Falsified oxygen cylinders identified in Scotland

  • Date: 26 April 2023

FALSIFIED medical oxygen has been circulating in a small number of dental practices within Scotland.

A letter from the Scottish Chief Dental Officer, Tom Ferris, has been sent to alerting NHS dental teams. He says the source of this supply has been identified and the relevant cylinders have been successfully recalled – and an assessment of risk to public health and patient safety has been completed and assessed as low.

Mr Ferris adds: “It is vitally important that all healthcare professionals ensure that medical oxygen supplies are procured only from authorised and licensed manufacturers or authorised wholesale dealers of medical oxygen. Can I reinforce the importance of ensuring your practice suppliers are authorised and licensed.”

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