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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29/09/2016 - Company led recall: Adalat LA 60mg Tablets incorrectly packaged in 30mg carton 

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

15/09/2016 - Drug Safety Update: Levonogestrel-containing emergency hormonal contraception: 

Drug Safety Update: Levonogestrel-containing emergency hormonal contraception: advice on .....more 

14/09/2016 - Class 4 drug alert (Caution in use) EcoLab Klerpack BD Syringe Multi-Pack 

 Class 4 drug alert (Caution in use) EcoLab Klerpack BD Syringe Multi-Pack
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13/09/2016 - Public Health England: Pseudomonas Infections  

Public Health England: Pseudomonas Infections associated with cartilage ear piercing

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07/09/2016 - NHS Improvement Patient Safety Alert 

NHS Improvement Patient Safety Alert: Restricted use of open systems for injectable medication
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06/09/2016 - Class 2 medicines recall (action within 48 hours): GlucaGen HypoKit  

 Class 2 medicines recall (action within 48 hours): GlucaGen HypoKit 

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01/09/2016 - Medical Device Alert: Accu-Chek Insight Insulin pump system 

Medical Device Alert: Accu-Chek Insight Insulin pump system: risk of over- or under-infusion .....more 

24/08/2016 - Class 4 drug alert (Caution in use) Actilyse 20mg and 50mg powder and solvent  

Class 4 drug alert (Caution in use) Actilyse 20mg and 50mg powder and solvent for solution 
 
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17/08/2016 - NHS Improvement Patient Safety Alert 

NHS Improvement Patient Safety Alert: Resources to support the care of patients with acute .....more 

15/08/2016 - Medical Device Alert: Accu-Chek Insight insulin pump system  

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

12/08/2016 - Company led recall: Helixate NexGen 

Company led recall: Helixate NexGen

The Medicines and Healthcare products .....more 

11/08/2016 - Company led recall: Kogenate Bayer Powder and Solvent for Solution for Injection 

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

11/08/2016 - Company led recall: Furosemide-Claris 20mg/2ml Injection 

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

10/08/2016 - Class 2 medicines recall (action within 48 hours): Respontin Nebules  

Class 2 medicines recall (action within 48 hours): Respontin Nebules 250micrograms/1ml & .....more 

10/08/2016 - Medical Device Alert: TRUEresult and TRUEtrack blood glucose test strips  

Medical Device Alert: TRUEresult and TRUEtrack blood glucose test strips 

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08/08/2016 - Company-led recall: NuTRIflex Lipid special 1875ml PL 03551/0031 

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