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.

Support Alerts archive


01/09/2015 - Paracetamol for fever prophylaxis post MenB vaccination 

The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) has recommended the use of prophylactic .....more 

24/08/2015 - Company led recall: Bactroban 2% nasal ointment 3g/Bactroban 2% cream 15g 

Company led recall: Bactroban 2% nasal ointment 3g/Bactroban 2% cream 15g – Beecham .....more 

21/08/2015 - Seasonal Influenza update 

We have revised our Seasonal influenza web page with the latest information and updates, they are .....more 

18/08/2015 - Patient Safety Alert: Addressing antimicrobial resistance  

Patient Safety Alert: Addressing antimicrobial resistance through implementation of an antimicrobial .....more 

18/08/2015 - Medical Device Alert: Accu-Chek mobile meter and Accu-Chek mobile test cassette  

Medical Device Alert: Accu-Chek mobile meter and Accu-Chek mobile test cassette manufactured .....more 

12/08/2015 - Class 4 Drug Alert (caution in use): Pregabalin 75mg capsules 

Class 4 Drug Alert (caution in use): Pregabalin 75mg capsules - incorrect strength printed .....more 

07/08/2015 - Pharmacy Voice Patient Safety Bulletin 

Pharmacy Voice have produced their first Patient Safety Bulletin. The bulletin contains information .....more 

04/08/2015 - Medical Device Alert: All Accu-Chek Insight insulin pumps 

Medical Device Alert: All Accu-Chek Insight insulin pumps manufactured by Roche Diagnostics .....more 

04/08/2015 - Medical Device Alert: Automatically retracting safety syringes  

Medical Device Alert: Automatically retracting safety syringes including insulin syringes .....more