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Latest News & Postscripts

Drug Safety Information: valproate medicines

Posted: May 03, 2018.
Category - Medicines Update

Important new drug safety information from the MHRA regarding

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How to activate the Inhixa® needle guard

Posted: May 03, 2018.
Category - Medicines Update

Currently within NHSGGC acute sector we are using the new Inhixa® brand of enoxaparin 20 mg and 40 mg pre-filled syringes.  Inhixa® is regarded as a “biosimilar” medicine to Clexane® and is considere...

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Edoxaban is the DOAC of choice in non-valvular atrial fibrillation

Posted: May 03, 2018.
Category - Medicines Update

The following is a joint quote from David Murdoch, Chair of the Heart MCN and Christine McAlpine, Chair of the Stroke MCN in NHSGGC.  “The Heart MCN supported by the Stroke MCN have updated the atrial fibrillation (AF)&nb...

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Formulary Update (April 2018)

Posted: May 02, 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 Formulary.

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Therapeutics Handbook: Update April 2018

Posted: April 09, 2018.
Category - Medicines Update

The Therapeutics Handbook content has now been updated and includes the following main changes: Cardiovascular The

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MUE 07: DOAC Prescribing

Posted: March 28, 2018.
Category - Medicines Update Extra

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

** This bulletin supersedes MUE 05 **

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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Guideline News Mar 2018

Posted: March 12, 2018.
Category - Medicines Update

New Adult NHSGGC Guidelines now available on StaffNet

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NHS Prescribing at request of private consultants

Posted: March 09, 2018.
Category - Medicines Update

If individuals opt for private healthcare treatment or assessment, they are still entitled to NHS services. The Central Prescribing Team are often asked by GPs what they should do if a patient requests a medicine following consultation with a p...

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Xaggitin® XL (Methylphenidate M/R Tablets)

Posted: March 09, 2018.
Category - Medicines Update

Key messages Xaggitin® XL is now the preferred brand of methylphenidate prolonged-release tablets and should be prescribed across all care settings instead of Concer...

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New DOAC booklet & alert card coming soon

Posted: March 09, 2018.
Category - Medicines Update

A new direct oral anticoagulant (DOAC) Patient Information Booklet and Alert Card have been developed for use across NHSGGC. It includes information tailored to patients and carers on: What  a DOAC is How to t...

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