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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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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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New - NHSGGC MyPsych App

Posted: December 16, 2019.
Category - Medicines Update

The App for the Modern Mental Health Practitioner   

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Guideline News Nov/Dec 19

Posted: December 16, 2019.
Category - Medicines Update

New Adult NHSGGC Guidelines now available on StaffNet No relevant updates    Updated Adult NHSGGC Guidelines now available on StaffNet

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Oxypro® - Preferred Brand of Oxycodone MR

Posted: November 20, 2019.
Category - Medicines Update

This blog updates prescribers on changes to the preferred brand of oxycodone modified-release tablets.

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Updated Adult Gentamicin Chart

Posted: November 13, 2019.
Category - Medicines Update

The NHSGGC Adult Gentamicin: Prescribing, Administration & Monitoring (PAM) chart has been updated. Key changes: The NHSGGC ‘Intravenous Gentamicin Patient Information’ leaflet is now...

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WARNING - Antibiotic treatment failure risk

Posted: October 29, 2019.
Category - Medicines Update

WARNING – Antibiotic treatment failure risk Raising awareness of the interaction between tetracyclines and fluoroquinolone antibiotics with multivalent cation-containing products (e.g. ir...

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Therapeutics Handbook Update October 2019

Posted: October 11, 2019.
Category - Medicines Update

This post summarise the guidelines that have changed in the most recent content update to the Adult Therapeutics Handbook

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