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


30/03/2015 - Class 4 Drug Alert (caution in use): Epilim and sodium valproate g/r tablets 

Class 4 Drug Alert medicines defect information (caution in use): Epilim and sodium valproate .....more 

24/03/2015 - Correct use of Humalog 200 units/ml Kwikpen to minimise medication errors 

Correct use of Humalog 200 units/ml Kwikpen (insulin lispro) to minimise medication errors
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23/03/2015 - Medical Device Alert: Enteral feeding devices and accessories (Medicina Ltd) 

The Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has issued a Medical Device Alert .....more 

19/03/2015 - Medical Device Alert:INRatio and INRatio2 PT/INR coagulation monitor/test strips 

Medical Device Alert:  INRatio and INRatio2 PT/INR coagulation monitor and test strips .....more 

17/03/2015 - Company-led drug recall issued for Vitaros 3mg/g cream (Takeda UK Ltd) 

The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has issued a company-led recall .....more 

16/03/2015 - Company-led drug recall issued for Riseno 30mg/ml solution for infusion  

Company-led drug recall issued for Riseno 30mg/ml solution for infusion (Ferumoxytol)
 
The .....more 

09/02/2015 - New drugs and driving legislation in England and Wales: Guidance for pharmacists 

New drugs and driving legislation in England and Wales: Advice for pharmacists and their .....more 

06/02/2015 - Patient Safety Alert: Accidental ingestion of fluid/food thickening powder 

NHS England Patient Safety Alert: Risk of death from asphyxiation by accidental ingestion .....more