Action underway: 8 July 2013, action complete: 24 July 2013
Note: These deadlines are for systems to be in place to take actions.
An image of a Biplane cardiovascular X-ray system.
Biplane cardiovascular X-ray system:
Allura Xper FD10/10.
Manufactured by Philips.
All systems are affected.
Risk of interruption in treatment/procedure due to an inability to move the table.
The table will reboot if users attempt a powered and manual movement at the same time.
The reboot will take approximately 90 seconds during which time no motorised movement will be possible. This has led to delay during emergency treatment. Basic imaging will be available.
Identify affected devices.
Inform users of the issue.
Superintendent diagnostic radiographers
This MDA has been sent to:
Care Quality Commission (CQC) (headquarters) for information
Clinical commissioning groups (CCGs)
HSC trusts in Northern Ireland (chief executives)
Local authorities in Scotland (equipment coordinators)
NHS boards and trusts in Wales (chief executives)
NHS boards in Scotland (equipment coordinators)
NHS England area teams for information
NHS trusts in England (chief executives)
Please bring this notice to the attention of relevant employees in your establishment.
Below is a suggested list of recipients.
CAS and SABS (NI) liaison officers for onward distribution to all relevant staff including:
Cardiology, directors of
Cardiothoracic surgery directors
Coronary care departments
Coronary care nurses
Day surgery units
Health and safety managers
Medical physics departments
Establishments registered with the Care Quality Commission (CQC) (England only)
This alert should be read by:
Hospitals in the independent sector
Independent treatment centres
Please note: CQC and OFSTED do not distribute these alerts. Independent healthcare providers and social care providers can sign up to receive MDAs directly from the Department of Health’s Central Alerting System (CAS) by sending an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org and requesting this facility.
Philips Customer Care Service Centre
Guildford Business Park
Tel: 0870 532 9741