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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.

Alerts available on the CAS website include NHS Improvement Patient Safety Alerts (PSA) and Estates Alerts, MHRA Dear Doctor letters, Medical Device Alerts (MDA) and Drug Alerts, Chief Medical Officer (CMO) Alerts, and Department of Health & Social Care Supply Disruption alerts.

Useful links:

The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency: http://gov.uk/mhra

NHS Improvement: https://improvement.nhs.uk/resources/patient-safety-alerts/

National Reporting & Learning System (email): patientsafetyhelpdesk@nrls.nhs.uk

The Chief Medical Officer (for England): https://www.gov.uk/government/people/christopher-whitty

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Attention all providers: Providers should not use the same or similar look and design as National Patient Safety Alerts to disseminate local alerts in their organisation. Examples of providers doing this have been brought to our attention. There is a risk that these alerts become confused with national alerts which meet stringent criteria to ensure the actions are safe without any unforeseen consequences. This practice also risks other organisations picking them up and confusing them for National Patient Safety Alerts, which have a set governance process for providers to follow.

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Contact our helpdesk

Email: safetyalerts@mhra.gov.uk

Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency