Central Alerting System

Central Alerting System

An electronic clinical alerting system developed by the UK Department of Health, which brings together the Chief Medical Officer (CMO)’s Public Health Link (PHL) and the Safety Alert Broadcast System (SABS), enabling alerts and urgent patient safety specific guidance to be accessed at any time.

The Central Alerting System provides safety alerts, emergency alerts, drug alerts, Dear Doctor letters and Medical Device Alerts issued on behalf of the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency, the National Patient Safety Agency, and the Department of Health.
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Guidance from the NPSA in the form of alerts, Rapid Response Reports and Safer Practice Notices are normally only distributed through the Department of Health's Central Alerting System (CAS, www.
Three months after the release of the SPN, the use of the Central Alerting System as well as professional networks were evaluated for their effectiveness in delivering it to anaesthetists and related professionals.
The Central Alerting System provides a facility for this by allowing trusts to select their current status with each alert from a list of pre-defined levels such as 'Action Not Required', 'On-going' or 'Complete'.
Most of those who had received the email from any other source indicated that it had come via the Central Alerting System.
Number (Percentage) From within my organisation 122 (62) Professional network 34 (18) N PSA 33 (17) 1 Central Alerting System 6 (3) Can't remember 3 (2) LTota 198 Table 5 Email sources
The NPSA's SPN on throat packs, which was issued via the Central Alerting System and distributed through professional bodies, linkmen and websites, was received by many of the targeted readers.

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