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Co-amoxiclav prescribing in GP Practices 2018

Posted: March 06, 2019.
Category - Medicines Update

Primary Care has made significant progress in both reducing unnecessary antibiotic prescribing, and increasing the use of guideline recommended narrower spectrum antibiotics.  In NHSGGC antibiotic prescribing volume is 12% less than 10 yea...

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Addition of silver dressings to Wound Formulary

Posted: March 01, 2019.
Category - Medicines Update

Antimicrobial dressings should only be used when infection is suspected as a result of clinical signs or symptoms (see The Healthcare Improvement Scotland

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Therapeutics Handbook Update Feb 2019

Posted: February 27, 2019.
Category - Medicines Update

The Adult Therapeutics Handbook content has now been updated and includes the following main changes: New guideline -

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Colecalciferol product of choice

Posted: February 20, 2019.
Category - Medicines Update

Prescribing support teams have been asked to review patients in primary care prescribed 800 units of colecalciferol and ensure that they are prescribed the most appropriate licensed product according to the dosage recommendations in the NHSGGC ...

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Diagnosis of IDA - Iron Studies

Posted: February 19, 2019.
Category - Medicines Update

A new GGC guideline on the Treatment of Iron Deficiency Anaemia (IDA) is now available on StaffNet

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Valproate Medicines

Posted: February 19, 2019.
Category - Medicines Update

Are you acting in compliance with the pregnancy prevention measures? Previous Medicines Update blogs have highlighted the

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Guideline News Jan 2019

Posted: February 19, 2019.
Category - Medicines Update

Updated Adult NHSGGC Guidelines now available on StaffNet

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European survey on antibiotic use and resistance

Posted: February 01, 2019.
Category - Medicines Update

Health Protection Scotland is coordinating a call for healthcare professionals in Scotland to participate in a European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) funded survey to assess healthcare workers’ knowledge and perceptions...

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Therapeutics Handbook: Additional Update Jan 19

Posted: January 31, 2019.
Category - Medicines Update

There has been a content update to two guidelines within the Infections chapter of the GGC Medicines Adult Therapeutics Handbook including the following main changes:

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DOAC Booklet survey

Posted: January 25, 2019.
Category - Medicines Update

Thanks to the support from NHS Health Improvement Scotland (HIS), a new ‘DOAC Patient Information Booklet and Alert Card’ pack was launched across NHS GGC in the Autumn/ Winter of 2018. More details on this resource can be found

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