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Supply Issues Multiple Suppliers Blunt Fill Drawing Up Device Multiple Products (ICN 1319)

Important Customer Notice Resolved

Ref: 2021/1319 ICN Number: 1319
  • The supply issue with Blunt Fill Drawing Up Devices has been resolved.
  • All previously affected products are now available to order through our online catalogue.
  • 12 of the previously affected products are now back in stock and available to order.
  • FTR2957 remains suspended.
  • FTR3446 is being delisted from our online catalogue and will be no longer available to order.
  • If you have any further questions, please contact your local NHS Supply Chain Customer Services Advisor.
  • The supply issues are still ongoing.
  • The anticipated resolution date unfortunately is now unknown.
  • The anticipated resolution date is now June 2022.
  • Due to the ongoing issues two product codes have been delisted from our online catalogue and will be no longer available to order:
    FTR3246 – Safety Needle Blunt Fill Drawing Up 18G x 38mm (1.5 inch)
    FTR3247  – Safety Needle Blunt Fill Drawing Up With Filter 18G x 38mm (1.5 inch) with 5 micron filter.
  • Potential direct and indirect alternative products are available to order through our online catalogue, please see our Downloads ▼ section to refer to the product listing for further information on the affected product code.
  • Currently the Safety Needle Blunt Fill Drawing Up With Filter is experiencing supply issues to a greater extent than without a filter product and therefore we need to protect the supply of this to make sure this is only being purchased when required.
  • When a Safety Needle Blunt Fill Drawing Up With Filter is not clinically required customers are advised to purchase the Safety Needle Blunt Fill Drawing Up.
  • We anticipate this to be resolved by April 2022.
  • To maintain continuity of supply, demand will be monitored.
  • Customers are reminded to follow the usual ordering process, contacting NHS Supply Chain’s Customer Service Advisors for queries on supply. If you have any further questions, please contact your local NHS Supply Chain Customer Relationship Manager or Customer Services Advisor.
  • The supply issues are still ongoing.
  • We anticipate this to be resolved now by April 2022.
  • Potential direct and indirect alternative products are available to order through our online catalogue, please see our Downloads ▼ section to refer to the product listing for further information on the affected product code.
  • Please note, alternatives have been mapped based on availability/stock levels.
  • To maintain continuity of supply, demand will be monitored.
  • Customers are reminded to follow the usual ordering process, contacting NHS Supply Chain’s Customer Service Advisors for queries on supply. If you have any further questions, please contact your local NHS Supply Chain Customer Relationship Manager or Customer Services Advisor.
  • The supply issues are still ongoing and is now affecting multiple suppliers.
  • An additional 14 product codes are now affected by the supply issue.
  • Potential direct and indirect alternative products are available to order through our online catalogue, please see our Downloads ▼ section to refer to the product listing for further information on the affected product code.
  • Unfortunately, the anticipated resolution date is unknown at present, however, we will update the ICN once we have further information.
  • To maintain continuity of supply, demand will be monitored.
  • Customers are reminded to follow the usual ordering process, contacting NHS Supply Chain’s Customer Service Advisors for queries on supply. If you have any further questions, please contact your local NHS Supply Chain Customer Relationship Manager or Customer Services Advisor.
  • Direct alternatives have now been set up against the affected product codes.
  • Please note product codes FTR1769 and FTR1770 which were loaded as indirect alternatives have now been delisted from our catalogue.
  • These two product codes are being delisted as they were available while stocks last, after a framework ended.
  • Please see our Downloads ▼ section to refer to the product listing for further information on the affected product code and new direct alternative product codes.
  • Unfortunately, the anticipated resolution date is unknown at present, however, we will update the ICN once we have further information.
  • To maintain continuity of supply demand will be monitored.
  • Customers are reminded to follow the usual ordering process, contacting NHS Supply Chain’s Customer Service Advisors for queries on supply.
  • If you have any further questions, please contact your local NHS Supply Chain Customer Relationship Manager or Customer Services Advisor.
  • The supplier Vygon UK Ltd has informed us that the temporary supply issue with its Blunt Fill Drawing Up Device, is still ongoing.
  • Unfortunately, the alternatives FTR1769 and FTR1770 are only available whilst stocks last, once these have been depleted these will be delisted. (Please see our Useful Links section to view ICN 1435 for further details).
  • The supplier Vygon UK Ltd has informed us that the temporary supply issue with its Blunt Fill Drawing Up Device, is still ongoing.
  • An additional product code is now also affected:
    FTR1923 – Safety Needle Blunt Fill Drawing Up With Filter 18G x 40mm (1.5 inch) 5 micron.
  • Potential indirect alternative products are available to order through our online catalogue, However, please note that product code FTR1769 has a short shelf life and needs to be used by early 2022.
  • Customers are advised to check the shelf life of FTR1769 and FTR1770 if ordered to ensure they are used prior to expiry date.
  • Please see our Downloads ▼ section to refer to the product listing for further information on the affected product code.
  • Unfortunately, the anticipated resolution date is unknown at present, however, we will update the ICN once we have further information.
  • To maintain continuity of supply demand will be monitored.
  • Customers are reminded to follow the usual ordering process, contacting NHS Supply Chain’s Customer Service Advisors for queries on supply. If you have any further questions, please contact your local NHS Supply Chain Customer Relationship Manager or Customer Services Advisor.
  • The supplier Vygon UK Ltd has informed us that the temporary supply issue with its Blunt Fill Drawing Up Device, FTR1922 is still ongoing
  • The original alternative products have been replaced to ensure resilience across the supply chain.
  • A new potential indirect alternative product code is now available to order through our online catalogue:
    FTR1770 – Safety Needle Blunt Fill Drawing Up 18G x 38mm (1.5 inch).
  • However, please note that product code FTR1770 has a short shelf life and needs to be utilised early 2022.
  • Please see our Downloads ▼ section to refer to the product listing for further information on the affected product code.
  • Unfortunately, the anticipated resolution date is unknown at present, however, we will update the ICN once we have further information.
  • To maintain continuity of supply demand will be monitored.
  • Customers are reminded to follow the usual ordering process, contacting NHS Supply Chain’s Customer Service Advisors for queries on supply. 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 Vygon UK Ltd has informed us of a temporary supply issue with its Blunt Fill Drawing Up Device, FTR1922.
  • The supply issue is due to manufacturing constraints due to an increase in global demand as a result of the COVID-19 vaccination.

Impact:      

  • FTR1922 is currently unavailable to order.
  • Potential indirect alternative products are available to order through our online catalogue:
    FTR1988 – Safety Needle Blunt Fill Drawing Up 18G x 40mm (1.5inch) Red Hub Sterile
  • FTR1923 – Safety Needle Blunt Fill Drawing Up With Filter 18G x 40mm (1.5 inch) 5 micron
    FTR2448 – Safety Needle Blunt Fill Drawing Up With Filter 18G x 38mm (1.5 inch) 5 micron filter.
  • Please see our Downloads ▼ section to refer to the product listing for further information on the affected product code.
  • The supply issue is anticipated to be resolved by September 2021.

Next Steps:       

  • Customers are advised to continue to order the alternatives according to their current ordering patterns.
  • If customers wish to utilise a Blunt Fill Drawing Up Device with Filter as the alternative product, please see our Downloads ▼ section to view the table to determine which code is available to purchase.
  • 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 ▼

  • 1319 Product Listing with Alternatives

    An Excel file detailing the affected product codes for ICN 1319.
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  • 1319 Delisted Products with Alternatives

    An Excel file detailing the delisted product codes for ICN 1319.
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