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.
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.