Dumfries & Galloway Health Board
Prescribing Support Team

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.

Latest Documents


Nostrum 2019, Issue 1

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

13 Feb 19

Manufacturing Shortages December 2018

This document lists the current shortages and where possible advises on an alternative.

7 Jan 19

Patient Group Direction for the Supply of Levonorgestrel 1500microgram tablets

This PGD covers the supply of levonorgestrel 1500mcg tablet for use as emergency hormonal contraception by female patients who are aged 13 years or over, provided none of the exclusion criteria apply. PLEASE NOTE: There is no longer a FAX Machine Available. All signed PGDs must be returned by email to: dumf-uhb.PCD@nhs.net or by post to our new address at: Primary Care Development, Ground Floor North, Mountainhall Treatment Centre, Dumfries, DG1 4AP

10 Dec 18

Guidance for the Supply of EHC in NHS Dumfries and Galloway

The NHS Dumfries and Galloway Levonorgestrel (LNG) PGD and guidance regarding the supply of Emergency Contraception (EC) have now been updated to reflect recommendations of the Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Health. https://www.fsrh.org/standards-and-guidance/documents/ceu-clinical-guidance-emergency-contraception-march-2017/ This document provides a summary of the important information that must be considered before supplying Emergency Contraception.

10 Dec 18

Fusidic Acid Cream PGD for Community Pharmacists Treating Impetigo 2017

This document authorises the supply of Fusidic Acid Cream 2% by registered pharmacists to patients aged over 2 years old who meet the criteria for inclusion under the terms of the document. The registered pharmacists seeking to supply Fusidic Acid Cream 2% must ensure that all patients have been screened and meet the criteria before supply takes place.PLEASE NOTE: There is no longer a FAX Machine Available. All signed PGDs must be returned by email to: dumf-uhb.PCD@nhs.net or by post to ou

10 Dec 18

Smoking Cessation Specification 2017

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.

27 Nov 18

Nhs Dumfries and Galloway Interim Prescribing Guidance From January 2018

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

27 Nov 18