Safety Flashes & Newsflashes 

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

Safety Flashes and News

This page has links to recent flashes 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:

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MHRA Drug Safety Bulletin

Medical Device Alerts

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

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