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Supply Issues ICU UK Medical Ltd Needlefree Connection Systems FSB2566, FSB2567, FSB2568 and FSB2569 (ICN 2534)

Important Customer Notice Supply Issues

Ref: 2024/2534 ICN Number: 2534


  • The supplier ICU UK Medical Ltd has informed us of a supply issue with its Needlefree Connection Systems.
  • There are four product codes affected in total:
    • FSB2566 – Needlefree extension set
    • FSB2567 – Needlefree extension set
    • FSB2568 – Needlefree connector / valve
    • FSB2569 – Needlefree extension set.
  • The supply issue is due to supplier manufacturing issues.
  • Due to this ongoing supply issue these products are now being threshold managed as they are subject to Protect Demand Management.


  • All product codes 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.
  • However, some of these products may also be subject to intermittent supply.
  • These products are anticipated to be removed from Protect Demand Management by 10 June 2024.
  • 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.
  • The supply issue is anticipated to be resolved by 10 June 2024.

Next Steps:              

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

  • 2534 ICU Medical Product Listing with Alternatives 8 May 2024

    An Excel file showing the affected products with alternatives for ICN 2534.
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  • Control and Protect Demand Managed Product Matrix

    An Excel file detailing the products currently subject to Control and Protect Demand Management. This is updated weekly.
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