Greater Glasgow and Clyde Medicines

About GGC Medicines

GGC Medicines is a tool to assist in promoting high quality, safe and cost-effective prescribing within the Greater Glasgow and Clyde Health Board. The website has useful resources for prescribers and patients including:

  • The GGC Adult Medicines Formulary
  • The Adult Therapeutics Handbook: an essential resource for junior medical staff working in NHSGGC
  • Medicines Update blogs offering up to date information to assist prescribers and healthcare professionals
  • Shared Care Agreements
  • Information for patients on access to medicines and other topics
  • Policies relating to medicines in NHSGGC
  • Other non-medicine formularies
  • Prescribing resources and links to other clinical guidelines

GGC Medicines app (Adult Therapeutics Handbook)

The GGC Medicines app is password protected to ensure that it is only used by clinical staff within NHSGGC. The login details are available from the Clinical Info page which only NHSGGC staff can access HERE.

The contents and guidelines from the Adult Therapeutics Handbook can also be accessed by the desktop site.

GGC Medicines Website Refresh

October 2020: The GGC Medicines website has undergone a minor refresh.  You should not notice anything particularly different, and all the content is still there.  However, if something does not seem quite right, please use the contact us page to let us know!  We are aware of a few links between blogs that are not currently working, and we are doing our best to get them fixed as soon as possible so please bear with us!

Medicines Information Enquiries: New Phone Number

May 2020: The main phone number for Medicines Information based at Glasgow Royal Infirmary has changed.  Enquirers should now call 0141 201 3227 if dialling from outside of the hospital phone network, or 13227 if dialling internally.

COVID-19 Guidelines in the Adult Therapeutics Handbook:

April 2020: The GGC Medicines (Adult Therapeutics Handbook) app and desktop site contains selected approved guidelines for the management of adult patients with COVID-19, including general management, thromboprophylaxis and care for the end of life.  Visit the COVID-19 chapter in the Handbook by clicking HERE