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

Medicines Update

For all prescribers and health professionals both in primary care and the acute sector.

All editions of PostScript (the previous name for Medicines Update) from 2011 onwards have been added to this site.  Click here for an index to all previous editions.  If you would like a copy of a previous edition, please contact  medicines.update@ggc.scot.nhs.uk

MHRA Updates Jun 18

Posted: July 11, 2018.
Category - Medicines Update

Drug Safety Update (June 2018) includes: Dolutegravir (Tivicay ▼, ...

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Freestyle Libre for Patients with Diabetes

Posted: July 02, 2018.
Category - Medicines Update
Tagged with - Diabetes

Following the decision to introduce the interstitial glucose monitoring system Freestyle Libre, the Diabetes managed Clinical Network have agreed an implementat...

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Important: Update re Enoxaparin

Posted: June 20, 2018.
Category - Medicines Update

Key points: NHSGGC is switching to Enoxaparin Becat® as enoxaparin preparation of choice for pre-filled syringes 20mg, 40mg, 60mg, 80mg and 100mg. Enoxaparin Becat® is ...

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High cost liquid medicines

Posted: June 06, 2018.
Category - Medicines Update

A new initiative to reduce unnecessary cost associated with the use of liquid medicines in hospital has been launched.  A

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Guideline News May 2018

Posted: June 05, 2018.
Category - Medicines Update

New Adult NHSGGC Guidelines now available on StaffNet

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Peer Approved Clinical System Tier 2

Posted: June 01, 2018.
Category - Medicines Update

Provides a brief overview of the PACS 2 process and links to the policy and supporting documentation.

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MHRA Updates May 2018

Posted: May 22, 2018.
Category - Medicines Update

Drug Safety Update (April 2018) includes Valproate medicines...

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Therapeutics Handbook Update May 2018

Posted: May 22, 2018.
Category - Medicines Update

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

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Valproate: NHSGGC Stakeholders Meeting

Posted: May 18, 2018.
Category - Medicines Update

New drug safety advice from the MHRA regarding

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Insulin Safety Week

Posted: May 16, 2018.
Category - Medicines Update

14th-18th May is insulin safety week across the UK http://insulinsafetyweek.com/ NHS GGC are using this opportunity to highlight to healthcare staff the risk of harm associated...

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