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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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


01/12/2016 - NHS Urgent Medicine Supply Advanced Service Pilot 

NHS England have published NHS Urgent Medicine Supply Advanced Service Pilot Community Pharmacy Service .....more 

30/11/2016 - Class 2 medicines recall (action within 48 hours): Evacal D3 1500mg/400iu Chewab 

Class 2 medicines recall (action within 48 hours): Evacal D3 1500mg/400iu Chewable tablets

The .....more 

18/11/2016 - Dose changes for nystatin oral suspension 

The doses of nystatin oral suspension for oral candidiasis in the BNF and BNF for Children have been .....more 

16/11/2016 - NHS Improvement Patient Safety Alert 

NHS Improvement Patient Safety Alert: Risk of severe harm and death due to withdrawing .....more 

14/11/2016 - GPhC New language and revised indemnity requirements 

From the 21 November 2016 the GPhC will launch new requirements for pharmacy professionals. 
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11/11/2016 - MHRA Guidance E-cigarettes: regulations for consumer products 

The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) have produced more 

10/11/2016 - NHS Improvement Patient Safety Alert 

NHS Improvement Patient Safety Alert: Risk of death and severe harm from error with injectable .....more 

09/11/2016 - Drug Safety Update: Brimonidine gel (Mirvaso): risk of exacerbation of rosacea 

The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) have produced a drug safety update .....more 

08/11/2016 - Class 3 medicines recall for Hydrocortisone 100mg/1ml Solution for Injection  

The Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has issued a Class 3 medicines recall .....more