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Supply Issues Teleflex Medical (RUSCH & PILLING WECK) Self-Retaining Catheter (foley) Products FUW068 (ICN 2271)

Important Customer Notice Resolved

Ref: 2023/2271 ICN Number: 2271
  • The supply issue of Self-Retaining Catheter (foley) Products from Teleflex Medical (RUSCH & PILLING WECK) has now been resolved.
  • FUW068 is now available to order through our online catalogue.
  • This ICN is now closed.
  • The supply issue with Self-Retaining Catheter (foley) products from Teleflex Medical has improved.
  • FST698 and FSS956 are now available to order through our online catalogue.
  • One product code remains affected in total:
    • FUW068 – Urine Post-Operative Bag.
  • The affected product code remains suspended and unavailable to order.
  • Potential indirect alternative products are available to order through our online catalogue for the affected product. 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 code and potential alternative.
  • We will continue to review the stock to minimise further disruption and will update this ICN as soon as we have further information.
  • The supply issue is now anticipated to be resolved by 2 February 2024.
  • The supply issue with Self-Retaining Catheter (foley) products from Teleflex Medical is continuing.
  • One further product code is now suspended and unavailable to order:
    • FSS956 – Self-retaining catheter (foley) 2-way Ptfe Coated Latex.
  • Two of the affected product codes are suspended and unavailable to order:
    • FUW068 and FSS956.
  • One affected product code is subject to intermittent supply.
    • FST698.
  • Three product codes are affected in total.
  • 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 code and potential alternatives.
  • We will continue to review the stock to minimise further disruption. We will update this ICN as soon as we have further information.
  • The supply issue is anticipated to be resolved by 12 January 2024.
  • The supply issue with Self-Retaining Catheter (foley) products from Teleflex Medical is continuing.
  • One further product code is now suspended and unavailable to order:
    • FUW068.
  • Two product codes are affected in total:
    • FST698 and FUW068.
  • The affected product codes remain suspended and 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 code and potential alternatives.
  • We will continue to review the stock to minimise further disruption and we will update this ICN as soon as we have further information.
  • The supply issue is anticipated to be resolved by 27 December 2023.
    • The supply issue with Self-Retaining Catheter (foley) products from Teleflex Medical has improved.
  • One product code is now available to order through our online catalogue:
    • FSS915.
  • FST698 remains suspended and unavailable to order.
  • One product code remains affected in total.
  • Potential indirect alternative products are available to order through our online catalogue for the affected product. 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 code and potential alternatives.
  • We will continue to review the stock to minimise further disruption and will update this ICN as soon as we have further information.
  • The supply issue is now anticipated to be resolved by 12 December 2023.

Change:

  • The supplier Teleflex Medical (RUSCH & PILLING WECK) has informed us of a supply issue with their Self-retaining catheter (foley) Products.
  • Two product codes are affected:
    • FST698 – Self-retaining catheter (foley) 2-way Silicone
    • FSS915 – Self-retaining catheter (foley) 3-way PVC.
  • The supply issue is due to supplier manufacturing issues.

Impact:

  • The affected codes are currently suspended and 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.
  • 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 30 September 2023.

Next Steps:                   

  • Customers are advised to log into our website to view the potential indirect alternative products.
  • The key differences between alternatives are shown in the table:
Indirect Alternatives for FST698 Differences
FUQ103 No key difference
FSS1121 Has prefilled Glycerine syringe
Indirect Alternatives for FSS915 Differences
FSS1283 Size is smaller
FSS1286 Tip is different
FSS907 Tip is different
  • No training is needed on the 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. We will 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 ▼

  • 2271 Teleflex Medical Product Listing with Alternatives 11 January 2024

    An Excel file showing the product listing with alternatives for ICN 2271.
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