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Supply Issues Multiple Suppliers Abdominal Belts Multiple Products (ICN 1855)

Important Customer Notice Update

Ref: 2022/1855 ICN Number: 1855
  • There is an ongoing supply issue with Abdominal Belts
  • FJM027 is now available to order
  • FJM029 has now been suspended
  • Three product codes are now affected:
    • FJM005
    • FJM025
    • FJM029
  • A potential indirect alternative product is available to order through our online catalogue for all three affected products:
    • FDK1261 – Non-Latex Re-Usable CTG Belts with Buttons.
  • See our Downloads section to access the product listing for further information on the affected product codes and alternative.
  • The supply issue is anticipated to be resolved by 31 December 2022; however, this is a fluid situation and can change quite quickly (both in terms of improvement and deterioration).
  • We will update the ICN when we have further information.

 

Change:

  • We have been informed of a supply issue with Abdominal Belts.
  • The three product codes affected are:
    • FJM005 – Disposable belt elastic latex free with buttons pink and blue belts 50 pairs
    • FJM025 – Disposable elastic latex free with buttons pink and blue belts 1.5m long
    • FJM027 – Disposable elastic latex free with buttons.
  • The supply issue is due to the suppliers having issues securing raw materials due to global component shortages.

Impact:      

  • The affected codes are currently unavailable to order.
  • A potential indirect alternative product is available to order through our online catalogue for all three affected products:
    • FDK1261 – Non-Latex Re-Usable CTG Belts with Buttons.
  • See our Downloads section to access the product listing for further information on the affected product codes.
  • There are no anticipated Clinical or Patient Safety impacts as a result of this supply issue.
  • The supply issue is anticipated to be resolved by the end of this calendar year, however this is a fluid situation and can change quite quickly (both in terms of improvement and deterioration).
  • We will update the ICN when we have further information.

Next Steps:       

  • Customers are advised to log into our website to review the potential indirect alternative product taking into consideration cost and compatibility.
  • If you have any further questions, please contact your local NHS Supply Chain 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 ▼

  • 1855 Abdominal Belts Product Listing with Alternatives 30 November 2022

    An Excel file showing the product listing with alternatives for ICN 1855.
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