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Supply Issues Intersurgical Tracheal Tubes and Laryngeal Masks Multiple Products (ICN 2226)

Important Customer Notice Update

Ref: 2023/2226 ICN Number: 2226
  • The supply issue with Tracheal Tubes and Laryngeal Mask products from Intersurgical has improved.
  • Two product codes are now available to order through our online catalogue.
    • FDF2083 and FTC114.
  • Nine product codes remain 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 continue to review the stock to minimise further disruption. Additional alternatives will be linked to product codes on the website as they become available, and we will update this ICN as soon as we have further information.
  • The supply issue is now anticipated to be resolved by 31 January 2024.
  • The supply issue with its Tracheal Tubes and Laryngeal Mask Products with Intersurgical has improved, however, a few of the lines are yet to recover.
  • Nine product codes are now available to order through our online catalogue:
    • FDF2088, FDG1431, FDG1433, FDF2091, FDG1440, FDG1434, FDF2084, FDF2086, and FTC676.
  • One further product code is now suspended:
    • FTC592 – Electrostatic filter.
  • All of the affected product codes are 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 some 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.
  • Additional alternatives will be updated within the product listing as they become available.
  • The supply issue is anticipated to be resolved by 31 October 2023.

Change:

  • The supplier Intersurgical has informed us of a supply issue with their Tracheal Tubes and Laryngeal Mask products.
  • There are 19 product codes affected.
  • The supply issue is due to supplier manufacturing issues.

Impact:          

  • All the affected product codes are currently unavailable to order.
  • Potential indirect alternative products are available to order through our online catalogue.
  • However, some of these products may also be subject to intermittent supply as production restarts.
  • We are currently sourcing further alternatives and updates will be made to the product listing as soon as possible.
  • 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 31 October 2023.

Next Steps:              

  • To mitigate the impact of the disruption, customers are to review alternatives and do local stock-take.
  • 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.
  • 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 ▼

  • 2226 Intersurgical Product Listing with Alternatives 17 November 2023

    An Excel file showing the product listing with alternatives for ICN 2226.
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