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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21/11/2014 - Ebola: Information for pharmacy staff 

Professor Sir Bruce Keogh, National Medical Director and Dr Keith Ridge, Chief Pharmaceutical Officer .....more 

21/11/2014 - NHS England Patient Safety Alert: Naloxone 

NHS England Patient Safety Alert: Risk of distress and death from inappropriate doses of .....more 

18/11/2014 - Company-led drug recall issued for Recivit Sublingual Tablets 

Company-led drug recall issued for Recivit Sublingual Tablets (Grünenthal Limited)
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04/11/2014 - Class 2 medicines recall (Action Within 48 hours): Zovirax Eye Ointment 

Class 2 medicines recall (Action Within 48 hours): Zovirax Eye Ointment manufactured by The .....more 

15/10/2014 - Class 4 Drug Alert: Amoxil Vials and Augmentin Intravenous 

Class 4 Drug Alert (Caution in Use): Amoxil Vials for Injection 500mg and 1g, Augmentin Intravenous .....more 

03/10/2014 - Company-led drug recall: KIOVIG 100mg/ml solution for infusion, 30g/300ml 

Company-led drug recall: KIOVIG 100mg/ml solution for infusion, 30g/300ml - Baxter Healthcare .....more 

02/10/2014 - Supply of salbutamol inhalers to schools 

In May 2014 the MHRA undertook a UK wide consultation to allow schools to obtain and hold their own .....more 

01/10/2014 - Company-led drug recall: Phenobarbital 50mg/5ml, Unlicensed Special 

Company-led drug recall: Phenobarbital 50mg/5ml, Unlicensed Special - Nupharm Laboratories
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