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Supply Issues Farla Medical Healthcare Limited Obstetrics, Gynaecology and Sexual Health Products (ICN 2209)

Important Customer Notice Resolved

Ref: 2023/2209 ICN Number: 2209

 

  • The supply issue with multiple products from Farla Medical Healthcare Limited is now resolved.
  • All 13 affected product codes are being delisted from our online catalogue on 24 May 2024.
  • Any further updates will be communicated through ICN 2550.
  • This ICN is now closed.
  • The supply issue with multiple products from Farla Medical Healthcare Limited is continuing.
  • 13 product codes remain affected in total:
    • FGR367, FGR632, FGR868, FGR873, FTM544, FTM546, FGR827, FGR867, FGR871, FGR977, GEB622, FGR631 and FGR1022.
  • The affected product codes remain suspended and unavailable to order.
  • Potential indirect alternative products are available to order through our online catalogue for most of the affected products. However, some of these products may also become subject to intermittent supply with the increase in demand.
  • See our Downloads ▼ section to access the product listing for further information on the affected product codes 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 15 May 2024.
  • The supply issue with multiple products from Farla Medical Healthcare Limited is continuing.
  • One further product code is now unavailable to order:
    • FGR1022 – Swab Cotton applicator large tipped 20cm.
  • 13 product codes are now affected in total.
  • The affected product codes remain suspended and unavailable to order.
  • Potential indirect alternative products are available to order through our online catalogue for most of the affected products. However, some of these products may also become subject to intermittent supply with the increase in demand.
  • Unfortunately, there are currently no identified alternative products for FGR1022, customers are advised to view the online catalogue for products they deem suitable.
  • See our Downloads ▼ section to access the product listing for further information on the affected product codes 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 still anticipated to be resolved by 15 March 2024.
  • The supply issue with multiple products from Farla Medical Healthcare Limited is continuing.
  • One further product code is now unavailable to order from our online catalogue:
    • FGR631 – Sponge Holder Plastic Disposable 23.5 cm.
  • 12 product codes are now affected in total.
  • The affected product codes remain suspended and unavailable to order.
  • Potential indirect alternative products are available to order through our online catalogue for the affected products. However, some of these products may also become subject to intermittent supply with the increase in demand.
  • See our Downloads ▼ section to access the product listing for further information on the affected product codes and potential alternatives.
  • We will update this ICN as soon as we have further information.
  • The supply issue is now anticipated to be resolved by 15 March 2024.
  • The supply issue with multiple products from Farla Medical Healthcare Limited is continuing.
  • Four product codes are now available to order from our online catalogue:
    • FGR1007, FGR1008, FGR1009 and FGR1010.
  • 11 product codes are now affected in total.
  • All the affected product codes remain suspended and unavailable to order.
  • Potential indirect alternative products are available to order through our online catalogue for the affected products. However, some of these products may also become subject to intermittent supply with the increase in demand.
  • See our Downloads ▼ section to access the product listing for further information on the affected product codes and potential alternatives.
  • The supply issue is now anticipated to be resolved by 30 January 2024.
  • The supply issue with Obstetrics, Gynaecology and Sexual Health products from Farla Medical Healthcare Limited is continuing.
  • 15 product codes remain affected in total.
  • Potential indirect alternative products are available to order through our online catalogue for the affected products. However, some of these products may also become subject to intermittent supply with the increase in demand.
  • See our Downloads ▼ section to access the product listing for further information on the affected product codes and potential alternatives.
  • The supply issue is now anticipated to be resolved by 16 January 2024.
  • The supply issue with Obstetrics, Gynaecology and Sexual Health products from Farla Medical Healthcare Limited is continuing.
  • Seven further product codes are now suspended and unavailable to order:
    • FGR1008, FGR1009, FGR827, FGR867, FGR871, FGR977 and GEB622
  • Eight product codes remain suspended and unavailable to order:
    • FGR1007, FGR1010, FGR367, FGR632, FTM544, FTM546, FGR868 and FGR873.
  • 15 product codes are now affected in total.
  • Potential indirect alternative products are available to order through our online catalogue for the affected products. However, some of these products may also become subject to intermittent supply with the increase in demand.
  • See our Downloads ▼ section to access the product listing for further information on the affected product codes and potential alternatives.
  • The supply issue is still anticipated to be resolved by 20 December 2023.
  • The supply issue with Obstetrics, Gynaecology and Sexual Health products from Farla Medical Healthcare Limited is continuing.
  • Two product codes are unavailable to order and in the process of being suspended:
    • FGR868 and FGR873.
  • Six product codes remain suspended and unavailable to order:
    • FGR1007, FGR1010, FGR367, FGR632, FTM544 and
  • Eight product codes remain affected in total.
  • Potential indirect alternative products are available to order through our online catalogue for the affected products. However, some of these products may also become subject to intermittent supply with the increase in demand.
  • See our Downloads ▼ section to access the product listing for further information on the affected product codes and potential alternatives.
  • The supply issue is now anticipated to be resolved by 20 December 2023.
  • The supplier Farla Medical Healthcare Limited has informed us that the supply issue with multiple products is ongoing.
  • Three codes are now delisted and unavailable to order:
    • FGR826, FGR860, GEB623.
  • The remaining eight product codes remain suspended and unavailable to order.
  • Eleven product codes are affected in total.
  • Potential indirect alternative products are available to order through our online catalogue for the affected products. However, some of these products may also become subject to intermittent supply with the increase in demand.
  • See our Downloads ▼ section to access the product listing for further information on the affected product codes and potential alternatives.
  • The supply issue is now anticipated to be resolved by 20 November 2023.
  • The supplier Farla Healthcare Limited has informed us that the supply issue with multiple products is ongoing.
  • Two additional product codes are suspended and unavailable to order:
    • FGR868 – Cervix dilator
    • FGR873 – Cervix dilator.
  • The remaining nine product codes remain suspended and unavailable to order.
  • Eleven product codes are affected in total.
  • Potential indirect alternative products are available to order through our online catalogue for the affected products. However, some of these products may also become subject to intermittent supply with the increase in demand.
  • See our Downloads ▼ section to access the product listing for further information on the affected product code and potential alternative.
  • The supply issue is anticipated to be resolved by 30 October 2023.
  • The supplier Farla Healthcare Limited has informed us that the supply issue with multiple products is ongoing.
  • Two product codes, FGR867 and FGR827 are now available to order through our online catalogue.
  • A further eight product codes are now suspended and unavailable to order:
    • FTM544 – Sterile Lubricant
    • FTM546 – Sterile Lubricant
    • FGR1007 – Vaginal speculum cusco
    • FGR1010 – Vaginal speculum cusco
    • FGR367 – Swab
    • FGR826 – Thread Retriever
    • FGR860 – Forceps
    • GEB623 – Ultrasound probe cover.
  • FGR632 remains suspended and unavailable to order.
  • There are nine product codes affected in total.
  • Potential indirect alternative products are available to order through our online catalogue. However, some of these products may also become subject to intermittent supply with the increase in demand.
  • 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 30 October 2023.

Change:

  • The supplier Farla Medical Healthcare Limited has informed us of a supply issue with its Long-Handled Scissors:
    • FGR632 – Long Handled Scissors Plastic disposable single use 22cm
    • FGR827 – Long Handled Scissors Plastic disposable single use 22cm.
  • The supply issue is due to increased demand and production backlog.

Impact:

  • FGR632 is currently suspended and unavailable to order.
  • FGR827 is currently unavailable to order.
  • Potential indirect alternative products are available to order through our online catalogue:
    • FGR1003 – Long Handled Scissors Curved end blade 22cm in length
    • FGR1014 – Long Handled Scissors With right angled blade for cutting IUD threads
    • FGR263 – Long Handled Scissors 220mm length – giving greater control in cutting IUD/IUS threads NON-RETURNABLE ITEM.
  • 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 30 October 2023.

Next Steps:              

  • Customers are advised to log into our website to view the product listing for further information on the affected product code and potential alternatives.
  • The continuing supply issue is being monitored in conjunction with the supplier and we will continue to monitor the stock situation to minimise further disruption and update this ICN with the latest information as it becomes available.
  • 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 ▼

  • 2209 Farla Medical Product Listing with Alternatives 25 January 2024

    An Excel file showing the affected product codes for ICN 2209.
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