Greater Glasgow and Clyde Medicines

Latest Medicines Updates & News

Infection Management Guideline Changes Jan 2021

Posted: Monday, January 11, 2021

Category - Medicines Update

Updates to the GGC Infection Management Guideline (IMG) and IVOST guideline reflect a review of evidence including:

  • increasing resistance in Gram negative organisms to co-amoxiclav and temocillin
  • the support of oral (over intravenous) therapy and shorter course (5 day) treatment particularly in lower respiratory tract infections
  • promotion of patient centered care by informing the patient and recording on the Kardex the indication and planned duration of treatment

Formulary Update (December 2020)

Posted: Monday, December 21, 2020

Category - Formulary Update

This post summarises the latest NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde decisions relating to new medicines assessed by SMC and considered by the Area Drug and Therapeutics Committee (ADTC) and uses a nationally developed format specifically aimed for patients and the public.

For full details of the medicines included in this post that are available for use, including any restrictions on prescribing, please see the relevant entry in the GGC Formulary