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Supply Issues Multiple Suppliers Blood Collection Systems and Blood Lancets (ICN 1916)

Important Customer Notice Update

Ref: 2022/1916 ICN Number: 1916
  • The supply issue with Blood Collection Systems and Blood Lancets products is still ongoing.
  • 12 product codes are now available to order through our online catalogue:
    • KFK036, KFK068, KFK111, KFK127, KFK1280, KFK130, KFK171, KFK186, KFK236, KFK339, KFK391 and KFK518.
  • Four new product codes are affected and unavailable to order:
    • KFK517, KFK233, KFK173 & KFK276.
  • There are now 21 products affected.
  • KFK037, KFK322, KFK576, KFK851, KFK853 and KFK397 are being threshold managed and are subject to Protect Demand Management.
  • The codes are available to order through NHS Supply Chain. However, trusts are allocated a maximum daily quantity aka “threshold” to ensure fair supply of available stock across the NHS.
  • KFK540 and KFK852 are now subject to Control Demand Management.
  • If you have an urgent clinical need for KFK540 and KFK852 you need to complete and submit the Control Suspended Consumables Product Submission Webform. See our Useful Links section to access this web form.
  • See our Downloads section to access the product listing for further information on the affected product codes and potential alternatives.
  • See our Downloads ▼ section for a full list of product codes subject to Protect Demand Management.
  • The supply issue is anticipated to be resolved by 28 February 2023.
  • The supply issue with Blood Collection Systems and Blood Lancets products is still ongoing.
  • There are now 29 product codes affected.
  • KFK853, KFK851, KFK576, KFK397 are being threshold managed and are subject to Protect Demand Management.
  • The codes are available to order through NHS Supply Chain. However, trusts are allocated a maximum daily quantity aka “threshold” to ensure fair supply of available stock across the NHS.
  • KFK540, KFK852, KFK037, KFK322 are now subject to Control Demand Management.
  • If you have an urgent clinical need for KFK540, KFK852, KFK037or KFK322 you need to complete and submit the Control Suspended Consumables Product Submission Webform. See our Useful Links section to access this web form.
  • KFK072 is no longer subject to Protect Demand Management.
  • See our Downloads section to access the product listing for further information on the affected product codes and potential alternatives.
  • The supply issue is anticipated to be resolved by 31 January 2023.

 

  • The supply issue with Blood Collection Systems and Blood Lancets products is still ongoing.
  • There are now 25 product codes affected.
  • KFK853, KFK851, KFK576, KFK397, KFK072 are now being threshold managed and are subject to Protect Demand Management.
  • The codes are available to order through NHS Supply Chain. However, trusts are allocated a maximum daily quantity aka “threshold” to ensure fair supply of available stock across the NHS.
  • KFK540 is now subject to Control Demand Management.
  • If you have an urgent clinical need for KFK540, you need to complete and submit the Control Suspended Consumables Product Submission Webform. See our Useful Links section to access this web form.
  • If you have any further questions, please contact your local NHS Supply Chain Customer Services Advisor.
  • See our Downloads section to access the product listing for further information on the affected product codes and potential alternatives.
  • The supply issue is anticipated to be resolved by 31 January 2023.

Change:

  • Multiple suppliers have informed us of a supply issue with their Blood Collection Systems and Blood Lancets products.
  • There are nine product codes affected.
  • The supply issue is due to manufacturing and shipping delays.

Impact:          

  • Two product codes may be subject to intermittent supply and may be subject to Protect Demand Management.
    • KFK853 – Blood Collection Set Safety with Blood Culture Holder 23G – Needle 30cm tubing pre-assembled
    • KFK851 – Blood Collection Set Safety with Blood Culture Holder 23G – Needle 19cm tubing pre-assembled.
  • Two product codes are being threshold managed and are subject to Protect Demand Management.
    • KFK853 and KFK851 remain available to order through NHS Supply Chain. However, trusts are allocated a maximum daily quantity aka “threshold” to ensure fair supply of available stock across the NHS.
  • Potential indirect alternative products are available to order through our online catalogue:
  • See our Downloads Section to access the product listing for further information on the affected product codes and potential alternatives.
  • The supply issue is anticipated to be resolved by 31 January 2023.

 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 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 ▼

  • 1916 Multiple Suppliers Product Listing with Alternatives 26 January 2023

    An Excel file showing the product listing with alternatives for ICN 1916.
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