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

Latest News & Postscripts

Restrictions on travelling with medicines

Posted: January 22, 2019.
Category - Medicines Update

Restrictions on travelling with medicines Restrictions on the carriage of medicines (including controlled drugs) vary from country to country and travell...

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New Guideline - Treatment of IDA

Posted: January 21, 2019.
Category - Medicines Update

NEW GUIDELINE Treatment of IDA: Oral and IV Iron Therapy  A new GGC guideline on the Treatment of Iron Deficiency Anaemia (IDA) is now available on StaffNet

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Guideline News Dec 2018

Posted: January 16, 2019.
Category - Medicines Update

Guideline News Dec 2018 New Adult NHSGGC Guidelines now available on StaffNet

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Therapeutics Handbook Update Jan 2019

Posted: January 07, 2019.
Category - Medicines Update

There has been a content update to guidelines within the Infections chapter of the GGC Medicines Adult Therapeutics Handbook. The update brings the Therapeutics Handbook into line with the Empirical Antibiotic Therapy, Infection Management...

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Ensuring appropriate use of temocillin

Posted: December 18, 2018.
Category - Medicines Update

Ensuring appropriate use of TEMOCILLIN – advice for all healthcare professionals  Gram negative resistance to temocillin is increasing and increasing temocillin use has been associated with s...

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High cost liquid medicines: impact at 6 months

Posted: December 17, 2018.
Category - Medicines Update

An encouraging downward trend in use (by volume and cost) is noted for the high cost liquid medicines previously highlighted in a

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Red bag scheme

Posted: December 17, 2018.
Category - Medicines Update

To aid medicines reconciliation/supply for care home patients in acute care

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Formulary Update (December 2018)

Posted: December 17, 2018.
Category - Formulary Update

This post summarises the latest NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde decisions relating to new medicines considered by the Area Drug and Therapeutics Committee (ADTC) and uses a nationally developed format specifically aimed for patients and the public.

For full details of the medicines included in this post that are available for use, including any restrictions on prescribing, please see the relevant entry in the GGC Formular

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Caution with switch to Trimbow® or Trelegy®

Posted: December 17, 2018.
Category - Medicines Update

Launch of the two new “triple inhalers” described below has presented an opportunity to simplify inhaler regimens for some patients with COPD, while simultaneously generating substantial efficiency savings. Note that Trimbow...

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Update: DOAC Booklet availability in Primary Care

Posted: December 11, 2018.
Category - Medicines Update

GP Practices and Community Pharmacies can now order printed copies of the new Direct Oral Anticoagulant (DOAC) Patient Information Booklet and Alert Card. Printed copies remain available for use in hospitals across NHSGGC. Please refer to this ...

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