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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Support Alerts archive


19/12/2014 - Influenza: Prescribing of antivirals in England, Scotland and Wales (update) 

The Department of Health, the Scottish Government, and the Chief Medical Officer for Wales .....more 

18/12/2014 - Class 2 medicines recall: Ebixa 5mg/pump actuation 

Class 2 medicines recall (action within 48 hours): Ebixa 5mg/pump actuation 50ml and 100ml .....more 

17/12/2014 - Medical Device Alert: Autopen insulin pen injection devices (Owen Mumford Ltd) 

Medical Device Alert: Autopen insulin pen injection devices manufactured by Owen Mumford .....more 

03/12/2014 - Class 4 drug alert: Heparin Sodium 100 IU/ml I.V. flush solution 

Class 4 drug alert (caution in use): Heparin Sodium 100 IU/ml I.V. flush solution distributed .....more 

25/11/2014 - The use of valproate medicines in women and girls 

CMDh agrees to strengthen warnings on the use of valproate medicines in women and girls
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25/11/2014 - Class 2 medicines recall (action within 48 hours): Mitoxantrone 2mg/ml 

Class 2 medicines recall (action within 48 hours): Mitoxantrone 2mg/ml Concentrate for Solution .....more 

21/11/2014 - Ebola: Information for pharmacy staff 

Professor Sir Bruce Keogh, National Medical Director and Dr Keith Ridge, Chief Pharmaceutical Officer .....more 

21/11/2014 - NHS England Patient Safety Alert: Naloxone 

NHS England Patient Safety Alert: Risk of distress and death from inappropriate doses of .....more 

18/11/2014 - Company-led drug recall issued for Recivit Sublingual Tablets 

Company-led drug recall issued for Recivit Sublingual Tablets (Grünenthal Limited)
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04/11/2014 - Class 2 medicines recall (Action Within 48 hours): Zovirax Eye Ointment 

Class 2 medicines recall (Action Within 48 hours): Zovirax Eye Ointment manufactured by The .....more