Greater Glasgow and Clyde Medicines

Guideline News Dec 2018

Guideline News Dec 2018

New Adult NHSGGC Guidelines now available on StaffNet

Emergency treatment of anaphylactic reactions

Axial spondyloarthritis (SpA): biologic guideline

Psoriatic arthritis (peripheral disease) (PsA): biologic guideline

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA): biologic guideline

Long term azithromycin in COPD and bronchiectasis


Updated Adult NHSGGC Guidelines now available on StaffNet

Administration of insulin and blood glucose monitoring by district nursing staff

Guidelines for the management of diabetes during practical procedures (including colonoscopy)

Investigation and management of suspected pulmonary embolism


SIGN guidelines

No relevant updates


NICE clinical guidelines*

Bronchiectasis (non-cystic fibrosis), acute exacerbation: antimicrobial prescribing NG117

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in over 16s: diagnosis and management NG115

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (acute exacerbation): antimicrobial prescribing NG114


*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 21/01/19. Medicines Update blogs are correct at the time of publication.

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