Greater Glasgow and Clyde Medicines

Latest Medicines Updates & News

Hospital Medicines added to GP practice prescription record

Posted: Wednesday, January 12, 2022

Category - Medicines Update

Adding “outside” medicines (those prescribed and supplied outside the practice) to patient prescriptions will result in:

  • Safer prescribing: prescription record is complete allowing GP practice clinical decision support to flag drug interactions
  • Increased patient safety: these medicines appear in the Emergency Care Summary (ECS)
  • Improved medicines reconciliation: due to more complete record of prescribing in ECS

Formulary Update (December 2021)

Posted: Thursday, December 16, 2021

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