Dumfries & Galloway Health Board
Prescribing Support Team

Nostrum

The Prescribing Support Team produces on a regular basis a newsletter, Nostrum.

Nostrum is available on the intranet for all Dumfries and Galloway NHS staff with an interest in prescribing issues. A variety of topics are included in the newsletter although the main focus is the promotional of cost-effective prescribing.

A search tool is part of this site enabling information to be tracked down easily. Back issues of Nostrum can be found by using this search facility - type in Nostrum for all back copies.

NOSTRUM: Issue 4

This NOSTRUM focuses on the following: • Formulary review • Vitamin D prescribing advice • Name changes • Ranitidine update • Phenelezine • Switch to Bydureon BCise

23 Jun 20

Nostrum, Issue 3: Respiratory focus

This edition of Nostrum, the regular prescribing newsletter has a respiratory focus

25 May 20

Nostrum Issue 1 2020

The irst issue of our regular prescribing newsletter for 2020

3 Feb 20

Nostrum Issue 3

Safe prescribing is the main objective of the Prescribing Support Team. In this issue of Nostrum we highlight a number of recent updates from the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA). • Safer Prescribing of Carbimazole – two new concerns • Emollients – risk of burns • SMC Information • Nutrition Updates • Supply Issues

4 Jul 19

Nostrum 2019, Issue 1

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

13 Feb 19

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