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Smiths Medical International Gripper Needles

Ref:2019/480

ICN number:480

  • Date:08/02/2019
  • Product area:Ward Based Consumables |

Update: 08/02/2019

  • The supplier Smiths Medical International has informed us that the temporary supply issue with two of its Gripper Needles is now resolved.
  • FTR198 - Needle Vascular Access, 20G x 25mm (1 inch), Gripper without Y Site
    FTR794 - Needle Vascular Access, 20G x 19mm (0.75 inch), Gripper with 8 inch extension, without Y Site are now available to order through our online catalogue.

Previous Update: 05/10/2018

Change:

  • The supplier Smiths Medical International has informed us of a temporary supply issue with two of its Gripper Needles:
    FTR198 - Needle Vascular Access, 20G x 25mm (1 inch), Gripper without Y Site
    FTR794 - Needle Vascular Access, 20G x 19mm (0.75 inch), Gripper with 8 inch extension, without Y Site.
  • The supply issue is due to capacity constraints at the supplier’s manufacturer.

Impact:

  • Product codes FTR198 and FTR794 are currently unavailable to order.
  • Potential indirect alternative products are available to order through our online catalogue.
  • Please refer to the product listing below for further information on the affected product codes.
  • The supply issue is anticipated to be resolved by January 2019.

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.

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