Dumfries & Galloway Health Board
Prescribing Support Team

Thank you for visiting Dumfries & Galloway Health Boards' Prescribing Support Team web site.

The site has been created to act as a central resource for all local drug advice as approved by Dumfries & Galloway Health Boards' Area Drug and Therapeutics Committee.

The ready access to prescribing information will support the safe and cost effective use of drugs in Dumfries & Galloway.

At present we spend £49million on drugs annually; it is therefore imperative that we maximise the health benefits from this investment for the people of Dumfries & Galloway through the use of evidence based medicine.

Latest Documents


Manufacturing Problems List April

Out of stock list

15 Apr 19

Manufacturer Problems March 2019

Drug supply issues

28 Mar 19

Manufacturer Problems

Out of stock issues

28 Mar 19

Manufacturing Problem List

Out of stock details Feb 2019

4 Mar 19

Nostrum 2019, Issue 1

In this edition: • Gabapentinoids • Tapentadol • Tacrolimus Interactions • SGLT2 Inhibitors: side effects • Specific drug issues

13 Feb 19

Manufacturing Shortages December 2018

This document lists the current shortages and where possible advises on an alternative.

7 Jan 19

Patient Group Direction for the Supply of Levonorgestrel 1500microgram tablets

This PGD covers the supply of levonorgestrel 1500mcg tablet for use as emergency hormonal contraception by female patients who are aged 13 years or over, provided none of the exclusion criteria apply. PLEASE NOTE: There is no longer a FAX Machine Available. All signed PGDs must be returned by email to: dumf-uhb.PCD@nhs.net or by post to our new address at: Primary Care Development, Ground Floor North, Mountainhall Treatment Centre, Dumfries, DG1 4AP

10 Dec 18