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Supply Issues GBUK Healthcare Prefilled Syringe Products FWC620, FWC640 and FWC658 (ICN 2347)

Important Customer Notice Update

Ref: 2023/2347 ICN Number: 2347
  • The supply issue of Prefilled Syringe products from GBUK Healthcare is continuing.
  • One product code is suspended and unavailable to order:
    • FWC640 – Prefilled Syringe Sterile Content 3ml 0.9% Sodium Chloride ribbon pouch.
  • Two product codes remain available to order however it is subject to intermittent supply.
    • FWC620 – Prefilled Syringe Sterile Content 10ml 0.9% Sodium Chloride ribbon pouch
    • FWC658 – Prefilled Syringe Sterile Content 5ml 0.9% Sodium Chloride ribbon pouch.
  • Three product codes are affected in total.
  • See our Downloads ▼ section to access the product listing for further information on the affected product codes and potential alternatives.
  • We do not currently have a resolution date for the supply issue.
  • We will update this ICN as soon as we have further information.
  • The supply issue of Prefilled Syringe products from GBUK Healthcare is continuing.
  • Three product codes remain affected in total:
    • FWC620 – Prefilled Syringe Sterile Content 10ml 0.9% Sodium Chloride ribbon pouch
    • FWC640 – Prefilled Syringe Sterile Content 3ml 0.9% Sodium Chloride ribbon pouch
    • FWC658 – Prefilled Syringe Sterile Content 5ml 0.9% Sodium Chloride ribbon pouch.
  • The affected product codes remain available to order on intermittent supply basis.
  • 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.
  • We will continue to review the stock to minimise further disruption.
  • We do not currently have a full resolution date; however, it is anticipated the issue will continue for several months.
  • We will update this ICN as soon as we have further information.
  • The supply issue of Prefilled Syringe products from GBUK Healthcare is improving.
  • Two product codes are now available to order through our online catalogue on an intermittent supply basis:
    • FWC640 – Prefilled Syringe Sterile Content 3ml 0.9% Sodium Chloride ribbon pouch
    • FWC658 – Prefilled Syringe Sterile Content 5ml 0.9% Sodium Chloride ribbon pouch.
  • One product code remains suspended and unavailable to order:
    • FWC620 – Prefilled Syringe Sterile Content 10ml 0.9% Sodium Chloride ribbon pouch.
  • Three product codes remain affected in total.
  • Customers are advised to look at alternative products to minimise the impact of the supply issues.
  • See our Downloads ▼ section to access the product listing for further information on the affected product codes and potential alternatives.
  • We do not currently have a resolution date for the supply issue and will update this ICN as soon as we have further information.
  • It is anticipated the supply issue will be ongoing throughout the first quarter of 2024.

Change:

  • The supplier GBUK Healthcare has informed us of a supply issue with its prefilled syringes products.
  • The three product codes affected are:
    • FWC620 Prefilled Syringe Sterile Content 10ml 0.9% Sodium Chloride ribbon pouch
    • FWC640 Prefilled Syringe Sterile Content 3ml 0.9% Sodium Chloride ribbon pouch
    • FWC658 Prefilled Syringe Sterile Content 5ml 0.9% Sodium Chloride ribbon pouch.
  • The supply issue is due to shipping delays.

 Impact:          

  • Two affected codes are currently suspended and unavailable to order:
    • FWC620 Prefilled Syringe Sterile Content 10ml 0.9% Sodium Chloride ribbon pouch
    • FWC658 Prefilled Syringe Sterile Content 5ml 0.9% Sodium Chloride ribbon pouch.
  • One product code is available however it is subject to intermittent supply:
    • FWC640 Prefilled Syringe Sterile Content 3ml 0.9% Sodium Chloride ribbon pouch.
  • 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 11 December 2023.

 Next Steps:               

  • Customers are advised to log into our website to view the product listing for further information on the affected product codes and potential alternatives.
  • 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.
  • 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 ▼

  • 2347 GBUK Healthcare Product Listing with Alternatives 13 March 2024

    An Excel file detailing the affected product codes for ICN 2347.
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