Tubes and Syringes will be delayed in launching and now will become available from 4 July 2016, with old products only available whilst stocks last” NHS Supply Chain (2016).
“In order to meet the requirements of the new International Standard (ISO 80369-3) for Enteral Feeding, a new global Enteral Feeding device connector design (named ENFit) is in the process of being implemented in a two phase process nationwide. The standard, which covers all connectors on Enteral Feeding Devices, was introduced in order to reduce the risk of misconnections and possible patient injury.
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The first phase of transition giving sets and gravity sets became available in the new format from September 2015 and is now well underway with many patients already using these with their existing feeding tubes. It has now been confirmed by the EPSG (Enteral Plastic Safety Group – which represents all leading UK enteral feeding devices suppliers, with clinical representation from the PENG of the BDA, NNNG and supported by PINNT, BAPEN and BPNG) that the second phase for the remainder of Enteral Feeding Devices, Tubes and Syringes will be delayed in launching and now will become available from 4 July 2016, with old products only available whilst stocks last” NHS Supply Chain (2016).
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