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 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
NHS England Patient Safety Alert: Risk of death and serious harm from accidental ingestion .....more
Class 2 medicines recall (action within 48 hours): Ebixa 5mg/pump actuation 50ml and 100ml .....more
Medical Device Alert: Autopen insulin pen injection devices manufactured by Owen Mumford .....more
The Department for Transport has issued a more
Class 4 drug alert (caution in use): Heparin Sodium 100 IU/ml I.V. flush solution distributed .....more