Safety Alerts & Newsflashes 

See the Royal College of Emergency Medicine's safety alerts and browse external newsflash alerts regarding Emergency Medicine below. 

Safety Alerts and News

This page has links to recent alerts on equipment faults, high risk procedures etc, as well as other safety organisations. Please contact safety@rcem.ac.uk if you hear of additional topics that should be on this page.

See all RCEM issued safety newsflashes here or use the grey tab above.

Central Alerting System

The Central Alerting System (CAS) is a web-based cascading system for issuing patient safety alerts, important public health messages and other safety critical information and guidance to the NHS and others, including independent providers of health and social care. 

Patient Safety Alerts 
Links to NHS England, MHRA and Public Health England patient safety alerts can be found below:

2019
DNP (2,4 dinitrophenol) toxicity - 15 May 2019 

2018
Patient Safety Alert: Risk of death and severe harm from failure to obtain and continue flow from oxygen cylinders - 9th January 2018
Hepatitis B: Plan for phased re-introduction of hepatitis B vaccine for lower priority groups - 9th March 2018

2017
Hepatitis B: vaccine recommendations during supply constraints - 21 July 2017


MHRA Drug Safety Bulletin


 

Medical Device Alerts

All Medical Device Alerts (MDA) can be viewed on the MHRA website hereSelected MDAs sent by the MHRA for circulation to RCEM members are listed below:

2019



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2017

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