Greater Glasgow and Clyde Medicines

Therapeutics Handbook Update October 2020

The Adult Therapeutics Handbook content has now been updated.

This update includes updates to the following guidelines:

Immune-related adverse events
This is a new guideline included in the oncological emergency section of the Therapeutics Handbook. The guideline describes immunotherapy agents, the main adverse effects associated with them and general management advice, with a link to more detailed guidance on the West of Scotland Cancer Network Intranet. Immune-related adverse reactions are complex and if suspected require specialist input.

Other guidelines and pages have had minor content updates including:

Management of H. Pylori eradication
Management of Hypokalaemia
General overview of oncological emergencies management and
Appendix 6 - Useful Telephone Numbers

Please familiarise yourself with the above guidelines as appropriate and if you have not already done so update your App on receipt of the notification. If you are not able to update your App then please refer to the GGC Medicines desktop site here as the website content is always live with the most up to date information. For more information or assistance with any aspect of the GGC Medicines App or Therapeutics handbook please contact


Published 20/10/2020. Medicines Update blogs are correct at the time of publication.