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

Guideline News Oct 2019

New Adult NHSGGC Guidelines now available on StaffNet

Antibiotic prophylaxis in obstetric procedures


Updated Adult NHSGGC Guidelines now available on StaffNet

Adult protected antimicrobial policy

Management of injectional botulism

Obsteric guidelines:

Antibiotic policy for obstetric patients

Maternal sepsis

Hyperemesis gravidarum

Antenatal use of aspirin for prevention of pre-eclampsia

Medical management of ectopic pregnancy

Obesity management in pregnancy


SIGN guidelines

No relevant updates


NICE clinical guidelines*

Pneumonia (community-acquired): antimicrobial prescribing NG138

Pneumonia (hospital-acquired): antimicrobial prescribing NG139

Pneumonia in adults: diagnosis and management CG191

Cellulitis and erysipelas: antimicrobial prescribing NG141

Familial hypercholesterolaemia: identification and management CG71

Epilepsies: diagnosis and management CG137

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder: diagnosis and management NG87

Tuberculosis NG33


*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 08/10/19. Medicines Update blogs are correct at the time of publication.