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

About GGC Medicines

GGC Medicines has been designed as a tool to assist in promoting high quality, safe and cost-effective prescribing within the Greater Glasgow and Clyde Health Board.  The website has useful resources for prescribers and patients including:

  • The GGC Adult Medicines Formulary as a searchable or navigational database
  • The Adult Therapeutics Handbook: an essential resource for junior medical staff working in NHSGGC
  • Current prescribing and clinical information via the Medicines Update suite of publications
  • Shared Care Agreements
  • Information for patients on access to medicines
  • Policies relating to medicines in NHSGGC
  • Other formularies
  • Prescribing resources and links to other guidelines

GGC Medicines app (Adult Therapeutics Handbook)

The GGC Medicines app is password protected to ensure that it is only used by clinical staff within NHSGGC. The login details are available from the Clinical Info page on StaffNet which you can access HERE.

The contents and guidelines from the Adult Therapeutics Handbook can also be accessed by the desktop site to ensure that users of PCs and smartphones other than those the app is available for can access this invaluable clinical resource.

Medicines Information Enquiries: New Phone Number

May 2020: The main phone number for Medicines Information based at Glasgow Royal Infirmary has recently changed.  Enquirers should now call 0141 201 3227 if dialling from outside of the hospital phone network, or 13227 if dialling internally.

COVID-19 Guidelines in the Adult Therapeutics Handbook:

April 2020: The GGC Medicines (Adult Therapeutics Handbook) app and desktop site now contains selected approved guidelines for the management of adult patients with COVID-19, including general management, thromboprophylaxis and care for the end of life.  Visit the new COVID-19 chapter in the Handbook by clicking HERE