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Greater Glasgow and Clyde Medicines

Medicines Update

For all prescribers and health professionals both in primary care and the acute sector.

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Guideline News Apr/May 2020

Posted: June 24, 2020.
Category - Medicines Update

Click on the following links to access new and updated clinical guidelines. Please note, all the links are on StaffNet and require NHSGGC network access.

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COVID-19 Guideline News May/Jun 2020

Posted: June 24, 2020.
Category - Medicines Update

Click on the following links to access NHSGGC COVID-19 clinical guidelines published between 18th May and 19th June. Please note, all the links are on StaffNet and require NHSGGC network access.  

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SC Fluids for palliative patients at home

Posted: June 22, 2020.
Category - Medicines Update

Standard Operating Procedure and Prescription/Administration Chart Primary care prescribers who wish to prescribe subcutaneous (SC) fluids should refer to the Scottish Palliative Care Guidelines on Subcutaneous Fluids

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Cancer Treatment and COVID-19

Posted: June 10, 2020.
Category - Medicines Update

Patients receiving Systemic Anti-Cancer Therapy (SACT) with suspected or confirmed COVID-19  Patients who develop COVID-19 are at risk of developing a dangerous hyper-inflammatory state (cytokine storm), which ...

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Drug interactions resource: COVID-19

Posted: June 10, 2020.
Category - Medicines Update

A COVID-19 drug interactions website has been launched by the University of Liverpool (www.covid19-druginteractions.org). It is designed to support prescribers managing drug inte...

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Nexplanon® Insertion: COVID-19

Posted: June 08, 2020.
Category - Medicines Update

COVID-19: Contraception - Re-introduction of Subdermal Implant (Nexplanon®) Insertion for At Risk Groups For information: General Practices KEY POINTS: Sandyford has re-introduced subdermal im...

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Smoking Cessation: COVID-19

Posted: June 05, 2020.
Category - Medicines Update

Key messages: Supporting people to stop smoking is now more of a public health priority than ever  Community Pharmacy Smoking cessation services (Quit Your Way) remain available  Tem...

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Contraceptive Advice: Valproate Medicines

Posted: June 05, 2020.
Category - Medicines Update

Updated June 2020 What's new? A previous blog Drug Safety Information: valproate medicines h...

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Valproate Medicines - Prevent Programme

Posted: June 05, 2020.
Category - Medicines Update

Are you acting in compliance with the pregnancy prevention measures?The Valproate Pregnancy Prevention Programme (Prevent) Guide for He...

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Vitamin D: Prevention & Treatment of Deficiency

Posted: June 03, 2020.
Category - Medicines Update

Key Points Vitamin D levels should NOT be measured routinely. Vitamin D loading doses may differ depending on indication. Check NHSGGC Formulary for vitamin D preparation of choice prior to pr...

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