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Supply Issues Flexicare Medical Ltd Nebuliser Chamber Kit Products (ICN 2263)

Important Customer Notice Update

Ref: 2023/2263 ICN Number: 2263
  • The supply issue with Nebuliser Chamber Kit products from Flexicare Medical Ltd is improving.
  • 12 product codes are now available to order:
    • FDD2808, FAK074, FAK080, FAK088, FDC354, FDD166, FDD2332, FDD2805, FDD4096, FDD477, FDD680 and FDE879.
  • One further product code is now suspended and unavailable to order:
    • FDC352.
  • Two previously affected product codes remain available to order but are subject to intermittent supply:
    • FAK082 and FDD2321.
  • FDD551 remains suspended and unavailable to order.
  • Four 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.
  • Please note that one of the affected product codes has no alternatives available:
    • FDD2321.
  • See our Downloads ▼ section to access the product listing for further information on the affected product code and potential alternative.
  • We will continue to review the stock to minimise further disruption. We will update this ICN as soon as we have further information.
  • The supply issue is now anticipated to be resolved by 7 June 2024.
  • The supply issue of Nebuliser Chamber Kit products from Flexicare Medical Ltd is continuing.
  • Two products are now available to order but are subject to intermittent supply:
    • FDD2330 and FDD3313.
  • FDD2808 is now suspended and unavailable to order.
  • FDD477 which has returned to this ICN and is now suspended and unavailable to order.
  • 13 further products are affected and subject to intermittent supply:
    • FAK074, FAK080, FAK082, FAK088, FDC354, FDD166, FDD2321, FDD2332, FDD2805, FDD4096, FDD551, FDD680 and FDE879.
  • 15 products 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.
  • Please note that three affected product codes have no alternatives available:
    • FDD166, FDD2321 and FDD2332.
  • See our Downloads ▼ section to access the product listing for further information on the affected product code and potential alternative.
  • We will continue to review the stock to minimise further disruption. We 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 of Nebuliser Chamber Kit products from Flexicare Medical Ltd has improved.
  • Six product codes are now available to order from our online catalogue:
    • FDC072, FDC073, FDD477, FDD681, FDE101 and FDE102.
  • One further product code is now suspended and unavailable to order:
    • FDD2330.
  • Two product codes remain suspended and unavailable to order:
    • FDD2808 and FDD3313.
  • Three 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.
  • 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 2 April 2024.
  • The supply issue of Nebuliser Chamber Kit products from Flexicare Medical Ltd is continuing.
  • Three further product codes are now suspended and unavailable to order:
    • FDC073, FDD2808 and FDD3313.
  • Three product codes remain suspended and unavailable to order:
    • FDC072, FDD477 and FDE102.
  • Two product codes are still subject to intermittent supply:
    • FDD681 and FDE101.
  • Eight 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.
  • We will continue to review the stock to minimise further disruption. We will update this ICN as soon as we have further information.
  • The supply issue is still anticipated to be resolved by 29 February 2024.
  • The supply issue of Nebuliser Chamber Kit products from Flexicare Medical Ltd is continuing.
  • FDE255 and FDD539 are now available to order through our online catalogue.
  • Three further product codes are now suspended and unavailable to order:
    • FDC072, FDD477 and FDE102.
  • Two further product codes are now subject to intermittent supply:
    • FDD681 and FDE101.
  • Five 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.
  • We will continue to review the stock to minimise further disruption. We will update this ICN as soon as we have further information.
  • The supply issue is anticipated to be resolved by 29 February 2024.
  • The supply issue of Nebuliser Chamber Kit products from Flexicare Medical Ltd is continuing.
  • FDE255 and FDD539 are available to order on an intermittent supply basis.
  • Two 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.
  • We will continue to review the stock to minimise further disruption.
  • The supply issue is still anticipated to be resolved by 1 February 2024.
  • The supply issue of Nebuliser Chamber Kit products from Flexicare Medical Ltd is continuing.
  • One further product code is now affected:
    • FDD539 – Facemask aerosol adult.
  • Due to this ongoing supply issue, FDE255 and FDD539 are both being threshold managed as they are subject to Protect Demand Management.
  • Two product codes are affected in total.
  • FDE255 and FDD539 are 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 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 and for a full list of product codes subject to Protect Demand Management.
  • We will continue to review the stock to minimise further disruption.
  • The supply issue is now anticipated to be resolved by 1 February 2024.
  • The supply issue of Nebuliser Chamber Kit from Flexicare Medical Ltd is improving.
  • FDE027 is now available to order through our online catalogue.
  • One product code remains affected in total, FDE255 – Nebuliser chamber kit with mask and tubing adult.
  • FDE255 continues to be threshold managed and is subject to Protect Demand management. This product code is available to order through NHS Supply Chain. However, trusts are allocated a maximum daily quantity or “threshold” to ensure a fair supply of available stock across the NHS.
  • 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 ▼ sectionfor a full list of product codes subject to Protect Demand Management and 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.
  • The supply issue is now anticipated to be resolved by 4 December 2023.
  • The supply issue of Nebuliser Chamber Kit from Flexicare Medical Ltd is continuing.
  • One further product code is now subject to intermittent supply, FDE027.
  • FDE255 continues to be threshold managed and is subject to Protect Demand management. This product code is available to order through NHS Supply Chain. However, trusts are allocated a maximum daily quantity or “threshold” to ensure a fair supply of available stock across the NHS.
  • Two 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 for a full list of product codes subject to Protect Demand Management and 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.
  • The supply issue is still anticipated to be resolved by 30 October 2023.

Change:                    

  • The supplier Flexicare Medical Ltd has informed us of a supply issue with their Nebuliser Chamber Kit Products.
  • One product code is affected in total.
  • The supply issue is due to shipping delays.

Impact:

  • Due to this ongoing supply issue this product is now being threshold managed as it is subject to Protect Demand Management.
  • FDE255 is available to order while stocks last through NHS Supply Chain. However, trusts are allocated a maximum daily quantity or “threshold” to ensure fair supply of available stock across the NHS.
  • Once the stock is depleted the product code will be unavailable to order.
  • Potential indirect alternative products are available to order through our online catalogue:
    • FDE1605 – Nebuliser Kit Adult Neb Medi-mist with Mask & Tubing 10-20ml
    • FAG7011 – Nebuliser Kit Adult with mask 2.1m tubing and chamber (6ml) Box 50
    • FDD4080 – Nebuliser chamber kit with mask and tubing adult Eco adult mask kit with tube cleanable
    • FDD4556 – Nebuliser chamber kit Cirrus2 nebuliser adult ecolite mask kit tube.
  • See our Downloads ▼ section for a full list of product codes subject to Protect Demand Management and 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.

Next Steps:              

  • Customers are advised to log into our website to view the potential indirect alternative products.
  • 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 ▼

  • 2263 Flexicare Medical Product Listing with Alternatives 4 May 2024

    An Excel file showing the product listing with alternatives for ICN 2263.
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