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

Guideline News May/June 2019

New Adult NHSGGC Guidelines now available on StaffNet

Antibiotic prophylaxis, vascular surgery

Tocilizumab for the treatment of Giant Cell Arteritis (GCA)


Updated Adult NHSGGC Guidelines now available on StaffNet

Hepatitis B infection, assessment and management

Omalizumab for chronic spontaneous urticaria

Antibiotic prophylaxis in permanent pacemaker insertion / implantable cardiac device

Dexamethasone intravitreal implant in renal vein occlusion


SIGN guidelines

No relevant updates


NICE clinical guidelines*

Stroke and transient ischaemic attack in over 16s: diagnosis and initial management NG128

Crohn's disease management NG129

Ulcerative colitis management NG130

Prostate cancer: diagnosis and management NG131

Hyperparathyroid (primary): diagnosis, assessment and initial management NG132


*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.