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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15/09/2014 - Company-led drug recall: Dopacard 50mg/5ml Concentrate for Solution in 5ml vials 

Company-led drug recall: Dopacard 50mg/5ml Concentrate for Solution in 5ml vials - Cephalon UK Limited
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15/09/2014 - Reminder: restrictions on the sale of pseudoephedrine and ephedrine 

Reminder of the restrictions on the sale of products containing pseudoephedrine or ephedrine
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03/09/2014 - Class 2 medicines recall (action within 48 hours): Motilium 10 and Instants 

Class 2 medicines recall (action within 48 hours): Motilium 10 10mg Tablets and Motilium .....more 

02/09/2014 - NHS England Patient Safety Alert Stage Two 

NHS England  Patient Safety Alert Stage Two: Resources to support the prompt recognition .....more 

01/09/2014 - Supplying explosives precursors 

From 2 September 2014 the Control of Explosives Precursors Regulations 2014 will require home users .....more 

20/08/2014 - Medical Device Alert: Insulin syringe 1ml safety syringe 27G (Medicina Ltd) 

Medical Device Alert: Insulin syringe 1ml safety syringe 27G (for professional use) manufactured .....more 

15/08/2014 - Supply of aluminium foil to drug users for the purpose of smoking drugs 

From 5th September 2014 a change in the law will permit drug services to provide aluminium foil to .....more 

13/08/2014 - Class 2 medicines recall (action within 48 hours): Idarubicin 1mg/ml injection 

Class 2 medicines recall (action within 48 hours): Idarubicin 1mg/ml injection 5 & 10 .....more 

08/08/2014 - Company-led drug recall: Triomel TPN products - Baxter Healthcare Ltd 

Company-led drug recall: Triomel TPN products - Baxter Healthcare Ltd

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08/08/2014 - Company-led drug recall: Baxter Compounded Total Parenteral Nutrition Products 

Company-led drug recall: Baxter Compounded Total Parenteral Nutrition Products - Baxter Healthcare .....more