Palliative Care Guidelines App

Posted: December 17, 2015.
Category - Medicines Update
Tagged with - Guidelines Update

New NHS Scotland Palliative Care Guidelines App Sixteen of the NHSScotland palliative care guidelines are now available in app format provid...

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BNF and BNF for Children (BNFC) errors

Posted: December 17, 2015.
Category - Medicines Update

BNF publications have re-designed the print and online versions of the BNF.  The first issue of the new look BNF 70 and BNFC 2015-16 were published in September 2015.  Since publication, a number of issues including dose errors have been identified. 

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Medicines Update Primary Care December 2015

Posted: December 16, 2015.
Category - Medicines Update Primary Care
Tagged with - Prescribing MHRA Drug Safety Update

To view this bulletin in PDF format please click here

This bulletin contains information on :

  • Lidocaine 5% plasters (Versatis®)
  • Minor Ailment Service (MAS) Formulary
  • Mirabegron and Severe Hypertension
  • Drugs for Doctors Medical Bags
  • Controlled Drug Instalments
  • Medication Compliance Aids 
  • Black Ink on Prescriptions

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Formulary Update (Dec 2015)

Posted: December 16, 2015.
Category - Formulary Update

Greater Glasgow and Clyde Area Drug and Therapeutics Committee met on Monday 14th December. This blog details the Formulary decisions made at that meeting.

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Pioglitazone shortage

Posted: December 14, 2015.
Category - Medicines Update
Tagged with - Diabetes

All strengths of pioglitazone tablets are currently in short supply. Further deliveries are expected during December and January however overall supply may be limited.  To conserve supplies and ensure that patient management is not comprom...

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Instalments for CDs

Posted: December 14, 2015.
Category - Medicines Update
Tagged with - Opioids Benzodiazepines

Instalment Prescriptions for CDs: Updated Home Office Wording   Prescriptions for Controlled Drugs which are supplied in instalments must contain specific wording to allow supply in advance of public holida...

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New WOSCAN protocols (November 2015)

Posted: December 01, 2015.
Category - Medicines Update Oncology

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

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