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Accrington Surgical Instruments

Ref:2018/256

ICN number:256

  • Date:10/09/2018
  • Product area:Sterile Intervention Equipment |

Update: 10/09/2018

Change:

  • Unfortunately, the supplier Accrington Surgical has informed us that they are still experiencing a supply issue to a number of its single use surgical instruments.
  • The supply issue remains due to constraints on production capacity, caused by excess demand for the products.
  • There are 15 product codes which remain affected.

Impact:
  • The remaining 15 affected product codes are unavailable to order.
  • For 13 product codes potential indirect alternatives are available through our online catalogue.
  • Unfortunately there are no alternative product codes available for the following two affected surgical instruments:
    FFQ4091 – Forceps Sterile Single Use, Spencer Walls Artery Curved 23cm
    FFQ4181 – Surgical Instrument Accessories Sterile Single Use, Dental Syringe Aspirator 2.2ml.
  • Please refer to the product listing below for information on the affected product codes and indirect alternative product codes.
  • The supply issue is anticipated to be resolved by 15 October 2018.

Next Steps:

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

Whilst we have consulted our clinical team, please note that due to the clinical nature of these alternative products we do advise you to consult your own clinical experts to ensure suitability for your organisations use of these products.

Previous Update: 05/07/2018

Change:

  • The supplier Accrington Surgical Instrument has informed us that they are experiencing a supply issue to a number of their single use surgical instruments.
  • This supply issue has returned due to constraints on production capacity, caused by excess demand for the products.

Impact:

  • The affected 15 product codes are unavailable to order through the online catalogue.
  • Potential indirect alternatives are available to order through our online catalogue.
  • Please refer to the product listing below for information on the product codes affected and the indirect alternative products.
  • The supply issue is anticipated to be resolved by the end of August 2018.

Next Steps:

  • Customers are advised to log onto our website to view the indirect alternative products.
  • We will keep customers updated as the products become available to order through our online catalogue.
  • If you have any further questions, please contact your local NHS Supply Chain Account Manager or Customer Service Advisor.

Previous Update: 16/04/2018

This temporary supply issue is resolved and the products are available to order.

Previous Update: 12/03/2018

Four of the previously affected products are now available to order:

  • FFQ4175
  • FFQ3515
  • FFQ3505
  • FFQ3520

The remaining products are expected to become available for customers to order in the week commencing 8 April 2018.

Previous Update: 22/01/2018

Change:

  • We are experiencing temporary supply issues with several single use surgical instruments supplied by Accrington Surgical Instrument Suppliers.
  • Supply is expected to be disrupted for 4-6 weeks.

Impact:

  • All trusts purchasing the affected products from Accrington Surgical will be affected.
  • Potential alternative products are available to order through our online catalogue.

Next Steps:

  • Customers are advised to log on to our website to view the potential alternatives.
  • If you have any further questions, please contact your local NHS Supply Chain Account Manager or Customer Service Advisor.

Whilst we have consulted our clinical team, please note that due to the clinical nature of these alternative products we do advise you to consult your own clinical experts to ensure suitability for your organisations’ use of these products.

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