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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Company-led drug recall: Herceptin 150 mg powder for concentrate for solution for infusion .....more
The Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has published a Drug Safety Update .....more
NHS England Patient Safety Alert: Minimising risks of omitted and delayed medicines for patients .....more
As of today (31st March 2014) there have been some changes to the requirements of prescriptions that .....more
Intermittent shortages of valsartan formulations
We are aware that .....more
Medical Device Alert: FreeStyle Mini and FreeStyle blood glucose monitoring systems – .....more
Medical Device Alert: Infusion pump: GemStar infusion system - Hospira
Class 2 Medicines Recall (action within 48 hours): Fybogel Orange - Reckitt Benckiser Healthcare .....more
Medical Device Alert: Insulin infusion pump: Accu-Chek Spirit Combo insulin pump – .....more
Company-led drug recall: Thymoglobuline (Anti-thymocyte globulin – rabbit) vials containing .....more
Class 2 Medicines Recall (action within 48 hours): Viread (tenofovir disoproxil) 245mg Film-Coated .....more
Company-led drug recall: Doribax (doripenem) 500mg powder for solution for infusion – .....more