Useful websites


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Medicines Information

Website Description
GGC medicines Access to GGC formulary and therapeutics handbook. (If accessing on mobile device ensure desktop version selected)
GGC Medicine Supply Problems and Shortages Up-to-date information on current medicine shortages (only accessible via NHS GGC computers)
Medicines Complete  Access to the BNF, Stockley's Drug Interactions and many other resources.
electronic Medicines Compendium (eMC) Up to date, approved and regulated prescribing and patient information for licensed medicines.
Maudsley Prescribing Guidelines in Psychiatry NHSGGC staff only - access via your Athens account.
British Association for Psychopharmacology (BAP)  Access to consensus guidelines under Publications.  
National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) Access to clinical guidelines, quality standards and more. 
Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network (SIGN) Access to Scottish clinical guidelines.
Toxbase (National Poisons Information Service) Access for registered users only. If you do not have a login contact medicines information or your local A&E department.
International Dysphagia Diet Standardisation Initiative (IDDSI)  
Scottish Palliative Care Guidelines

A guide to good practice in the management of adult patients with life limiting illness, designed for healthcare professionals from any care setting who are involved in supporting people with a palliative life-limiting condition.

Micromedex- calculators

Micromedex Calculator suite includes 650+ calculators & has the following search functions: 

  • Search alphabetically 
  • Search by category 
  • Search by selecting from 30+ Specialties, such as Nursing, Pharmacology, Cardiology, Oncology, and more 
  • Frequent Use Calculators section contains the most widely used calculators across Micromedex 

Access via Athens account




Patient Information

Website Description
ACUMEN A network of services users and carers based in Renfrewshire but working across Renfrewshire, East Renfrewshire, Inverclyde and in Argyll & Bute.
Bipolar Scotland
Scotland's national charity for everyone who lives with bipolar disorder and those who care for them.
Choice and Medication Access information about mental health conditions and the medication used to treat them.
HeadsUp NHSGGC website which offers mental health advice, and information on mental health conditions.
International Dysphagia Diet Standardisation Initiative (IDDSI) Patient information on dysphagia
Mental Health Network (Greater Glasgow & Clyde) A service-user led charity which acts as a collective advocacy voice for people with a lived experience of mental-ill health and their carers.
NHS Inform - Mental Health Access Scotland's national health information service. 
Royal College of Psychiatrists Information on mental health problems, treatments and other topics.
VOX Scotland Scotland's national mental health advocacy organisation run by service users for service users.


Last reviewed: 18 November 2021

Next review: 01 January 2023

Reviewer Name(s): Lead Clinical Pharmacist, Clinical Effectiveness Pharmacist