Williams Medical Supplies PLC Various Codes Supply Issue (ICN 1299)

Important Customer Notice Update

Ref: 2021/1299 ICN Number: 1299
  • We have now sourced an indirect alternative product code for FGR473.
  • The indirect alternative product code is:
    FGR973 – Vaginal Speculum 1 x sidewall Retractor sterile with 20 x Medium-Long M479 Specula.
  • Please see our Downloads ▼ section to refer to the product listing for further information on the affected product codes and the potential alternatives.
  • The supply issue is anticipated to be resolved by 13 September 2021.
  • 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.

  • The supplier Williams Medical Supplies PLC has informed us that seven of the previously affected product codes are now available to order.
  • Four product codes remain affected:
    FFY059 – Amniotic Hook Sterile Curved
    FGR879 – Amniotic Hook Sterile Straight
  • FGR901 – Midwifery/district nurse bag griffiths canvas bag
  • FGR473 – Vaginal speculum sidewall retraction medium long with nut and runner breakable sterile with sheath.
  • Potential indirect alternative product codes are available for three of the affected product codes.
  • Unfortunately, there is no suitable alternative product code for FGR473 therefore we advise customers to seek advice from their clinical team to see what they deem as suitable to use.
  • Please see our Downloads ▼ section to refer to the product listing for further information on the affected product codes and the potential alternatives.
  • The supply issue is anticipated to be resolved by 13 September 2021.
  • 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 Williams Medical Supplies PLC has informed us of a temporary supply issue with a number of its product codes.
  • There are 11 product codes affected.
  • The supply issue is due to a delay in the Medical Devices Regulations (MDR) classification certification.

Impact:    

  • The 11 affected product codes are currently unavailable to order.
  • Potential indirect alternative products are available to order for 7 of the affected product codes.
  • For the product codes without alternative product codes we advise customers to seek advice from their clinical team to see what they deem as suitable to use.
  • Please see our Downloads ▼ section to refer to the product listing for further information on the affected product codes and the potential alternatives.
  • The supply issue is anticipated to be resolved by 13 September 2021.

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 ▼

  • 1299 Williams Medical Product Listing with Alternatives

    An Excel file detailing the affected product codes for ICN 1299.

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