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

Archive for 2019

Guideline News Feb 2019

Posted: March 15, 2019.
Category - Medicines Update

New Adult NHSGGC Guidelines now available on StaffNet

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Faulty FreeStyle Libre Advice

Posted: March 13, 2019.
Category - Medicines Update

Occasionally FreeStyle Libre sensors are found to be faulty. The sensors may not stick properly, may not turn on, or provide any results. Patients are advised to phone Abbott’s Customer Care Line - 0800 170 1177 -...

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NHS Prescribing at request of private sector

Posted: March 13, 2019.
Category - Medicines Update

NHS Prescribing at request of private consultants - Update Recently some GPs have asked about requests from the private sector requesting that they prescribe treatments for ADHD (e.g methylphenidate, a Controlled Drug).  We have pr...

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VSL#3 & Vivomixx removed from Drug Tariff

Posted: March 13, 2019.
Category - Medicines Update

Probiotics VSL#3 & Vivomixx removed from Drug Tariff     Following a rev...

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Carbagen® (carbamazepine) tablet supply issues

Posted: March 12, 2019.
Category - Medicines Update

There is currently a national shortage of the Carbagen® brand carbamazepine 200 and 400mg immediate release (IR) and prolonged release (PR) tablets. The MHRA has classified carbamazepine as a Category 1 antiepileptic drug, which means patie...

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Gabapentin and Pregabalin - Change to CD

Posted: March 12, 2019.
Category - Medicines Update

From 1st April 2019, amendments to the Misuse of Drugs Regulations 2001 and the Safe Custody Regulations 1973 come into force, resulting in changes to the legal classification of gabapentin and pregabalin as Schedule 3 Controlled Dru...

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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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Formulary Update (Feb 2019)

Posted: March 04, 2019.
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 Formulary

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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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