Dumfries & Galloway Health Board
Prescribing Support Team

Audits Cardiovascular

Aspirin Discontinuation Audit

This audit reviews the appropriate use of aspirin as per national guidelines.

26 Aug 15

Calcium Channel Blockers

This audit aims to ensure that the budget invested in the NHS D&G Joint Formulary calcium channel blockers (CCBs) for the management of hypertension and angina is cost effective and rational.

24 Jun 14

Review of hypertension management in newly diagnosed patients

The aim of this audit is to review patients diagnosed with hypertension in the past 6 months to ensure treatment is prescribed as per the NICE clinical guideline 127.

23 Jun 14

Review of MR Dipyridamole for secondary prevention of occlusive events in patients with a history of ischaemic stroke or TIA

This audit protocol supports the review of patients who are taking Dipyridamole MR for the secondary prevention of occlusive events following ischaemic stroke, TIA or amaurosis fugax.

30 Apr 12

Diltiazem Review

Diltiazem is available as a number of modified release products. In NHS D&G the formulary options are Zemtard XL and Angitil SR capsules. This review aims to increase formulary complaince with these products.

22 Sep 11

ARB Formualry Adherence

This audit supports evidence based prescribing in line with NHS D & G joint formualry 2011 for the purpose of treating patients with hypertension intolerant of ACE inhibitors.

5 Aug 11