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Supply Issues Becton Dickinson UK Ltd Hypodermic Syringe Products FWC121 (ICN 2468)

Important Customer Notice Update

Ref: 2024/2468 ICN Number: 2468
  • The supplier issue with Hypodermic Syringe products from Becton Dickinson UK Ltd is continuing.
  • One product code remains affected in total:
    • FWC121 – Hypodermic Syringe 1ml Luer Lock 3 Piece Concentric Clear Sterile.
  • FWC121 is now subject to intermittent supply.
  • Potential indirect alternative products are available to order through our online catalogue for the affected product. However, some of these products may also become subject to intermittent supply with the increase in demand:
    • FWC692 Hypodermic Syringe 1ml Luer Lock 3 Piece Concentric clear Sterile
    • FWC704 Hypodermic Syringe 1ml Luer Lock 3 Piece Concentric clear Sterile
    • FWC85173 Hypodermic Syringe 1ml Luer Lock Low Dead Volume with 0.01 ml graduation Blister Pack Sterile 3PC
    • FSW1325 Hypodermic Syringe 1ml Luer Lock Concentric Clear Plunger Sterile.
  • See our Downloads ▼ section to access the product listing for further information on the affected product code and potential alternatives.
  • We will continue to review the stock to minimise further disruption and will update this ICN as soon as we have further information.
  • The supply issue is now anticipated to be resolved by 11 November 2024.

Change:

  • The supplier Becton Dickinson UK Ltd has informed us of a supply issue with Hypodermic Syringe products:
    • FWC121 – 1ml Luer Lock Syringe.
  • The supply issue is due to supplier manufacturing issues.
  • There are manufacturing constraints on this product due to global demand increases.
  • Due to this ongoing supply issue this product is now being threshold managed as it is subject to Protect Demand Management.

Impact:

  • FWC121 is still available to order however it is subject to intermittent supply.
  • FWC121 is available to order through NHS Supply Chain. However, trusts are allocated a maximum daily quantity or “threshold” to ensure fair supply of available stock across the NHS.
  • Potential indirect alternative products are available to order through our online catalogue:
    • FWC692 Hypodermic Syringe 1ml Luer Lock 3 Piece Concentric clear Sterile
    • FWC704 Hypodermic Syringe 1ml Luer Lock 3 Piece Concentric clear Sterile
    • FWC85173 Hypodermic Syringe 1ml Luer Lock Low Dead Volume with 0.01 ml graduation Blister Pack Sterile 3PC
    • FSW1325 Hypodermic Syringe 1ml Luer Lock Concentric Clear Plunger Sterile.
  • See our Downloads ▼ section to access the product listing for further information on the affected product code and potential alternatives.
  • The supply issue is anticipated to be resolved by 1 April 2024.

 Next Steps:               

  • Customers are advised to log into our website to view the product code currently subject to Protect Demand Management.
  • The continuing supply issue is being monitored in conjunction with the supplier and we will continue to review the stock situation to minimise further disruption and update this ICN with the latest information as it becomes available.
  • However, as this is currently a disrupted market and supply is subject to rapid change, the alternatives offered may also be experiencing temporary supply issues, and therefore, customers may need to consider clinically reviewing all additional alternatives provided.
  • 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 ▼

  • 2468 Becton Dickinson UK Ltd Product Listing with Alternatives 5 April 2024

    An Excel file showing the product listing with alternatives for ICN 2468.
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