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

Latest News & Postscripts

Formulary Update (February 2020)

Posted: March 02, 2020.
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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NACSYS®: preferred oral mucolytic in NHSGGC

Posted: February 26, 2020.
Category - Medicines Update

Key messages: NACSYS® is the preferred oral mucolytic in NHSGGC and should be considered first line for COPD patients unless otherwise directed by a respiratory consultant. COPD patient...

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Oxypro® Opening Instructions

Posted: February 21, 2020.
Category - Medicines Update

Key messages Oxypro® is now the preferred oral oxycodone prolonged release preparation in NHSGGC. See previous blog for further details

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Guideline News Jan 2020

Posted: January 13, 2020.
Category - Medicines Update

New Adult NHSGGC Guidelines now available on StaffNet

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MHRA Updates Quarter 3 2019

Posted: January 03, 2020.
Category - Medicines Update

Updates from the MHRA for the third quarter of 2019

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Levosert® – preferred IUS

Posted: December 18, 2019.
Category - Medicines Update

The following changes have recently been made to the NHSGGC Adult Formulary relating to Progestogen only intra-uterine devices (IUD).Levosert® is now the preferred levonorgestrel intra-uterine system for (reversible) ...

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Community Pharmacy Update: Dec 2019

Posted: December 18, 2019.
Category - Medicines Update Community Pharmacy

The latest Community Pharmacy Update bulletin can be found here. The special edition 2 can be found

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Safe Use of Alfentanil Injection (in palliative care)

Posted: December 18, 2019.
Category - Medicines Update

Alfentanil is an injectable strong opioid which is 30 times stronger than oral morphine. It is used, following specialist advice, for moderate to severe opioid responsive pain in palliative patients with stage 4-5 chronic kidney disease (eGFR ...

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Formulary Update (December 2019)

Posted: December 16, 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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New - NHSGGC MyPsych App

Posted: December 16, 2019.
Category - Medicines Update

The App for the Modern Mental Health Practitioner   

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