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
Class 2 medicines recall (action within 48 hours): Nacrez 75 microgram film-coated tablets .....more
Changes to the 'Local anaesthetics' and 'Prescription only medicines' annotations for chiropodists .....more
MHRA press release: Parents advised not to use unlicensed homeopathic teething products in .....more
The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has issued a company-led recall for .....more
Drug Safety Update: Levonogestrel-containing emergency hormonal contraception: advice on .....more
Class 4 drug alert (Caution in use) EcoLab Klerpack BD Syringe Multi-Pack
Public Health England: Pseudomonas Infections associated with cartilage ear piercing
NHS Improvement Patient Safety Alert: Restricted use of open systems for injectable medication
Class 2 medicines recall (action within 48 hours): GlucaGen HypoKit
Medical Device Alert: Accu-Chek Insight Insulin pump system: risk of over- or under-infusion .....more