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Smiths Medical Bivona Tracheostomy Tubes

Ref:2019/639

ICN number:639

  • Date:20/03/2019
  • Product area:Ward Based Consumables |

Update 20/03/2019

  • In the previous ICN on 15 March 2019 we confirmed that we would update you once indirect alternatives had been sourced.
  • Please refer to the updated product listing below for further information on the affected product codes and the alternatives available to order.
  • 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.

Previous Update 15/03/2019

Change:

  • The supplier Smiths Medical has informed us of a supply issue with its Bivona Tracheostomy Tubes.
  • There are 141 product codes affected.
  • The supply issue is the result of a manufacturing site being closed down due to challenges on site with high carcinogenic emissions posing a risk to employees. NHS Supply Chain has limited stock available which can be supplied.

Impact:

  • The affected products are available while stocks last.
  • There are no direct alternatives available. We are currently sourcing indirect alternatives with Smiths Medical.
  • Please refer to the product listing below for further information on the affected product codes.
  • There is no current anticipated resolution date, however we will keep you informed of any further updates.

Next Steps:

  • Customers are advised to log in to our website to view the affected codes.
  • This ICN will be updated as soon as indirect alternatives have been sourced.
  • 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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639 Smiths Medical Bivona Tracheostomy Tubes Product Listing with Alternatives

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Should you require further information about this contract, including pricing and how to order the products, please contact your NHS Supply Chain account manager using the link below.

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