Radiometer Blood Gas Syringes FWC473 (ICN 1201)

Important Customer Notice Update

Ref: 2021/1201 ICN Number: 1201
  • The supplier Radiometer has informed us that the supply of Radiometer Blood Gas Consumables is still under pressure.
  • Please see our Downloads ▼ section to view a list of the current Blood Gas Syringes available on the Blood Collection framework and suggested alternatives that can be used if required.
  • For any alternatives please ensure that you follow the user instructions for the product.
  • Customers would also be advised to validate the alternative products prior to use, following their own validation procedure / policy.
  • If you have any further questions, please contact your local NHS Supply Chain Customer Relationship Manager or Customer Services Advisor.
  • Please see our Downloads ▼ section to view a list of the current Blood Gas Syringes available on the Blood Collection framework and suggested alternatives that can be used if required.
  • For any alternatives please ensure that you follow the user instructions for the product.
  • Customers would also be advised to validate the alternative products prior to use, following their own validation procedure / policy.
  • If you have any further questions, please contact your local NHS Supply Chain Customer Relationship Manager or Customer Services Advisor.

Change:      

  • The supplier Radiometer has informed us that whilst the supply of Radiometer Blood Gas Syringes is under pressure, in particular FWC473.
  • This is due to the following:
    Changing buying patterns and panic ordering by trusts over the past two weeks that has created supply issues which has been exasperated by some logistics delay.
    Demand on blood gas products across all suppliers is under pressure due to global demand.
    Radiometer do have issues with full availability supply due to manufacturing issues, however, we are managing this by allocating stock into NHS Supply Chain and direct orders.

Impact:    

  • The product has been added to the demand management process, so that customers can order, and stock is available
  • Customer may find that their orders placed are reduced down.
  • Radiometer have also confirmed that they are demand managing the direct order supply using the usage data collected directly from the analysers.
  • NHS Supply Chain have shared and will continue to share with Radiometer the line level customer demand they receive to ensure those trusts attempting to buy from multiple sources are not receiving extra stock.
  • Potential indirect alternative products have been identified from other suppliers, these products can be used in the analysers, but these will need to be validated at trust level.
  • Please see our Downloads ▼ section to refer to the product listing for further information on the affected product code.
  • Unfortunately, there is no anticipated resolution date a present, but we will update the ICN once we have further information from the supplier.

 Next Steps:

  • Customers are asked to order only what they require and do not order via multiple routes (i.e. both direct and via NHS Supply Chain).
  • Customers are advised to log into our website to view the potential indirect alternative product.
  • If you have any further questions, please contact your local NHS Supply Chain Customer Relations Manager or Customer Services Advisor.

Please note that due to the clinical nature of these alternative products we advise you to consult your own clinical experts to ensure suitability for your organisations use of these products.

Downloads ▼

  • 1201 Radiometer Product Listing with Alternatives

    An Excel file detailing the affected product codes for ICN 1201.

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