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

Latest News & Postscripts

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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MHRA Updates Feb 2018

Posted: March 05, 2018.
Category - Medicines Update

Drug Safety Update (February 2018) includes Misoprostal vaginal delivery system (Mysodell...

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Therapeutics Handbook: Update March 2018

Posted: March 05, 2018.
Category - Medicines Update

The Therapeutics Handbook content has now been updated and includes the following main changes: Respiratory   Th...

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Formulary Update (February 2018)

Posted: March 05, 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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Why should I update my GGC Medicines App?

Posted: February 21, 2018.
Category - Medicines Update

When my GGC Medicines App tells me to update should I listen?

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Administration error: 48 hourly IV Gentamicin

Posted: February 20, 2018.
Category - Medicines Update

There have been recent incidents across GG&C involving 48 hourly IV gentamicin which was prescribed a day in advance and subsequently  administered 24 hours earlier than intended.  This may potentially lead to gentamicin toxicity ...

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Thromboprophylaxis in Orthopaedics - an update

Posted: February 19, 2018.
Category - Medicines Update

The NHSGGC Guideline on Orthopaedic Thromboprophylaxis for Patients Admitted to Hospital has been reviewed and updated. This is now available on the Clinical Guideline Repository on Staffnet

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Medicine shortages – where to find info

Posted: February 19, 2018.
Category - Medicines Update

Our NEW Medicine Supply Pro...

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