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Medtronic Limited Diathermy Pencils

Ref:2019/546

ICN number:546

  • Date:06/02/2019
  • Product area:Ward Based Consumables |

Update: 06/02/2019

  • The supplier Medtronic Limited has informed us that this supply issue is now resolved.
  • The three previously affected products are now available to order.

Previous Update: 12/12/2018

Change:

  • The supplier Medtronic Limited has informed us of a temporary supply issue with three of its diathermy pencils.
  • The three product codes affected are:
    FDJ1706 - Diathermy Pencil Disposable Button, switch 4.5m cable 3 pin plug, complete with standard blade electrode.
    FDJ1977 - Diathermy smoke evacuation pencil disposable, Handswitching pencil with cradle and tubing, and standard coated blade.
    FDJ272 - Diathermy smoke evacuation pencil disposable, Disposable prefilter for use with the OptiMumm smoke evacuator.
  • The supply issue is due delayed manufacturing and sterilisation of these products.

Impact:

  • The three affected codes are currently unavailable to order.
  • For FDJ1706, a potential indirect alternative product is available to order through our online catalogue:
    FDJ1705 - Diathermy Pencil Disposable Button, switch 3m cable 3 pin plug, complete with standard blade electrode.
  • Unfortunately, there is no alternative available for FDJ1977 and FDJ272.
  • Please refer to the product listing below for further information on the affected product codes.
  • The supply issue is anticipated to be resolved by 31 January 2019.

Next Steps:

  • Customers are advised to log in to our website to view the affected products and product listing.
  • If you have any further questions, please contact your local NHS Supply Chain Account Manager or Customer Service 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.

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