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Alerts

In NHSGGC, there are a number of alerts that are distributed around the organisation by the Health & Safety department.

Medical Devices Alerts (MDA's)

MDA's were introduced in England on 1 January 2003, to replace the previous types of safety warnings (Hazard Notice, Safety Notice, Device Alert, Advice Notice, Safety Notices and Pacemaker Technical Notes).

Safety Action Notices (SAN's)

SAN's are notices that disseminate relevant NHS England Patient Safety Alerts relating to equipment. This is to ensure that the communication is being sent to the right people and that the communication is being actioned appropriately, and does not get confused with any other Scottish initiatives.

Estates and Facilities Alerts (EFA's)

EFA's started in 2010; a new format safety warning dealing with Estates and Facilities equipment, and is issued in one of two priorities: Action (standard priority) and Immediate Action (top priority).

Field Safety Notices (FSN's)

FSN's are alerts received directly from equipment manufacturers. 

Internal Safety Notices (ISN's) and Risk Awareness Notices (RAN's)

ISN's and RAN's are generated from incidents that have occurred internally, and have been investigated by either the Health & Safety department, or Risk Management department respectively.

Product Recalls (PR's) and Customer Advice Notices (CAN's)

PR's and CAN's are alerts / recalls that have been issued from the National Procurement department of NHS Services Scotland.


The alerts can be found using the links below, they have seen split into annual pages to make them easier to find. Due to the content of some of the alerts, full details for alerts can only be seen by employees logged into the NHS Network.