NRFit Connectors Update (ICN 890)

Important Customer Notice Update

Ref: 2019/890 ICN Number: 890
  • We would like to update you with all of the available products within NRFIt range.
  • See our Downloads ▼ section to view the updated product listing for further information on the product codes.
  • We will continue to work with suppliers to have their NRFit products available to order through the online catalogue.
  • Suppliers can support you when planning to transition to NRFit connectors, please see the contact details below.
  • For any other questions please contact NHS Supply Chain buyer,
  • Following the framework renewal that took place on 2 August 2021 we would like to update you with all of the available products within NRFIt range.
  • See our Downloads ▼ section to view the updated product listing for further information on the product codes.
  • We will continue to work with suppliers to have their NRFit products available to order through the online catalogue.
  • Suppliers can support you when planning to transition to NRFit connectors, please see the contact details below.
    For any other questions please contact NHS Supply Chain buyer,
  • This ICN is to update customers of the NRFit products that are currently available.
  • A range of NRFit Spinal Needles from Smiths Medical International Ltd product codes have been added to our online catalogue.
  • See our Downloads ▼ section to view the updated product listing for further information on the product codes.
  • We will continue to work with suppliers to have their NRFit products available to order through the online catalogue.
  • Suppliers can support you when planning to transition to NRFit connectors, please see the contact details below.
  • For any other questions please contact NHS Supply Chain buyer, Chelsea Allen:

Supplier details

B Braun Medical Ltd
amy.walters@bbraun.com
nikki.elston@bbraun.com

Becton Dickinson UK Ltd
Andrew.Milton@bd.com

Blue Box Medical Ltd
Mike@blueboxmedical.co.uk

GBUK Healthcare
Peter.Spiller@gbukhealthcare.com

Pajunk UK Medical Products Ltd
stephen.brown@pajunk.co.uk

Rocket Medical PLC
Beverley@rocketmedical.com

Sarstedt Limited
rob.heald@sarstedt.com

Smiths Medical International Ltd
glen.johnson@smiths-medical.com

Teleflex Medical
Mike.Jones@teleflex.com

Vygon UK Ltd
NHSSC.contracts@vygon.co.uk

    • This ICN is to update customers of the NRFit products that are currently available.
    • New product codes have been added to our online catalogue.
    • See our Downloads ▼ section to view the updated product listing for further information on the product codes.
    • We will continue to work with suppliers to have their NRFit products available to order through the online catalogue.
    • Suppliers can support you when planning to transition to NRFit connectors, please see the contact details below.
    • For any other questions please contact NHS Supply Chain buyer, Chelsea Allen.

Background:

  • In 2017 NHS Improvement issued guidance that trusts should transition to use NRFit connectors with neuraxial devices. The NRFit connectors should be compliant with ISO 80369-6:2016.
  • Please refer to the linked document “NRFit Patient Safety Alert Supporting Information”. This provides information to support safe transition from the Luer connector to NRFit for intrathecal and epidural procedures, and delivery of regional blocks.

Change:

  • Additional suppliers and products are now available with NRFit connectors for both spinal and epidural use.

Impact:

  • Where this has not already been completed, trusts will need to transition from Luer and Surety connectors to NRFit connectors to comply with safety regulations.
  • We are working with suppliers to have any additional NRFit products available to order through our online catalogue.
  • We now have products available to order from B Braun Medical, GBUK Healthcare, Pajunk UK Medical Products Ltd, Rocket Medical PLC and Vygon UK Ltd.

Next Steps:

  • We will continue to work with suppliers to have their NRFit products available to order through the online catalogue.
  • Suppliers can support you when planning to transition to NRFit connectors, please see the contact details below.
  • For any other questions please contact NHS Supply Chain buyer, Chelsea Allen:

Supplier details

B Braun Medical Ltd
amy.walters@bbraun.com
nikki.elston@bbraun.com

Becton Dickinson UK Ltd
Andrew.Milton@bd.com

Blue Box Medical Ltd
Mike@blueboxmedical.co.uk

GBUK Healthcare
Peter.Spiller@gbukhealthcare.com

Pajunk UK Medical Products Ltd
stephen.brown@pajunk.co.uk

Rocket Medical PLC
Beverley@rocketmedical.com

Sarstedt Limited
rob.heald@sarstedt.com

Teleflex Medical
Mike.Jones@teleflex.com

Vygon UK Ltd
NHSSC.contracts@vygon.co.uk

Downloads ▼

  • 890 NRFit Connectors Update Product Listing

    An Excel file showing the product listing for ICN 890.
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  • 890 NRFit Patient Safety Alert Supporting Information

    A PDF file with details of a Patient Safety Alert for NRFit Connectors from NHS Improvement.