Supply Issues Smiths Medical International Ltd Deltec Gripper Vascular Access Needle Product Range (ICN 1361)

Important Customer Notice Update

Ref: 2021/1361 ICN Number: 1361
  • The supplier Smiths Medical International Ltd has informed us that the supply issue with its Deltec Gripper Vascula Access Needle Product Range is still ongoing.
  • The affected product codes are still subject to intermittent supply only.
  • The supply issue is now anticipated to be resolved by 11 April 2022.
  • Potential direct and indirect alternative products have been identified where possible and are available to order through our online catalogue.
  • Please see our Downloads ▼ section to refer to the product listing for further information on the affected product codes.
  • Customers are advised to log into our website to view the potential indirect alternative products.
  • If you have any further questions, please contact your local NHS Supply Chain Customer Relationship 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.

Change:

  • The supplier Smiths Medical International Ltd has informed us of a temporary supply issue with its Deltec Gripper Vascular Access Needle Product Range.
  • There are 74 product codes affected.
  • The supply issue is the result of a global resin shortage due to COVID-19. This is a component product in manufacturing and the supplier is therefore unable to meet demand.

Impact:        

  • The affected product codes are subject to intermittent supply from September 2021.
  • Potential direct and indirect alternative products have been identified where possible and are available to order through our online catalogue.
  • Please see our Downloads ▼ section to refer to the product listing and Customer Letter for further information on the affected product codes.
  • The supply issue is anticipated to be resolved for most of the products in November 2021. However, some affected products may be unavailable until early 2022.

Next Steps:    

  • Customers are advised to log into our website to view the potential indirect alternative products.
  • If you have any further questions, please contact your local NHS Supply Chain Customer Relationship 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 ▼

  • 1361 Smiths Medical Product Listing with Alternatives

    An Excel file detailing the affected product codes for ICN 1361.

    Please to view this content.

  • 1361 Smiths Medical Customer Letter

    A PDF of the Customer Letter for ICN 1361