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.
COMMUNITY PHARMACY PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICE SMOKING CESSATION SERVICE – REVISED SERVICE SPECIFICATION 2017 Please note that the NHS Dumfries and Galloway Varenicline PGD differs slightly from the National PGD included in this document. Please See NHS D&G Varenicline PGD.
Following a national tendering process, a new national procurement contract for smoking cessation products has been agreed. This new contract started on 1st March (2017) with this being updated in February 2018 with the withrawal of Johnson & Johnson Please note that this new contract only covers Nicotine Replacement Therapy, with varenicline currently remaining out with the scope of this contract. As a result of this new national contract being implemented, we are required to change our
PATIENT GROUP DIRECTION FOR SUPPLY OF VARENICLINE (CHAMPIX ®) BY AUTHORISED COMMUNITY PHARMACISTS SEPTEMBER 2018
Pharmacists should send a copy of the signed document to each Health Board in which they will be working. Details of where copies should be sent are listed on page 2. For Dumfries and Galloway this is: Primary Care Development, 1ST Floor, Logan East, Crichton Hall, Bankend Road, Dumfries, DG1 4TG Fax: 01387 247 706 email: dumf-uhb.PCD@nhs.net
This is the NHS Dumfries and Galloway Signed Authorisation for the National Unscheduled Care PGD Version 25 November 2018 .
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This list provides details of the most up to date drug shortages and advice where appropriate of alternatives
This MAS Formulary provides guidance on which products should be chosen when pharmacists working in Dumfries and Galloway are treating patients under the Minor Ailments Service.