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Lyall Willis Tongue Depressor FFE1264 - Supply Issue


ICN number:118

  • Date:03/07/2017
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  • Further to ICN Ref: 102, published on 31 May, Lyall Willis has now informed us of further shipping delays to product FFE1264 (disposable wooden tongue depressor).
  • This product is temporarily suspended until normal supply resumes.
  • It is anticipated that the product will be back in stock on approximately 31 July.
  • A direct alternative product, FFE1530, has now been introduced and is available to order through our online catalogue.


  • FFE1264 (disposable wooden tongue depressor) is temporarily suspended and orders cannot be raised.
  • An alternative FFE1530 (wooden tongue depressor) has now been introduced and is available to order via our stock route from Monday 3 July.
  • FFE1530 has a higher price at £0.88 for a pack of 100 against £0.52 per 100 for FFE1264.

Next Steps:

  • Customers are advised to consider purchasing FFE1530 until normal supply of the suspended code is resumed.
  • If you have any further questions, please contact your local NHS Supply Chain Account Manager or Customer Services Advisor.



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