23.6.16 – Topical miconazole, including oral gel: reminder of potential for serious interactions with warfarin

The MHRA have chosen to highlight this safety issue following a Patient Safety Notice issued in Wales last month which describes a fatality in a patient on warfarin who was prescribed miconazole oral gel by her dentist.

Click here for the link to the Drug Safety Update page

Click here for the Welsh Patient Safety Notice

6.7.16 –¬†13a Electrical Socket Inserts (Socket Covers Or Protectors)

Source: NHS Central Alerting System
This Alert is issued to highlight how, in certain circumstances, the use of plastic 13A (13 amp) electrical socket inserts (sold as safety accessories) can overcome the safety features designed into socket outlets.13A electrical socket inserts should not be used in health or social care premises, nor supplied for use in a home or residence. Any socket inserts currently in use should be withdrawn from use and responsibly disposed of.

Click here to download the document EFA 2016 002 Final.pdf