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

Therapeutics Handbook: Update April 2018

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


The Atrial Fibrillation (AF) – Persistent guideline has been updated and readers should familiarise themselves with the content. The main changes include:

  • Update of the prevention of stroke / thromboembolism in AF stroke algorithm. The CHADS2 scoring tool has been removed.
  • Inclusion of edoxaban (preferred direct oral anticoagulant) dosing guidance

If you have not already done so please update your App on receipt of the notification. If you are not able to update your app then please refer to the GGCMedicines desktop site here as the website content is always live with the most up to date information. For more information or assistance with any aspect of the GGC Medicines app or Therapeutics handbook please click here or contact therapeutics.handbook@ggc.scot.nhs.uk.


Published 16/04/18