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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A new offence of driving with certain specified drugs in excess of specified levels came into force .....more
Legislation was approved by Parliament on 26 March 2015 and the following changes to the Misuse of .....more
The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has issued a company-led recall for .....more
Class 4 Drug Alert medicines defect information (caution in use): Epilim and sodium valproate .....more
Correct use of Humalog 200 units/ml Kwikpen (insulin lispro) to minimise medication errors
The Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has issued a Medical Device Alert .....more
Medical Device Alert: INRatio and INRatio2 PT/INR coagulation monitor and test strips .....more
NHS England has issued more