Hundreds of patients at risk over delays to intravenous feed

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NHS forced to source supplies from overseas after output reduction by manufacturer

A shortage of intravenous feed supplies affecting hundreds of patients has been declared a national emergency incident by the NHS.

The situation has affected patients who are unable to digest food normally and are instead dependent on an intravenous feed, which bypasses the gastrointestinal tract, known as parenteral nutrition (PN). The NHS has been forced to try to source supplies from overseas to address the domestic shortage.

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