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

Prescribing

Prescribing from outpatient settings

Posted: February 12, 2016.
Category - Medicines Update
Tagged with - Prescribing

The Area Drug & Therapeutics Committee has approved an updated policy on the supply of medici...

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Medicines Update Primary Care February 2016

Posted: February 11, 2016.
Category - Medicines Update Primary Care
Tagged with - Antimicrobial Prescribing Medication incidents Medicines reconciliation Prescribing MHRA Drug Safety Update Guidelines Update

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This bulletin contains information on:

  • Longterm Antimicrobial Prescribing
  • Primary Care Infection Management Guidelines
  • Mercaptopurine Dosing Error Risk
  • Blood Glucose Testing Strips Storage and Hygiene

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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

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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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Medicines Update Primary Care November 2015

Posted: November 19, 2015.
Category - Medicines Update Primary Care
Tagged with - Dietetics Prescribing

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This bulletin contains information on :

  • New Side- effect of PPI's
  • Prescribing for Yourself
  • Outcome of the Review of the Gluten Free Foods Service
  • Sildenafil Prescribing
  • Shared Care Protocols
  • Healthy Start Vitamin Scheme

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Ketamine

Posted: November 16, 2015.
Category - Medicines Update
Tagged with - Prescribing

On Monday 30th November 2015, ketamine will become a schedule 2 Controlled Drug. The change was introduced on the advice of the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs following increasing evidence o...

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Prescribing for yourself, friends or family

Posted: October 23, 2015.
Category - Medicines Update
Tagged with - Prescribing

The professional bodies linked to medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, and nursing and midwifery have all issued standards or guidance on prescribing. They all recommend that practitioners should not prescribe for themselves or anyone with whom they ...

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BNF and Therapeutics Handbook -new arrangements for access

Posted: August 14, 2015.
Category - Medicines Update Acute
Tagged with - Therapeutic Handbook Prescribing Guidelines Update

BNF and Therapeutics Handbook – new arrangements for access BNF and BNF for Children (CBNF)   • NHSGGC are beginning the transition away from printed copies and staff are...

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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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Medicines Update Primary Care June 2015

Posted: June 16, 2015.
Category - Medicines Update Primary Care
Tagged with - Vaccines Prescribing

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This bulletin contains information on :

  • Local Enhanced Services 2015/16
  • Polypharmacy Guidance 2015
  • Shingles Vaccination Reminder
  • Medicines with or after food

 

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Temazepam prescribing change 01/06/15

Posted: May 15, 2015.
Category - Medicines Update
Tagged with - Benzodiazepines Formulary Prescribing

For many years, temazepam has been in the anomalous position where although a schedule 3 Controlled Drug (CD), it has been exempt from the prescription writing requirements that apply to all other schedule 2 and 3 CDs. The Home Office has recen...

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