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Supply Issues Teleflex Medical (RUSCH & PILLING WECK) Self-Retaining Catheter (foley) Products FST698 and FSS915 (ICN 2271)

Important Customer Notice Supply Issues

Ref: 2023/2271 ICN Number: 2271


  • 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.


  • 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 13 September 2023

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