RPS Support Alerts

The RPS Support team are developing and publishing 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 RPS Support 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.

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22/07/2014 - Class 2 Medicines Recall (action within 48 hours): Amoxicillin Sodium 500mg 

Class 2 Medicines Recall (action within 48 hours):  Amoxicillin Sodium 500mg Powder for Solution .....more 

16/07/2014 - Class 2 Medicines Recall (action within 48 hours): Midazolam Buccal Liquid 

Class 2 Medicines Recall (action within 48 hours): Midazolam Buccal Liquid 10mg / 1ml, 5ml manufactured .....more 

09/07/2014 - Class 4 Drug Alert (Caution in use): Amoxicillin Sodium for Solution for Injecti 

 Class 4 Drug Alert (Caution in use): Amoxicillin Sodium 250mg, 500mg and 1g Powder for Solution .....more 

09/07/2014 - Medical Device Alert: Accu-Chek home use blood glucose meters (Roche) 

Medical Device Alert: Accu-Chek home use blood glucose meters manufactured by Roche

The .....more 

08/07/2014 - Reminder on Food and Dietary Supplements 

The professional role of a pharmacist involves the delivery of the highest quality pharmaceutical .....more 

04/07/2014 - Company-led recall: Docetaxol 20mg/0.72ml concentrate for solution for infusion 

 Company-led drug recall: Docetaxol 20mg/0.72ml concentrate for solution for infusion - Teva .....more 

03/07/2014 - Department for Transport guidance on drug driving 

 A new offence of driving with certain specified controlled drugs in excess of specified levels .....more 

26/06/2014 - Reminder on switching between brands of adrenaline auto-injector devices 

Pharmacists are reminded that injection technique for adrenaline auto-injector devices is device .....more 

19/06/2014 - Class 2 Medicines Recall (action within 48 hours): Fybogel Orange 

Class 2 Medicines Recall (action within 48 hours): Fybogel Orange - Reckitt Benckiser Healthcare .....more 

18/06/2014 - Class 2 Medicines Recall (action within 48 hours): Clarithromycin for Infusion 

Class 2 Medicines Recall (action within 48 hours): Clarithromycin 500mg Powder for Solution .....more 

17/06/2014 - Company-led drug recall: Soliris 300mg Concentrate for Solution for Infusion  

Company-led drug recall: Soliris (eculizumab) 300mg Concentrate for Solution for Infusion .....more 

12/06/2014 - Class 2 Medicines Recall (action within 48 hours): Vancomycin - Actavis Group 

Class 2 Medicines Recall (action within 48 hours): Vancomycin Powder for Concentrate for .....more 

10/06/2014 - Medical Device Alert: Accu-Chek home use blood glucose meters (Roche) 

Medical Device Alert: Accu-Chek home use blood glucose meters manufactured by Roche
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10/06/2014 - Controlled drug changes: tramadol, lisdexamfetamine, zopiclone and zaleplon 

Controlled drug changes to the legal classifications of tramadol, lisdexamfetamine, zopiclone .....more 

05/06/2014 - Class 1 Medicines Recall: Lipid Phase Parenteral Nutrition - ITH Pharma Ltd 

Class 1 Medicines Recall (action now – including out of hours): Lipid Phase only of .....more 

03/06/2014 - Zolpidem: reminder of the risk of impaired driving ability the next day 

Zolpidem: reminder of the risk of impaired driving ability the next day

The .....more