Dumfries & Galloway Health Board
Prescribing Support Team


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.

Nostrum Prescribing Newsletter November 2018

In this edition: • Freestyle Libre • Valproate • Disulfiram/Epipen • Innovation Award World Antibiotics Week SMC decisions to date

6 Nov 18

Nostrum September

In this edition: • Pharmacy First • Antibiotic trends • LHRH Agonists • Travel vaccines • SMC information • Specfic drug issues • Gluten-Free Formulary Update

17 Oct 18

Nostrum June

In this edition: • LES 2018/19 Summary • Vitamin D Prescribing • Gabapentin – prescribing reminder • Specific drug issues • SMC information

19 Jun 18

March Nostrum 2018

Formulary update 2018, Quality Prescribing Strategies, Hazards of paraffin-based emollients, SMC information, Specfic drug issues

22 Mar 18