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Supply Issues Smiths Medical International Syringes and Needles Additional Products (ICN 1492)

Important Customer Notice Update

Ref: 2021/1492 ICN Number: 1492
  • There are currently two product codes within this ICN that are subject to intermittent supply:
    • FSQ682 – Catheter Fixation Device 16G/17G
    • FSQ685 – Catheter Fixation Device 18G.
  • FYP089 is now covered by ICN 1761.
  • Potential indirect alternative products are available to order through our online catalogue.
  • Please see our Downloads ▼ section to refer to the product listing for further information on the affected product codes.
  • The supply issue is now anticipated to be resolved by the end of October 2022.
  • The supplier Smiths Medical International Ltd has informed us that an additional product code has been affected by this issue:
    • FSQ685 – Catheter Fixation Device
  • Potential indirect alternative products are available to order through our online catalogue.
  • Please see our Downloads ▼ section below for the product listing for further information on the affected product code.
  • The supply issue is now anticipated to be resolved by the end of August 2022.
  • Further to the advice issued directly to customers from NHS England and Improvement, please see our Useful Links section for clinical guidance issued from the Royal College of Anaesthetists.
  • The Royal College of Anaesthetists, Association of Anaesthetists, Obstetric Anaesthetists’ Association and Regional Anaesthesia-UK have issued clinical information to support clinical colleagues in mitigating the impact of this disruption and to reduce wastage.
  • The supply issue is anticipated to be resolved by the end of May 2022.
  • The supply issue is anticipated to be resolved by the end of April 2022.
  • The supplier Smiths Medical International Ltd has informed us that the supply issue with a number of its Epidural Kits and a Catheter Fixation Device is still ongoing.
  • The affected codes are currently subject to intermittent supply.
  • Potential indirect alternative products are available to order through our online catalogue.
  • See our Downloads section to to refer to the product listing below for further information on the affected products and potential alternative product codes.
  • The supply issue is anticipated to be resolved by the end of March 2022.
  • If you have any further questions, please contact your local NHS Supply Chain Customer Relationship Manager or 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.

Change:

  • The supplier Smiths Medical International Ltd has informed us of a supply issue with a number of its Epidural Kits and a Catheter Fixation Device.
  • The five product codes affected are:
    FYP010 – Epidural Kit
    FYP068 – Spinal Kit
    FYP089 – Catheter Epidural and Spinal Kit
    FYP103 – Epidural Kit
    FSQ682 – Catheter Fixation Device
  • The supply issue is due to raw material supplier delays and supplier delays.

Impact:

  • The affected codes are currently subject to intermittent supply.
  • Potential indirect alternative products are available to order through our online catalogue.
  • See our Downloads section to refer to the product listing below for further information on the affected products and potential alternative product codes.
  • The supply issue is anticipated to be resolved in March 2022.

Next Steps:

  • Customers are advised to log into our website to view the potential indirect alternative products.
  • If you have any further questions, please contact your local NHS Supply Chain Customer Relationship Manager or 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 ▼

  • 1492 Smiths Medical Product Listing with Alternatives 21 September 2022

    An Excel file detailing the affected product codes for ICN 1492.
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