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

Nostrum Prescribing Newsletter November 2018

In this edition: • Freestyle Libre • Valproate • Disulfiram/Epipen • Innovation Award World Antibiotics Week SMC decisions to date

6 Nov 18

Manufacturing Problems

This list provides details of the most up to date drug shortages and advice where appropriate of alternatives

4 Nov 18

Dumfries And Galloway Minor Ailments Formulary 2018

This MAS Formulary provides guidance on which products should be chosen when pharmacists working in Dumfries and Galloway are treating patients under the Minor Ailments Service.

1 Nov 18

PGD For The Supply of Chloramphenicol Eye Drops 0.5% by Pharmacists Under MAS

This PGD allows community pharmacists working in Dumfries and Galloway to supply Chloramphenicol eye drops 0.5% under the Minor Ailments Service

1 Nov 18

Nostrum September

In this edition: • Pharmacy First • Antibiotic trends • LHRH Agonists • Travel vaccines • SMC information • Specfic drug issues • Gluten-Free Formulary Update

17 Oct 18

NHS D & G Joint Formulary 2018

The recommendations within this primary & secondary drug formulary seek to enable a seamless approach to pharmaceutical care. For further information on specific drugs and doses please refer to the BNF.

3 Sep 18

Peer Approved Clinical System (PACS) Tier Two Request Form and Decision Record

This form is only to be used to request access to a licensed medicine that; is a medicine for an indication that has been considered and not recommended for use in NHS Scotland by the Scottish Medicines Consortium (SMC); or is a medicine accepted for restricted use by SMC but the intended use is out with SMC restrictions; or is a medicine which has been submitted and is awaiting/undergoing evaluation by the SMC.

9 Aug 18

PACS Tier 2 Policy

This policy outlines the NHS D&G management process for medicines requested via the Peer Approved Clinical System Tier 2 (PACS 2) which replaces the previous Individual Patient Treatment Request (IPTR) process. The exception is where the medicines is not approved due to a non submission. In these cases an IPTR form should be used).

9 Aug 18