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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21/05/2015 - Health protection guidance: Heatwave plan for England 2015 

Public Health England, the Department of Health and NHS England have issued the 2015 more 

12/05/2015 - Dispensing valproate for girls and women 

Earlier this year, the MHRA issued a Drug Safety Update: Medicines related to valproate: risk of .....more 

06/05/2015 - Class 2 medicines recall: Tramadol 50mg Capsules 

Class 2 medicines recall (action within 48 hours): RelonChem Ltd / Kent Pharmaceuticals Tramadol .....more 

30/04/2015 - High strength, fixed combination and biosimilar insulin products 

The Medicines and Healthcare Products Agency have issued a Drug Safety Update advising that several .....more 

23/04/2015 - Class 3 medicines recall for Exocin 3mg/ml eye drops 

The Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has issued a class 3 medicines recall .....more 

14/04/2015 - Drugs and driving update: amfetamine (England and Wales only) 

A new offence of driving with certain specified drugs in excess of specified levels came into force .....more 

08/04/2015 - Amendments to the Misuse of Drugs Regulations 2001 

Legislation was approved by Parliament on 26 March 2015 and the following changes to the Misuse of .....more 

02/04/2015 - Company-led drug recall issued for Clexane 40mg (Sanofi) 

The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has issued a company-led recall for .....more