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Updated Unscheduled Care Formulary

The Unscheduled Care Formulary, originally produced as a printed booklet in 2009, has been updated to take account of current best practice, particularly in relation to antibiotic prescribing, and to ensure that the products listed reflect value for money.

It is now available for download either as an electronic document or a printable booklet from the SAPG website:


A revised version of the Dermatology Pocket Guide: Common Skin Conditions is available for you to download. (Amended Version: May 2012)

NES Dermatology Roadshows
5 September 2012, Perth & 19 September 2012, Edinburgh
(Updated 26/6/2012)

Inviting you to a study afternoon on common skin conditions endorsed by NHS Education for Scotland.

The afternoon will incorporate both presentations and workshops offering practical advice on management of common dermatology conditions. Additionally, we will also introduce a new resource available to all health care workers. The sessions will be facilitated by dermatology nurse specialists.

For more information and how to regsiter click here.

Free Professional Channel for Healthcare Professionals

Have you recently visited

the FREE professional channel for healthcare professionals?

The website now contains 51 disease topic home pages, each of which provides quick and easy access to a wealth of current information related to your medical specialty or area of interest.

PPCI Conference 2012: The Beardmore Hotel and Conference Centre, Friday 8th June 2012

(Updated 29/03/12)

The third annual PPCI Conference is aimed at health care professionals who deliver emergency care of heart attack patients including staff from the Scottish Ambulance Service, nurses, clinicians and managers. 

This conference will provide all delegates with information on how emergency heart attack care is provided at a regional level in Scotland, in the UK and abroad.

For more information and a link to register for this event click here.

Your Dermatology Pocket Guide: Common Skin Conditions Explained
(Published: June 2011)

This booklet can be used by any clinician who wishes to develop their knowledge of common skin conditions. It has been specifically written for nurse practitioners, specialist nurses, physicians or any other clinicians who undertake structured histories using advanced decision-making skills. It will aid in diagnosis - recognising differential diagnosis, formulating prescriptions and assisting in identifying referral pathways if necessary.

The Scottish Vascular Access Network webpage is now up and running. The page hosts a forum where interested parties can discuss items of interest.

Please click on the following link to be taken to the webpage: (Updated: 25/02/11)