This alert has been issued in support of the manufacturer’s actions.
Ensure that relevant members of staff are aware of the problem.
Carry out the actions described in the manufacturer’s FSN, including sending any confirmation requests.
Healthcare professionals using these devices.
This MDA has been sent to:
NHS trusts in England (Chief Executives)
Care Quality Commission (CQC) (Headquarters) for information
HSC trusts in Northern Ireland (Chief Executives)
NHS boards in Scotland (Equipment Co-ordinators)
Local authorities in Scotland (Equipment Co-ordinators)
NHS boards and trusts in Wales (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:
Biomedical engineering staff
Day surgery units
General surgical units, directors of
Medical physics departments
Nursing executive directors
Operating theatre practitioners
Outpatient theatre managers
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.