Dumfries & Galloway Health Board
Prescribing Support Team


Since 2000 the Prescribing Support Team has been involved in the production of prescribing guidelines and policies. A range of local guidelines, influenced by local specialist advice, has been developed in response to release of national guidelines e.g. SIGN and local need. They are designed to help practitioners assimilate, evaluate and implement the evidence and opinion on best current practice in each clinical area.

Clinical guidelines are intended as a guide to good practice and are most effective where there is evidence of variation in practice, which affects patient outcomes. The main aim of guidelines is to assist doctors and other health professionals in making decisions about appropriate clinical and cost effective care for their patients. Listed below is the list of locally based guidelines and the date they were produced plus review date.

Asthma Formulary Inhaled Corticosteroid Dose Guide 2021

This document lists the dose ranges for ICS inhalers on the NHS D & G formulary

16 Dec 21

COPD Stepwise Treatment Guide

A stepwise guide to current formulary treatments of COPD in Dumfries and Galloway (Updated March 2022)

11 Jun 18

Adult Dry powder formulary pathway

Formulary guidance for Dry powder use in Adult Asthma

11 Jun 18

Methotrexate Treatment Guideline

NHS D&G specific guidance for methotrexate treatment. (Includes Rheumatology Helpline number, monitoring requirements and information on adverse effects).

6 Dec 17