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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You can choose to view older Support Alerts by using the filter options in the Support Alert Archive box below and selecting specific a month or year.

Support Alerts archive


24/08/2015 - Company led recall: Bactroban 2% nasal ointment 3g/Bactroban 2% cream 15g 

Company led recall: Bactroban 2% nasal ointment 3g/Bactroban 2% cream 15g – Beecham .....more 

21/08/2015 - Seasonal Influenza update 

We have revised our Seasonal influenza web page with the latest information and updates, they are .....more 

18/08/2015 - Patient Safety Alert: Addressing antimicrobial resistance  

Patient Safety Alert: Addressing antimicrobial resistance through implementation of an antimicrobial .....more 

18/08/2015 - Medical Device Alert: Accu-Chek mobile meter and Accu-Chek mobile test cassette  

Medical Device Alert: Accu-Chek mobile meter and Accu-Chek mobile test cassette manufactured .....more 

12/08/2015 - Class 4 Drug Alert (caution in use): Pregabalin 75mg capsules 

Class 4 Drug Alert (caution in use): Pregabalin 75mg capsules - incorrect strength printed .....more 

07/08/2015 - Pharmacy Voice Patient Safety Bulletin 

Pharmacy Voice have produced their first Patient Safety Bulletin. The bulletin contains information .....more 

04/08/2015 - Medical Device Alert: All Accu-Chek Insight insulin pumps 

Medical Device Alert: All Accu-Chek Insight insulin pumps manufactured by Roche Diagnostics .....more 

04/08/2015 - Medical Device Alert: Automatically retracting safety syringes  

Medical Device Alert: Automatically retracting safety syringes including insulin syringes .....more 

31/07/2015 - Company led recall: Chirocaine 5mg/ml solution for injection/concentrate 

Company led recall: Chirocaine 5mg/ml solution for injection/concentrate for solution for .....more 

24/07/2015 - Meningococcal ACWY conjugate vaccination (MenACWY) and MenB Immunisation - Wales 

The Welsh government have issued two Welsh Health Circulars. The first regarding Meningococcal ACWY .....more 

21/07/2015 - Drug safety update: Latanoprost (Xalatan): increased reporting of eye irritation 

The Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has issued a drug safety update following .....more 

20/07/2015 - Wider access to naloxone for use in emergencies 

Parenteral Naloxone can already be administered for the purpose of saving life in an emergency, where .....more 

16/07/2015 - Class 4 Drug Alert: Propofol 10mg/ml (1%) Emulsion for Injection/Infusion 50ml  

The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has issued a Class 4 drug alert: medicines .....more 

14/07/2015 - Department of Health letter about Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) 

The Department of Health have issued a letter for frontline healthcare professionals on FGM, which .....more 

10/07/2015 - Public Health England: Recent increase in harm from synthetic cannabis use 

Public health England have issued an alert advising of an increase in harm from synthetic cannabis .....more