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Supply Issues Smiths Medical Endotracheal Tubes Multiple Products (ICN 1629)

Important Customer Notice Update

Ref: 2022/1629 ICN Number: 1629
  • The supplier Smiths Medical has informed us of an ongoing supply issue with its Endotracheal Tubes across multiple product codes.
  • There are now 71 product codes affected.
  • The supply issue continues due to supply constraints caused by high demand during the COVID pandemic. Further delays are being caused by raw material shortage and tooling issues.
  • Potential indirect alternative products are available to order through our online catalogue.
  • See our Downloads ▼ sectionto refer to the product listing for further information on the affected product codes.
  • The supply issue is anticipated to be resolved in September 2022. This will be updated on a month by month basis.
  • The supplier Smiths Medical has informed us of a supply issue with its Endotracheal Tubes across multiple product codes.
  • There are 52 product codes affected.
  • The supply issue continues due to supply constraints caused by high demand during the COVID pandemic.
  • Five of the affected product codes are available to order. However, these five codes are subject to being demand managed and therefore only available via the webform.
  • The affected product codes are currently intermittent supply only.
  • Potential indirect alternative products 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.
  • The supply issue is anticipated to be resolved by 1 September 2022.
  • If you have any further questions, please contact your local NHS Supply Chain Customer Relationship Manager or Customer Services Advisor.

Change:

  • The supplier Smiths Medical has informed us of a supply issue with its Endotracheal Tubes, across multiple product codes.
  • There are 16 product codes affected.
  • Six of the affected product codes are available to order. However, these six codes are subject to being demand managed. (These codes have been highlighted on the product listing in our Downloads section.
  • Ten product codes are affected and are unavailable to order through our online catalogue.
  • The supply issue is due to supply constraints caused by high demand during the COVID pandemic.

Impact:     

  • The affected product codes are currently intermittent supply only.
  • Please note that six of these affected product codes will be intermittently managed via the demand management route. (These are highlighted in yellow on the product listing).
  • Potential indirect alternative products are available to order through our online catalogue.
  • Please see our Downloads section to to refer to the product listing for further information on the affected product codes.
  • The supply issue is anticipated to be resolved by 1 September 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 ▼

  • 1629 Smiths Medical Product Listing with Alternatives 18 July 2022

    An Excel file detailing the affected product codes for ICN 1629.
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