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Supply Issues Vygon UK Limited Needlefree Connectors FSW131 and FSW132 (ICN 2203)

Important Customer Notice Resolved

Ref: 2023/2203 ICN Number: 2203
  • The supply issue with Needlefree Connectors from Vygon UK Limited has now been resolved.
  • FSW131 and FSW132 are now available to order from our online catalogue.
  • This ICN is now closed
  • The supply issue with Needlefree Connectors from Vygon UK Limited is continuing.
  • FSW131 remains suspended and unavailable to order.
  • FSW132 is now suspended and unavailable to order.
  • Two product codes remain 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 codes and potential alternatives and to review our Information for Clinical Choice (ICC) document on Needle Free Connection Systems for potential alternatives which is advised.
  • Please be aware some of the indirect alternatives offered in the product listing have negative displacement, however, the original product codes have neutral displacement.
  • The supply issue is now expected to be resolved by 31 January 2024.
  • The supply issue of Needle Free Connectors from Vygon UK Limited is improving.
  • FSW141 is now available to order from our online catalogue.
  • FSW131 is currently suspended and unavailable to order.
  • FSW132 is subject to intermittent supply.
  • Two 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 codes and potential alternatives and to review our Information for Clinical Choice (ICC) document on Needle Free Connection Systems for potential alternatives which is advised.
  • Please be aware some of the indirect alternatives offered in the product listing have negative displacement, however, the original product codes have neutral displacement.
  • The supply issue is now anticipated to be resolved by 12 January 2024.
  • The supply issue with Vygon UK Limited Needle Free products is ongoing.
  • Six associated products have been removed from demand management and are available to order as normal – FSW164, FSW684, FSW311, FSW686, FSW280 and FSW323.
  • Three product codes are affected in total:
    • FSW131 – Needle free connector ​/​ valve
    • FSW132 – Needle free connector ​/​ valve
    • FSW141 – Needle free connector ​/​ valve.
  • The three impacted codes are available to order through NHS Supply Chain. However, trusts are allocated a maximum daily quantity or “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.
  • 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.
  • Indirect alternatives from Vygon UK Limited have been added to the product listing to support the disruption.
  • See our Downloads ▼ section to access the product listing for further information on the affected product code and potential alternatives.
  • Please be aware some of the indirect alternatives offered in the product listing are with Negative displacement, however, the original codes have Neutral displacement.
  • Customers are also advised to review our Information for Clinical Choice (ICC) document on Needle Free Connection Systems for potential alternatives. See our Downloads ▼ section to access this document.
  • Customers are advised to log into our website to view the product codes currently subject to Protect Demand Management.
  • The supply issue is expected to be resolved by 15 September 2023.

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 Vygon UK Limited has informed us of a supply issue with 3 of its Needle Free products.
  • There are three product codes affected:
    • FSW131 – Needle free connector ​/​ valve
    • FSW132 – Needle free connector ​/​ valve
    • FSW141 – Needle free connector ​/​ valve.
  • The supply issue is due to supplier manufacturing issues as the supplier is having intermittent delays in production.
  • Due to this ongoing supply issue these products are now being threshold managed as it is subject to Protect Demand Management.

Impact:          

  • FSW131, FSW132 and FSW141 are available to order through NHS Supply Chain. However, trusts are allocated a maximum daily quantity or “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.
  • Customers are also advised to review our Information for Clinical Choice (ICC) document on Needle Free Connection Systems for potential alternatives. See our Downloads ▼ section to access this document.
  • See our Downloads ▼ section to access the product listing for further information on the affected product codes and potential indirect alternatives.
  • Please be aware some of the indirect alternatives offered in the product listing are with Negative displacement, however, the original codes have Neutral displacement.
  • The supply issue is expected to be resolved by 31 August 2023.
  • Six associated products could also become demand managed due to the impact of the three codes above – FSW164, FSW684, FSW311, FSW686, FSW280 and FSW323.

Next Steps:              

  • Customers are advised to log into our website to view the potential indirect alternative products.
  • Customers are advised to log into our website to view the product codes currently subject to Protect Demand Management.
  • The continuing supply issue is being monitored in conjunction with the supplier and we will continue to monitor the stock situation to minimise further disruption and update this ICN with the latest information as it becomes available.
  • The Information for Clinical Choice document has been attached to this ICN for further guidance and to support clinical selection.
  • 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 ▼

  • 2203 Vygon Product Listing with Alternatives 5 December 2023

    An Excel file showing the product listing with alternatives for ICN 2203.
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  • 2203 Information for Clinical Choice for Needle Free Connection Systems 8 August 2023

    A PDF showing the information for clinical choice for Needle Free Connection Systems.