Greater Glasgow and Clyde Medicines

Latest Medicines Updates & News

Reminder of new BNF app

Posted: Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Category - Medicines Update

Please remember to download the new BNF app. The old NICE BNF app is not being updated and will be withdrawn at the end of November. The new BNF app can be downloaded from the App Store for iOS devices, and Google Play for Android devices....

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Formulary Update (October 2017)

Posted: Monday, October 30, 2017

Category - Formulary Update

This post summarises the latest NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde decisions relating to new medicines 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.

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Oral Mesalazine – Preferred Brands

Posted: Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Category - Medicines Update

Changes have been made to the recommendations on interchangeability of oral mesalazine preparations. The BNF now states that there is no evidence to show that any one oral preparation of mesalazine is more effective than another for ulcerative ...

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Nurse Prescribers’ Formulary

Posted: Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Category - Medicines Update

The Nurse Prescribers' Formulary (NPF) is being updated and the printed version is due to be circulated shortly. The list of medicinal substances has been reviewed and a number of changes suggested to ensure it is fully relevant to current...

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