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.
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.
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.
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).
Patient Group Direction for the supply of Trimethoprim 200mg tablets for the treatment of women with uncomplicated urinary tract infections by Pharmacists working within NHS Dumfries and Galloway Community Pharmacies.
In this edition: • LES 2018/19 Summary • Vitamin D Prescribing • Gabapentin – prescribing reminder • Specific drug issues • SMC information