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Supply Issues Various Suppliers Blood Collection Set Safety Products (ICN 1899)

Important Customer Notice Update

Ref: 2022/1899 ICN Number: 1899
  • The supply issue with Blood Collection Set Safety Products is ongoing.
  • A further seven product codes are now affected;
    • KFK593 – Blood Collection Set Safety 23G – Safety Blood Collection Set Blue 23G x 30cm with Luer Adaptor
    • KFK324 – Blood Collection Set Safety 21G – green needle 7 tube and luer adaptor push button type
    • KFK056 – Blood Collection Set Safety 21G – green needle 30cm tube with safety lock and luer adaptor
    • KFK254 – Blood Collection Set Safety 23G – blue needle 18cm tube with safety lock and leur adaptor
    • KFK058 – Blood Collection Set Safety 23G – light blue needle 30cm tube with safety lock and luer adaptor
    • KFK366 – Blood Collection Set Safety 23G – Push Button type blue needle 30cm tube and luer adaptor push button type
    • KFK363 – Blood Collection Set Safety 21G – green needle 30cm tube and luer adaptor push button type.
  • There are now a total of 27 affected product codes.
  • Five product codes are available to order however, are subject to intermittent supply;
    • KFK254 – Blood Collection Set Safety 23G – blue needle 18cm tube with safety lock and leur adaptor
    • KFK571 – Blood Collection Set Safety 25G – Short term infusion 19cm tubing Non-Returnable
    • KFK1285 – Blood Collection Set Safety 23G – Infusion device without multi sample luer with 12inch extension
    • KFK1290 – Blood Collection Set Safety 21G – Infusion device without multi sample luer with 12inch extension
    • KFK366 – Blood Collection Set Safety 23G – Push Button type blue needle 30cm tube and luer adaptor push button type.
  • 11 Products are currently suspended and unavailable to order;
    • KFK593 – Blood Collection Set Safety 23G – Safety Blood Collection Set Blue 23G x 30cm with Luer Adaptor
    • KFK324 – Blood Collection Set Safety 21G – green needle 7 tube and luer adaptor push button type
    • KFK528 – Blood Collection Set Safety 21G – Holders and adaptors for blood collection 3/4 green with 6 tubing and male luer Non-Returnable
    • KFK789 – Blood Collection Set Safety 21G – 3/4inch Length with Green Hub 6inch / 15cm Tubing
    • KFK1010 – Blood Collection Set Safety 23G – needle without holder blue 80mm tube with needle protector
    • KFK1283 – Blood Collection Set Safety 23G – Multi-Sample Luer and 7inch extension
    • KFK821 – Blood Collection Set Safety 23G – Light blue needle 305mm tubing and luer adapter ultra touch push button type
    • KFK024 – Blood Collection Set Safety 23G – blue needle 19cm tube without luer adaptor
    • KFK780 – Blood Collection Set Safety 21G – Green needle 305mm tubing and luer adapter ultra touch push button type
    • KFK058 – Blood Collection Set Safety 23G – light blue needle 30cm tube with safety lock and luer adaptor
    • KFK363 – Blood Collection Set Safety 21G – green needle 30cm tube and luer adaptor push button type.
  • Seven product codes are now delisted and unavailable to order;
    • KFK529 – Blood Collection Set Safety 21G – 3/4 green with 12 tubing and male luer
    • KFK530 – Blood Collection Set Safety 23G – 3/4 blue with 6 tubing and male luer
    • KFK531 – Blood Collection Set Safety 23G – 3/4 blue with 12 tubing and male luer
    • KFK790 – Blood Collection Set Safety 23G – 3/4inch Length with Blue Hub 6inch / 15cm Tubing
    • KFK532 – Blood Collection Set Safety 25G – 3/4 orange with 6 tubing and male luer
    • KFK788 – Blood Collection Set Safety 25G – 3/4inch Length with Orange Hub 12inch / 30cm Tubing
    • KFK791 – Blood Collection Set Safety 25G – 3/4inch Length with Orange Hub 6inch / 15cm Tubing Non-Returnable.
  • Due to this ongoing supply issue four product codes are now being threshold managed and subject to Protect Demand Management. The product codes are available to order through NHS Supply Chain. However, trusts are allocated a maximum daily quantity aka “threshold” to ensure fair supply of available stock across the NHS.
    • KFK056 – Blood Collection Set Safety 21G – green needle 30cm tube with safety lock and luer adaptor
    • KFK824 – Blood Collection Set Safety 21G – Green needle 178mm tubing and luer adapter ultratouch push button type
    • KFK510 – Blood Collection Set Safety 21G – infusion set green needle x 19cm tube
    • KFK822 – Blood Collection Set Safety 23G – Light blue needle 178mm tubing and luer adapter ultra touch push button type.
  • See our Downloads section for a full list of product codes subject to Protect Demand Management, product listing with potential alternatives and delisted products with potential alternatives.
  • The supply issue is anticipated to be resolved by 20 February 2023.
  • We have been informed of an update to the supply issue with Blood Collection Set Safety Products.
  • A further seven product codes are now affected.
  • There are now a total of 20 affected product codes.
  • 16 product codes are currently suspended.
  • KFK1285 and KFK1290 are currently available to order, however, stock is limited and once depleted, these products will be suspended.
  • KFK780 and KFK822 are being threshold managed and are subject to Protect Demand Management. The product codes remain available to order through NHS Supply Chain. However, trusts are allocated a maximum daily quantity “threshold” to ensure fair supply of available stock across the NHS.
  • If ordering KFK254 as an alternative to KFK822 please note KFK254 is being threshold managed and is subject to Protect Demand Management. The product code remain available to order through NHS Supply Chain. However, trusts are allocated a maximum daily quantity “threshold” to ensure fair supply of available stock across the NHS.
  • See our Downloads section for a full list of product codes subject to Protect Demand Management and to access the product listing for further information on the affected product codes and potential alternatives.
  • If you have any further questions, please contact your local NHS Supply Chain Customer Services Advisor.
  • We will update this ICN when we have further information.

Change:

  • We have been informed of a supply issue with Blood Collection Set Safety Products.
  • There are 17 product codes affected.
  • The supply issue is due to increased global demand and manufacturing delays.

Impact:          

  • The affected product codes are currently unavailable to order.
  • Potential indirect alternative products are available to order through our online catalogue.
  • 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 31 December 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 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 ▼

  • 1899 Blood Collection Product Listing and Delisted with Alternatives 31 January 2023

    An Excel file showing the product listing and delisted products with alternatives for ICN 1899.
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  • Control and Protect Demand Managed Products Matrix

    An Excel file detailing the products currently subject to Control and Protect Demand Management. This is updated weekly
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