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Originator: National Patient Safety Alert - UKHSA

Issue date: Originally issued on 07-Dec-2023 17:07:11. This version was issued on 07-Dec-2023 17:07:11

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Action category: Action

Title: Potential contamination of some carbomer-containing lubricating eye products with Burkholderia cenocepacia - measures to reduce patient risk

Broadcast content:

UKHSA is investigating an outbreak of Burkholderia cenocepacia involving individuals across the UK. This is an emerging issue and, following testing, B. cenocepacia was recovered from some lubricating carbomer eye products.

Additional information: NHS England Regions: please cascade this alert to community pharmacy contractors

Alert reference: NatPSA/2023/015/UKHSA

Action underway deadline: 11-Dec-2023

Action complete deadline: 17-Dec-2023


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