Supply Issues Unisurge Plastic Medicine Pots FTP000, FTP096 and FTD090 (ICN 1542)

Important Customer Notice Update

Ref: 2022/1542 ICN Number: 1542
  • The original anticipated resolution date of April 22 has been impacted due to these problems continuing.
  • The manufacturing issues have recently been resolved and we are now awaiting stock to be delivered into the UK which is why the anticipated resolution date has been pushed out to the end of June 2022.
  • A further product code is now affected by the supply issue:
    FTD090 – Gallipot polypropylene 60ml clear with graduations disposable.
  • Please note that this code is currently available whilst stocks last, once the stock has depleted, the product will be unavailable to order.
  • Unfortunately, there is no alternative product code available.
  • The supply issue is anticipated to be resolved by 30 April 2022.
  • Please see our Downloads ▼ section to refer to the product listing for further information on the affected product codes.
  • If you have any further questions, please contact your local NHS Supply Chain Customer Relationship Manager or Customer Services Advisor.
  • The supplier Unisurge has informed us that the supply issue with its Plastic Medicine Pots is still ongoing.
  • Potential indirect alternative products are available to order through our online catalogue:
    FTP150 – Paper Medicine Pot Waxed Paper 28ml capacity.
  • Please note that this alternative product code can be used as an alternative for both affected product codes.
  • Please see our Downloads ▼ section to refer to the product listing below for further information on the affected product codes.
  • The supply issue is anticipated to be resolved by 1 April 2022.
  • 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.

Change:

  • The supplier Unisurge has informed us of a supply issue with its Plastic Medicine Pots.
  • The two product codes affected are:
    FTP000 – Medicine pot plastic 30ml graduated
    FTP096 – Medicine pot plastic 60ml clear with graduations single use.
  • The supply issue is due to a delay in shipments of the product into the UK from the supplier.

Impact:

  • FTP000 is currently unavailable to order through our online catalogue.
  • FTP096 is available whilst stocks last but once the stock has depleted the product will be unavailable to order also.
  • Potential indirect alternative products are available to order through our online catalogue:
    FTP150 – Paper medicine pot Waxed Paper 28ml capacity.
  • Please note that this alternative product code can be used as an alternative for both affected product codes.
  • Please see our Downloads ▼ section to refer to the product listing for further information on the affected product codes.
  • The supply issue is anticipated to be resolved by the end of February 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 ▼

  • 1542 Unisurge Product Listing with Alternatives

    An Excel file detailing the affected product codes for ICN 1542.
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