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

Guideline News Oct/Nov 2018

Updated Adult NHSGGC Guidelines now available on StaffNet

Human albumin use

Antipsychotic prescribing in dementia

Intramuscular medication for acutely disturbed behaviour

Management of insomnia

Use of depot and long acting antipsychotic injections

Use of zuclopenthixol acetate (Clopixol Acuphase)


SIGN Guidelines

No relevant updates


NICE Clinical Guidelines*

Pancreatitis NG104

Urinary tract infection (recurrent): antimicrobial prescribing NG112

Pyelonephritis (acute): antimicrobial prescribing NG111

Prostatitis (acute): antimicrobial prescribing NG110

Urinary tract infection (lower): antimicrobial prescribing NG109

Urinary tract infection (catheter-associated): antimicrobial prescribing NG113

Heavy menstrual bleeding: assessment and management NG88

*NICE guidelines are developed for prescribers in NHS England and Wales and as such may not always follow NHS Scotland prescribing policy e.g SMC advice.  They should always be used in conjunction with relevant NHSGGC Formulary and Clinical Guidelines.


Published 12/12/2018