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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The Department of Health has issued an more
New drugs and driving legislation in England and Wales: Advice for pharmacists and their .....more
NHS England Patient Safety Alert: Risk of death from asphyxiation by accidental ingestion .....more
Due to a change to the system that manages Smartcard access to the Electronic Prescription Service .....more
The MHRA has issued a letter to inform healthcare professionals of new important information and .....more
NHS England Patient Safety Alert: Harm from using Low Molecular Weight Heparins when contraindicated
Medical Device Alert: Accu-Chek Spirit Combo insulin infusion pumps manufactured by Roche .....more
The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has issued a company-led alert for .....more
Class 2 medicines recall (action within 48 hours): Recall of all oral diclofenac presentations .....more
Rescheduling of 4-Hydroxy-n-butyric acid (GHB) including Xyrem (sodium oxybate) to Schedule .....more