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


09/02/2016 - Patient safety alert: omission or delay of desmopressin 

Patient safety alert: Risk of severe harm or death when desmopressin .....more 

09/02/2016 - Toolkit on the risks of valproate medicines in female patients 

The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has issued a more 

08/02/2016 - Class 2 medicines recall: St Johns Wort tablets 

The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has issued a class 2 medicines recall .....more 

04/02/2016 - Health protection guidance: Zika virus 

Public Health England has published updated clinical advice on Zika virus including prevention and .....more 

01/02/2016 - Company-led recall: Dotarem Solution for Injection 

Company-led recall: Dotarem Solution for Injection, 15ml Syringe Gadoteric Acid 279.32mg/ml .....more 

07/01/2016 - Influenza: Prescribing of antivirals in England 

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