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Potential under-recognised risk of harm from the use of propranolol

The Healthcare safety investigation branch (HSIB) hasconducted a patient safety investigation that explores the under recognised toxicity of propranolol in overdose...

Class 4 Drug Alert: Crescent Pharma Ltd and Flamingo Pharma (UK) Ltd, Ibuprofen 400mg Tablets

Crescent Pharma Ltd and Flamingo Pharma (UK) Ltd have informed the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) that the Patient Information Leaflet (PIL) ...

NHS Staff Survey 2019 now published

Commenting on the publication of the NHS Staff Survey 2019, RPS President Sandra Gidley said: “The scale of the challenge to support NHS staff is substantial but it’s heartening to see th

Briefing: Primary care providers and the coronavirus (COVID-19)

NHS England and NHS Improvement has issued a briefing note on Coronavirus for the primary care sector. This includes advice to patient and the public and advice for primary care providers such as GP p

Class 4 medicines defect information: Diamorphine hydrochloride BP 100 mg lyophilisate for solution for injection

Accord Healthcare Ltd has advised of an issue related to the expiry date for two batches of diamorphine hydrochloride BP 100 mg lyophilisate for solution for injection, which has not been encoded in 2

RPS welcomes NICE consultation on community pharmacy

We have welcomed a consultation from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) on a quality standard for Community pharmacies: promoting health and wellbeing. The guidelines highli

Medicine Supply Notification - Levomepromazine 25mg/1ml solution for injection

The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has issued the following Medicine Supply Notification...

Class 2 Medicines recall: Accord-UK Ltd, Gliclazide 40 mg Tablets (Northstar Livery)

Accord-UK Limited is recalling all unexpired stock of Gliclazide 40 mg Tablets (Northstar Livery).

Class 3 FMD Medicines Recall, Beconase Aqueous Nasal Spray, (Beclometasone Dipropionate 50μg)

Glaxo Wellcome UK Ltd T/A GSK has informed the MHRA of an issue related to error in the decommissioning of a specified batch of Beconase Aqueous Nasal Spray.

Public Health Alert - Coronavirus (2019n-CoV) Updated guidance from Public Health Wales and Chief Medical Officer for Wales (Wales only)

The Chief Medical Officer for Wales has issued an update guidance for all clinical staff encountering patients with respiratory infections arrived from overseas. Public Health Wales (PHW) has issued