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


24/08/2016 - Class 4 drug alert (Caution in use) Actilyse 20mg and 50mg powder and solvent  

Class 4 drug alert (Caution in use) Actilyse 20mg and 50mg powder and solvent for solution 
 
The .....more 

17/08/2016 - NHS Improvement Patient Safety Alert 

NHS Improvement Patient Safety Alert: Resources to support the care of patients with acute .....more 

15/08/2016 - Medical Device Alert: Accu-Chek Insight insulin pump system  

Medical Device Alert: Accu-Chek Insight insulin pump system manufactured by Roche Diabetes .....more 

12/08/2016 - Company led recall: Helixate NexGen 

Company led recall: Helixate NexGen

The Medicines and Healthcare products .....more 

11/08/2016 - Company led recall: Kogenate Bayer Powder and Solvent for Solution for Injection 

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

11/08/2016 - Company led recall: Furosemide-Claris 20mg/2ml Injection 

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

10/08/2016 - Class 2 medicines recall (action within 48 hours): Respontin Nebules  

Class 2 medicines recall (action within 48 hours): Respontin Nebules 250micrograms/1ml & .....more 

10/08/2016 - Medical Device Alert: TRUEresult and TRUEtrack blood glucose test strips  

Medical Device Alert: TRUEresult and TRUEtrack blood glucose test strips 

The .....more 

08/08/2016 - Company-led recall: NuTRIflex Lipid special 1875ml PL 03551/0031 

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

29/07/2016 - Accessible Information Standard implementation (England) by 31 July 2016 

By 31 July 2016 all organisations in England that provide NHS or publicly funded adult social care .....more 

25/07/2016 - Patient safety alert:Nasogastric tube misplacement risk of death and severe harm 

NHS Improvement has issued a stage two alert to support providers of NHS-funded care to prevent the .....more 

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