RPS Professional Support Alerts

We develop and publish regular Support Alerts to help support you in your day to day roles. These will cover a wide range of subjects ranging from legal and ethical issues to clinical matters and aim to be informative, supportive and user-friendly. Topics will be identified as part of horizon scanning by the team but will also be produced in response to real queries and issues raised by members.

This section also includes information about drug and device recalls, patient safety notices, health professional letters and other important communications concerning patient safety, thus enabling you to ensure that you meet any necessary clinical governance requirements.

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You can choose to view older Support Alerts by using the filter options in the Support Alert Archive box below and selecting specific a month or year.

Support Alerts archive


21/07/2016 - Drug Safety Update: Suspected drug interaction between citalopram and cocaine 

The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has produced a drug safety update .....more 

20/07/2016 - Pharmacy Voice Patient Safety Bulletin 

Pharmacy Voice Patient Safety Bulletin: Results of our safety culture survey for community .....more 

13/07/2016 - NHS Improvement Patient Safety Alert 

NHS Improvement Patient Safety Alert: Resources to support safer care of the deteriorating .....more 

30/06/2016 - Medical Device Alert: Nipro Diagnostics TRUEyou blood glucose test strips  

Medical Device Alert: Nipro Diagnostics TRUEyou blood glucose test strips 
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21/06/2016 - Drug safety update: Topical miconazole interactions with warfarin 

Drug safety update: Topical miconazole, including oral gel: reminder of potential for serious .....more 

16/06/2016 - Class 4 Drug Alert (caution in use): Pemetrexed 25mg/ml concentrate for solution 

Class 4 Drug Alert (caution in use): Pemetrexed 25mg/ml concentrate for solution for infusion
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14/06/2016 - Class 2 medicines recall (action within 48 hours): Medikinet XL 20mg  

Class 2 medicines recall (action within 48 hours): Medikinet XL 20mg modified-release capsules
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07/06/2016 - Class 2 medicines recall: Ikervis 1 mg/ml eye drops 

Class 2 medicines recall (action within 48 hours): Ikervis .....more 

03/06/2016 - The use of blister packs in medicines compliance aids (MCA) 

A patient has died as a result of swallowing a tablet while it was still in its blister packaging. .....more