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

Anticoagulants

Venous Thrombosis in Patients with Malignant Disease

Posted: May 19, 2017.
Category - Medicines Update
Tagged with - Anticoagulants

Treatment and Secondary Prophylaxis of Venous Thrombosis in Patients with Malignant Disease   The NHSGGC

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Direct Oral Anticoagulants

Posted: February 21, 2017.
Category - Medicines Update
Tagged with - Dabigatran Anticoagulants

A new Medicines Update Extra bulletin has been published regarding the use of direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs). This replaces the previous ‘New...

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MUE 05: DOAC Prescribing

Posted: February 20, 2017.
Category - Medicines Update Extra
Tagged with - Anticoagulants DOACS

 DOAC Prescribing in Patients with Non-Valvular AF and for the Treatment and Prevention of VTE

** This bulletin supersedes “NOAC Prescribing in Patients with Non-Valvular Atrial Fibrillation, Frequently Asked Questions, Feb 2015” **

The FAQ includes:

  • Questions relating to indications/appropriateness of DOACs
  • Questions relating to choice of DOAC & dose
  • Questions relating to DOAC initiation
  • Further information and advice
  • Decision making algorithms

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Reducing risk of stroke in AF

Posted: August 03, 2016.
Category - Medicines Update
Tagged with - Anticoagulants

Stroke prevention: a work in progress Three quarters of GP practices in NHSGGC have been successfully running GRASP-AF software since June 2014. This tool aims to help improve the management and care of patients with AF by assisting i...

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Acute Care…..New TrakCare Referral to the Adult Anticoagulation Service

Posted: May 19, 2016.
Category - Medicines Update Acute
Tagged with - Anticoagulants

Prior to discharge, a prescriber must refer all patients on, or to be commenced on, warfarin (or acenocoumarol) to the Glasgow and Clyde Anticoagulation Service (GCAS).  This should be regardless

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Anticoagulants and dental procedures

Posted: January 18, 2016.
Category - Medicines Update
Tagged with - Dabigatran Anticoagulants Antiplatelets

Anticoagulants or antiplatelets for patients undergoing dental procedures New guidance on the Management of Dental Patients Taking Anticoagulants or Antiplatelet Drugs has been p...

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Heart MCN key messages September 2015

Posted: October 06, 2015.
Category - Medicines Update
Tagged with - Anticoagulants

Primary care education evening on chest pain management The Heart MCN is planning to run primary care education evening in November, focusing on the management of chest pain and acute coronary syndromes, GRASP-AF audi...

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LMWH in patients with solid tumours

Posted: October 06, 2015.
Category - Medicines Update
Tagged with - Anticoagulants

SMC have accepted tinzaparin for extended treatment of symptomatic venous thromboembolism and prevention of its recurrence, in patients with solid tumours. NHSGGC specialists advise that dalteparin should remain our LMWH of choice in cancer pat...

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Guideline News

Posted: July 27, 2015.
Category - Medicines Update Acute
Tagged with - Dabigatran SIGN Antimicrobial Prescribing NICE Anticoagulants Wounds Cancer Prescribing Guidelines Update

Guideline News Updated GGC Guidelines now available on Staffnet

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NOAC Prescribing in Patients with Non-Valvular Atrial Fibrillation: Frequently Asked Questions

Posted: February 05, 2015.
Category - Medicines Update
Tagged with - Dabigatran Anticoagulants

As previously reported the NHSGGC guideline for Atrial Fibrillation (AF) treatment now includes the option to use a Novel Oral Anticoagulant (NOAC) for anticoagulation. The NOACs all have slightly different properties and the best choic...

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