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

Latest News & Postscripts

Colecalciferol product of choice

Posted: February 20, 2019.
Category - Medicines Update

Prescribing support teams have been asked to review patients in primary care prescribed 800 units of colecalciferol and ensure that they are prescribed the most appropriate licensed product according to the dosage recommendations in the NHSGGC ...

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Diagnosis of IDA - Iron Studies

Posted: February 19, 2019.
Category - Medicines Update

A new GGC guideline on the Treatment of Iron Deficiency Anaemia (IDA) is now available on StaffNet

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Valproate Medicines

Posted: February 19, 2019.
Category - Medicines Update

Are you acting in compliance with the pregnancy prevention measures? Previous Medicines Update blogs have highlighted the

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Guideline News Jan 2019

Posted: February 19, 2019.
Category - Medicines Update

Updated Adult NHSGGC Guidelines now available on StaffNet

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European survey on antibiotic use and resistance

Posted: February 01, 2019.
Category - Medicines Update

Health Protection Scotland is coordinating a call for healthcare professionals in Scotland to participate in a European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) funded survey to assess healthcare workers’ knowledge and perceptions...

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Therapeutics Handbook: Additional Update Jan 19

Posted: January 31, 2019.
Category - Medicines Update

There has been a content update to two guidelines within the Infections chapter of the GGC Medicines Adult Therapeutics Handbook including the following main changes:

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DOAC Booklet survey

Posted: January 25, 2019.
Category - Medicines Update

Thanks to the support from NHS Health Improvement Scotland (HIS), a new ‘DOAC Patient Information Booklet and Alert Card’ pack was launched across NHS GGC in the Autumn/ Winter of 2018. More details on this resource can be found

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TrakCare Referral to the Anticoagulation Service

Posted: January 22, 2019.
Category - Medicines Update

Prior to discharge, a prescriber must refer all patients on, or to be commenced on warfarin (or acenocoumarol) to the Glasgow and Clyde Anticoagulation Service (GCAS).  This should be regardless of whether: Their ant...

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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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Antiretrovirals for the treatment of HIV in Acute

Posted: January 22, 2019.
Category - Medicines Update

Key messages Many antiretrovirals (ARVs) have a high potential for drug interactions.  ALWAYS check specialist interaction sources for any new medicines prescribed (see ‘more information’ below)....

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