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


05/01/2017 - Class 4 drug alert (Caution in Use): Mirena 20 micrograms 

Class 4 drug alert (Caution in Use): Mirena 20 micrograms / 24 hours intrauterine delivery .....more 

03/01/2017 - Class 4 drug alert (Caution in Use): Arava 10mg film-coated tablets  

Class 4 drug alert (Caution in Use): Arava 10mg film-coated tablets (Leflunomide)
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22/12/2016 - Medical Device Alert: Alaris syringe pumps manufactured by CareFusion 

Medical Device Alert: Alaris syringe pumps manufactured by CareFusion
The .....more 

19/12/2016 - Influenza Season 2016/17: Use of Antiviral Medicines 

The Department of Health has issued guidance on the prescribing of antivirals on the NHS in England. .....more 

14/12/2016 - Class 4 drug alert (Caution in use): Amoxicillin Sugar Free Suspension  

Class 4 drug alert (Caution in use): Amoxicillin Sugar Free Suspension 250mg/5ml & Amoxicillin .....more 

01/12/2016 - NHS Urgent Medicine Supply Advanced Service Pilot 

NHS England have published NHS Urgent Medicine Supply Advanced Service Pilot Community Pharmacy Service .....more