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Field Safety Notice: 13 to 17 January 2020

List of field safety notices (FSNs) from medical device manufacturers from 13 January to 17 January 2020 https://www.gov.uk/drug-device-alerts/field-safety-notice-13-to-17-january-2020?utm_source=65bbb2c6-f05c-4679-b96c-172ff01231e9&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=govuk-notifications&utm_content=immediate  

Convex two-piece skin barriers (Natura /Surfit/Combihesive Wafers) for use with ostomy bags – recall due to risk of stoma injury, bleeding and leakage under the skin barrier (MDA/2020/002)

Manufactured by ConvaTec – specific batches of convex two-piece skin barriers have been incorrectly manufactured with off-centre starter/stoma hole. https://www.gov.uk/drug-device-alerts/convex-two-piece-skin-barriers-natura-surfit-combihesive-wafers-for-use-with-ostomy-bags-recall-due-to-risk-of-stoma-injury-bleeding-and-leakage-under-the-skin-barrier-mda-2020-002?utm_source=e2b52067-d1d5-4734-b9c3-5308068ff7f3&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=govuk-notifications&utm_content=immediate  

Learn CPR at Bedford Hospital

Bedford Hospital NHS Trust Resuscitation Department are offering training for parents/families/carers, no need to book, just turn up and learn. See the poster below for details.

Class 4 Medicines Defect Information: Advanz Pharma Zapain 30mg/500mg Tablets (Codeine Phosphate /Paracetamol), PL12762/0034, (EL(20)A/01)

Caution in Use: Distribute to Pharmacy level. Advanz Pharma has informed us of a discrepancy on the product packaging. The discrepancy relates to “capsules” printed at the top right of … [continue] Class 4 Medicines Defect Information: Advanz Pharma Zapain 30mg/500mg Tablets (Codeine Phosphate /Paracetamol), PL12762/0034, (EL(20)A/01)

Field Safety Notice: 06 to 10 January 2020

List of field safety notices (FSNs) from medical device manufacturers from 06 to 10 January 2020. https://www.gov.uk/drug-device-alerts/field-safety-notice-06-to-10-january-2020?utm_source=0a1fb7f4-8ca2-4a9f-8ad2-1d73e63e44ff&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=govuk-notifications&utm_content=immediate  

Field Safety Notice: 30 December 2019 to 3 January 2020

List of field safety notices (FSNs) from medical device manufacturers from 30 December 2019 to 3 January 2020. https://www.gov.uk/drug-device-alerts/field-safety-notice-30-december-2019-to-3-january-2020?utm_source=c3110e65-de42-4d4e-8337-ee1dc783b870&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=govuk-notifications&utm_content=immediate  

Field Safety Notice: 23 to 27 December 2019

List of field safety notices (FSNs) from medical device manufacturers from 23 to 27 December 2019. https://www.gov.uk/drug-device-alerts/field-safety-notice-23-to-27-december-2019?utm_source=d862c01c-6452-4510-a6c8-9c37f089f11a&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=govuk-notifications&utm_content=immediate  

Field Safety Notice: 16 to 20 December 2019

List of field safety notices (FSNs) from medical device manufacturers from 16 to 20 December 2019. https://www.gov.uk/drug-device-alerts/field-safety-notice-16-to-20-december-2019?utm_source=9c253288-64cd-492e-857c-186879f0827e&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=govuk-notifications&utm_content=immediate  

BritePro Solo and BriteBlade Pro single-use fibre optic laryngoscope blades and handles – risk of choking (MDA/2019/044)

Manufactured by Flexicare Medical – loose bearings and retaining ring may enter patient’s airway causing choking hazard if the laryngoscope blade is disengaged from the handle above the patient. https://www.gov.uk/drug-device-alerts/britepro-solo-and-briteblade-pro-single-use-fibre-optic-laryngoscope-blades-and-handles-risk-of-choking-mda-2019-044?utm_source=3a7d1a4c-8df1-47ab-a69c-c866745b7e3f&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=govuk-notifications&utm_content=immediate … [continue] BritePro Solo and BriteBlade Pro single-use fibre optic laryngoscope blades and handles – risk of choking (MDA/2019/044)

Field Safety Notice: 09 to 13 December 2019

List of field safety notices (FSNs) from medical device manufacturers from 09 to 13 December 2019. https://www.gov.uk/drug-device-alerts/field-safety-notice-09-to-13-december-2019?utm_source=bf745fde-6768-43e7-86a3-484530a1705e&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=govuk-notifications&utm_content=immediate  

Class 2 Medicines Recall: Medley Pharma Limited, Ranitidine 150mg Tablets BP, PL 43870/0026, Ranitidine 300mg Tablets BP, PL 43870/0027 (EL(19)A/41)

Medley Pharma Limited is recalling all unexpired stock of the below products from pharmacies and retail stores as a precautionary measure. https://www.gov.uk/drug-device-alerts/class-2-medicines-recall-medley-pharma-limited-ranitidine-150mg-tablets-bp-pl-43870-0026-ranitidine-300mg-tablets-bp-pl-43870-0027-el-19-a-41?utm_source=83c42b3b-90dc-4303-a5af-faefd2cc09b0&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=govuk-notifications&utm_content=immediate  

Recall of Medicina IV Luer Slip syringe (IVS03) batch number 19040303 (MDA/2019/043)

Manufactured by Medicina – syringes incorrectly packaged with a needle could mean they are not sterile and could cause a needlestick injury. https://www.gov.uk/drug-device-alerts/recall-of-medicina-iv-luer-slip-syringe-ivs03-batch-number-19040303-mda-2019-043?utm_source=f3bf2e8a-d8e1-4cb7-a8f9-d2c22bc6bbf5&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=govuk-notifications&utm_content=immediate  

Field Safety Notice: 02 to 06 December 2019

List of field safety notices (FSNs) from medical device manufacturers from 02 to 06 December 2019. https://www.gov.uk/drug-device-alerts/field-safety-notice-02-to-06-december-2019?utm_source=fe3f4e28-bb44-4cf9-8392-9a287a71e0ff&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=govuk-notifications&utm_content=immediate  

Class 2 Medicines recall: Ranitidine 150mg Film-Coated Tablets, PL 20075/0063, Ranitidine 300mg Film-Coated Tablets, PL 20075/0064 (EL(19)A/40)

Accord Healthcare are recalling all unexpired stock of the below products from pharmacies and retail stores as a precautionary measure. https://www.gov.uk/drug-device-alerts/class-2-medicines-recall-ranitidine-150mg-film-coated-tablets-pl-20075-0063-ranitidine-300mg-film-coated-tablets-pl-20075-0064-el-19-a-40?utm_source=0d2aabf6-c6be-4968-9057-4a13b465fcb4&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=govuk-notifications&utm_content=immediate  

Spectra Optia apheresis: anticoagulant bags used with ‘Correct Connect’ connectors – risk of unbroken ‘frangible’ connector during use (MDA/2019/041)

Manufactured by Terumo BCT – inadequately broken anticoagulant ‘frangible’ may lead to clotting and inadequate therapy during apheresis procedures. https://www.gov.uk/drug-device-alerts/spectra-optia-apheresis-anticoagulant-bags-used-with-correct-connect-connectors-risk-of-unbroken-frangible-connector-during-use-mda-2019-041?utm_source=7c64aeb6-fbc0-4e2b-bce3-200b689cd9d7&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=govuk-notifications&utm_content=immediate  

Field Safety Notice: 25 to 29 November 2019

List of field safety notices (FSNs) from medical device manufacturers from 25 October to 29 November 2019. https://www.gov.uk/drug-device-alerts/field-safety-notice-25-to-29-november-2019?utm_source=e361fa54-3215-4eb1-82f0-0970cbd8c4b3&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=govuk-notifications&utm_content=immediate  

Alaris™ Gateway Workstation and Alaris™ Gateway Workstation web browser user interface (MDA/2019/040)

Manufactured by Becton Dickinson – if a software security vulnerability is exploited, an attacker with malicious intention could remotely install unauthorised firmware. https://www.gov.uk/drug-device-alerts/alaris-gateway-workstation-and-alaris-gateway-workstation-web-browser-user-interface-mda-2019-040?utm_source=b8820618-ad51-4245-97f4-2ffb7b25dd9e&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=govuk-notifications&utm_content=immediate  

Field Safety Notice: 18 to 22 November

List of field safety notices (FSNs) from medical device manufacturers from 18 to 22 November 2019. https://www.gov.uk/drug-device-alerts/field-safety-notice-18-to-22-november?utm_source=57571a5a-db00-402b-990f-ff53f3a0ee4d&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=govuk-notifications&utm_content=immediate  

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