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About this platform

Welcome to the NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde (NHSGGC) clinical guideline platform.  The platform has been developed to provide a central repository to access all NHSGGC clinical guidelines, and incorporates both medicine and non-medicine related clinical guidelines.

The platform is provided by the Right Decision Service, delivered by DHI on behalf of the Scottish Government.

About our guidelines

The clinical guidelines available on the platform have been reviewed and approved in conjunction with the NHSGGC Clinical Guideline Framework, which ensures there is a robust process for development, review, approval and monitoring of clinical guidelines for use within NHSGGC.

Clinical guidelines are defined as “systematically developed statements to assist practitioner and patient decisions about appropriate health care for specific clinical circumstances”. They are designed to help practitioners assimilate, evaluate and implement the ever increasing amount of evidence and opinion on best current practice.

Clinical guidelines should only be developed if required, and are subject to approval by an appropriate group.    Clinical guidelines which relate to the administration or prescription of drugs are subject to approval via a Pharmacy approval group.

Clinical guidelines should be kept under continuous review, particularly to reflect new evidence, with a more formal review taking place every 3 years. Clinical guidelines which have not been reviewed and updated by their agreed review date will be highlighted on the platform when accessed. 

Users are advised the content of the platform is uncontrolled when in hard/printed copy format or stored in any electronic system other than the NHSGGC Clinical Guideline Platform.

Disclaimer

The GGC Clinical Guidelines Platform is now available as both a publicly available website and a mobile app.  The GGC Clinical Guidlines Platform is intended as a reference source for frontline clinical staff.  It is intended for use by healthcare professionals (a) working in NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, legally known as Greater Glasgow Health Board (the “Board”), and/or (b) working for any health and social care partnership in the Board’s area. The information contained on the Platform provides clinical guidance related to a wide range of mental and physical health topics.  Users should note that that the guidance will not be suitable for every situation and is not intended to be a substitute for specialist expertise and clinical judgement. The guidelines are not intended for use by the general public and do not replace the advice of a healthcare professional. Members of the public should seek advice directly from their healthcare provider.

Copyright

Unless otherwise specified the copyright of the contents of this Clinical Guideline Directory resides with NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde.

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