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Supply Issues Vygon UK Ltd Central Venous Catheter FSU144 FSU145 and FSU454 (ICN 1927)

Important Customer Notice Update

Ref: 2022/1927 ICN Number: 1927

 

  • The supplier Vygon UK Ltd has informed us that the supply issue with its Central Venous Catheter products is still ongoing.
  • Two additional codes are now also subject to intermittent supply:
    • FSU145 – Catheter central venous five lumen blister tray
    • FSU454 – Catheter central venous five lumen blister tray.
  • There are now three product codes affected in total.
  • 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 27 January 2023.
  • The supplier Vygon UK Ltd has informed us of a product update to its Central Venous Catheter products
  • There are now three product codes affected and currently unavailable to order:
    • FSU144 remains unavailable to order.
    • FSU145 is now being threshold managed as it is subject to Protect Demand Management and will remain available to order through NHS Supply Chain. However, trusts are allocated a maximum daily quantity to ensure fair supply of available stock across the NHS.
    • FSU454 is now subject to intermittent supply.
  • See our Downloads ▼ section to access the product listing for further information on the affected product codes and potential indirect alternatives.
  • The supply issue is anticipated to be resolved by 7 January 2023.

Change:

  • The supplier Vygon UK Ltd has informed us of a supply issue with its Central Venous Catheter product:
    • FSU144 – Catheter central venous five lumen blister tray 14/16/18/18/18g with 5 latex free injection membrane needles syringe cannula 18g mosquito 5ml syringe no11 scalpel Antimicrobial 9.5fg 16cm.
  • The supply issue is due to component shortages.

Impact:          

  • FSU144 is currently unavailable to order.
  • Two potential indirect alternative product codes are available to order through our online catalogue:
    • FSU145 – Catheter central venous five lumen blister tray 14/16/18/18/18g with 5 latex free injection membrane cannula 18g mosquito 5ml syringe no11 scalpel antimicrobial 9.5fg 20cm.
    • FSU454 – Catheter central venous five lumen blister tray 14/16/18/18/18g with 5 latex free injection membrane cannula 18g mosquito 5ml syringe No 11 scalpel.
  • See our Downloads Section to access the product listing for further information on the affected product code and potential alternatives.
  • The supply issue is anticipated to be resolved by 16 January 2023.

Next Steps:              

  • Customers are advised to log into our website to view the potential indirect alternative product.
  • 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 ▼

  • 1927 Product Listing with Alternatives 16 January 2023

    An Excel file showing the product listing with alternatives for ICN 1927.
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