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Originator: CMO Messaging

From: Public Health England

Issue date: 15-May-2019 11:03:34

This alert has been issued to:
  • NHS Regional Offices
  • NHS Foundation Trusts (England) - Medical Director
  • NHS Trusts (England) - Medical Director
  • Regional Directors of Public Health

  • Clinical Commissioning Groups
  • NHS Foundation Trusts (England) - Chief Executive
  • Social Care Providers (registered with CAS)
  • CMO Urgent Messages - Non-NHS Recipients on Public Health Link
  • Territorial CMOs in Northern Ireland, Scotland & Wales
  • CMO Urgent Messages - Recipients on Public Health Link
  • Director of Public Health
  • NHS Trusts (England) - Chief Executive

Action category: Important information for immediate action

Title: Hospitalisation and deaths linked to consumption of 2,4-dinitrophenol (DNP)

Broadcast content: This alert provides advice on the latest intelligence regarding hospitalisations and deaths reported across the UK relating to the consumption of 2,4-dinitrophenol (DNP), and to underscore the need for rapid treatment in cases of suspected DNP poisoning.

Additional information: NHS England Regional Offices: please cascade this alert to GP Practices and Community Pharmacy, as both settings could see patients who have consumed 2,4-dinitrophenol (DNP).

Alert reference: CEM/CMO/2019/002

Cascade to:
  • #GP#

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