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Nutritional supplements on the Kardex

Posted: March 11, 2020.
Category - Medicines Update

Dietitians can now add an ‘instruction to administer’ an oral nutritional supplement (ONS) to the Kardex (click

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Therapeutics Handbook Update March 2020

Posted: March 09, 2020.
Category - Medicines Update

The Adult Therapeutics Handbook content has now been updated.  This update includes; Signposting to relevant information on Coronavirus (COVID-19) from within the

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Guideline News Feb/Mar 2020

Posted: March 09, 2020.
Category - Medicines Update

New Adult NHSGGC Guidelines now available on StaffNet

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MHRA Updates Jan/Feb 2020

Posted: March 06, 2020.
Category - Medicines Update

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MHRA Updates Quarter 4 2019

Posted: March 06, 2020.
Category - Medicines Update

Updates from the MHRA for the fourth quarter of 2019

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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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