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Supply Issues Cardinal Health UK Safety Insulin Needle and Syringe products (ICN 1987)

Important Customer Notice Supply Issues

Ref: 2023/1987 ICN Number: 1987


  • The supplier Cardinal Health UK has informed us of a supply issue with its Safety Insulin Needle and Syringe products.
  • There are six product codes affected.
  • The supply issue is due to manufacturing delays.


  • The affected product 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 and potential alternatives.
  • The supply issue is anticipated to be resolved by December 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 ▼

  • 1987 Cardinal Health UK Product Listing with Alternatives 16 January 2023

    An Excel file showing the product listing with alternatives for ICN 1987.
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  • 1987 Cardinal Health UK Customer Notification 16 January 2023

    A PDF file showing the customer notification for ICN 1987.