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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Support Alerts archive
Class 2 medicines recall (action within 48 hours): Epistatus 10mg in 1ml Oromucosal Solution
Class 4 Drug Alert (caution in use): Paclitaxel 6mg/ml concentrate for solution for infusion; .....more
Medical Device Alert - CADD administration sets with Flow Stop free-flow protection manufactured .....more
Medical Device Alert: Accu-Chek Insight insulin pump system, manufactured by Roche Diabetes .....more
Class 2 medicines recall (action within 48 hours): Rifadin 600mg Infusion (Aventis Pharma .....more
Class 4 Drug Alert: Crestor 5mg Tablets Parallel Imported by BR Lewis Pharmaceuticals Ltd .....more
NHS Patient Safety Alert: Patient safety incident reporting .....more
Company-led recall: Taxotere (Docetaxel) Concentrate for Solution for Infusion, 80mg per .....more
The Health & Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC) have updated their SCR and community pharmacy .....more
NHS England has issued a national integrated whistleblowing more
NICE has published a new guideline more
General Pharmaceutical Council consultation on standards for pharmacy professionals
NHS England are considering further strengthening policies and guidance related to managing conflicts .....more