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


25/05/2016 - Class 2 medicines recall: Epistatus 10mg in 1ml Oromucosal Solution  

Class 2 medicines recall (action within 48 hours): Epistatus 10mg in 1ml Oromucosal Solution
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24/05/2016 - Class 4 Drug Alert (caution in use): Paclitaxel 6mg/ml concentrate for solution  

Class 4 Drug Alert (caution in use): Paclitaxel 6mg/ml concentrate for solution for infusion; .....more 

24/05/2016 - Medical Device Alert - CADD administration sets with Flow Stop free-flow  

Medical Device Alert - CADD administration sets with Flow Stop free-flow protection manufactured .....more 

12/05/2016 - Medical Device Alert: Accu-Chek Insight insulin pump system 

Medical Device Alert: Accu-Chek Insight insulin pump system, manufactured by Roche Diabetes .....more 

12/05/2016 - MHRA information on TPP and QRISK2 

The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) is investigating an issue involving .....more 

06/05/2016 - Class 2 medicines recall: Rifadin 600mg Infusion 

Class 2 medicines recall (action within 48 hours): Rifadin 600mg Infusion (Aventis Pharma .....more 

28/04/2016 - Class 4 Drug Alert (caution in use): Crestor 5mg Tablets Parallel Imported  

Class 4 Drug Alert: Crestor 5mg Tablets Parallel Imported by BR Lewis Pharmaceuticals Ltd .....more 

22/04/2016 - NHS Patient Safety Alert: Patient safety incident reporting and alerts 

NHS Patient Safety Alert: Patient safety incident reporting .....more 

20/04/2016 - Company-led recall: Taxotere (Docetaxel) Concentrate for Solution for Infusion 

Company-led recall: Taxotere (Docetaxel) Concentrate for Solution for Infusion, 80mg per .....more 

18/04/2016 - HSCIC SCR factsheet updated to cover gaining consent and Care Homes (England) 

The Health & Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC) have updated their SCR and community pharmacy .....more 

15/04/2016 - Freedom to speak up: whistleblowing policy for the NHS in England 

NHS England has issued a national integrated whistleblowing more 

11/04/2016 - GPhC consultation on standards for pharmacy professionals 

General Pharmaceutical Council consultation on standards for pharmacy professionals
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08/04/2016 - NHS England: Managing Conflicts of Interest 

NHS England are considering further strengthening policies and guidance related to managing conflicts .....more