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Supply Issues Becton Dickinson Biopsy Needles Multiple Products (ICN 1811)

Important Customer Notice Supply Issues

Ref: 2022/1811 ICN Number: 1811
  • The supplier Becton Dickinson UK Ltd has informed us three product codes are now available to order
    • FTR3175 Biopsy Needle 18G Pink x 250MM Disposable Core Instrument kit with Coaxial needle Sterile
    • FYU2876 Biopsy Needle 18G Pink x 200MM Sterile
    • FYU2877 Biopsy Needle 18G Pink x 250MM Disposable Core Instrument Sterile.
  • The supply issues with two of its Biopsy Needles remain.
    • FRF8860 – Biopsy Needle 18G Pink x 200MM Hybrid Automatic/Semi-Automatic Sterile
    • FTR3185 Biopsy Needle 18G Pink x 200MM Disposable Core Instrument Sterile.
  • Unfortunately, there are no alternatives available to order at present.
  • The supply issue is anticipated to be resolved by 30 November 2022.
  • Please see our Downloads ▼ section to refer to the product listing for further information on the affected product codes.

Change:

  • The supplier Becton Dickinson UK Ltd has informed us of a supply issue with some of its Biopsy Needles.
  • The five product codes affected are:
    FRF8860 – Biopsy Needle 18G Pink x 200MM Hybrid Automatic/Semi-Automatic Sterile
    FTR3175 Biopsy Needle 18G Pink x 250MM Disposable Core Instrument kit with Coaxial needle Sterile
    FTR3185 Biopsy Needle 18G Pink x 200MM Disposable Core Instrument Sterile
    FYU2876 Biopsy Needle 18G Pink x 200MM Sterile
    FYU2877 Biopsy Needle 18G Pink x 250MM Disposable Core Instrument Sterile.
  • The supply issue is due to a new IT System that is preventing the supplier from obtaining correct delivery dates and volumes expected.

Impact:

  • The affected codes are currently subject to intermittent supply.
  • 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.
  • The supply issue is anticipated to be resolved by 30 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 organisation’s use of these products.

Downloads ▼

  • 1811 Becton Dickinson Product Listing with Alternatives 11 November 2022

    An Excel file detailing the affected product codes for ICN 1811.
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