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Supply Issues Nitrile Accelerator Free Examination Gloves (ICN 1138)

Important Customer Notice Update

Ref: 2020/1138 ICN Number: 1138
  • The supply disruption affecting a number of gloves products is ongoing.
  • Seven codes that were previously suspended are now available to order:
    • FTE1082, FTE1083, FTE3377, FTE3378, FTE3379, FTE3380, FTE3381.
  • However, one further product is now suspended:
    • FTE799 – Examination Gloves Nitrile Accelerator Free Powder Free Sterile Large 50 pairs blue.
  • In total there are seven codes suspended and unavailable to order.
  • Potential indirect alternative products have been identified for your consideration and clinical review.</li
  • Please see our Downloads section to refer to the product listing for further information on the affected product codes and the potential alternatives.
  • Unfortunately, the anticipated resolution date is currently unknown, however the continuing supply issue is being monitored in conjunction with all affected suppliers.
  • We will continue to review the stock to minimise further disruption and update this ICN with the latest information as it becomes available.
  • The supply disruption affecting a number of gloves products is ongoing.
  • Two codes that were suspended are now available to order FTE1084 and FTE1821.
  • In total there are 13 codes suspended and unavailable to order. However indirect alternative products have been identified for your consideration and clinical review.
  • Please see our Downloads section to refer to the product listing for further information on the affected product codes and the potential alternatives.
  • The continuing supply issue is being monitored in conjunction with all affected suppliers. We will continue to review the stock to minimise further disruption and update this ICN with the latest information as it becomes available.
  • The supply issue is anticipated remains to be resolved by 31 October 2022.
  • The supply disruption affecting a number of gloves products is ongoing. However, 17 previously suspended products are now available to order: FTE1286, FTE1287, FTE1288, FTE1799, FTE1802, FTE1803, FTE2310, FTE3369, FTE3370, FTE3371, FTE3372, FTE3373, FTE3374, FTE3375, FTE799, FTE806, FTE998.
  • There remain 15 codes that are affected by the ongoing supply disruption:
    • Nine further products are now suspended:
    • FTE1083, FTE1084, FTE1821, FTR3376, FTE3377, FTE3378, FTE3379, FTE3380, FTE3381.
    • Six products remain suspended:FTE1082, FTE2306, FTE2307, FTE2308, FTE2309, FTW999.
    • A previously suspended code is no longer available to order through NHS Supply Chain, FTE1000. This product will be delisted from the online catalogue and unavailable to order. From the 23 September 2022 this product will be used by Clipper to support the PPE Dedicated Supply Channel products.
  • The affected codes are temporarily unavailable to order, however indirect alternative products have been identified for your consideration and clinical review.
  • Please refer to the product listing for further information on the affected codes and potential indirect alternatives.
  • The supply issue is anticipated to be resolved by 31 October 2022.
  • The continuing supply issue is being monitored in conjunction with all affected suppliers. We will continue to review the stock to minimise further disruption and update this ICN with the latest information as it becomes available.

Change:

  • Supply is now improving, and we will continue to provide regular updates on availability.
  • During this time alternatives will be offered.
  • There are currently 23 product codes out of stock:
    11 product codes remain temporarily out of stock:
    FTE1082, FTE1286, FTE1288, FTE2306, FTE2307, FTE2308, FTE2309, FTE2310, FTE806, FTE998, FTE999
    12 further product codes are now temporarily out of stock:
    FTE1287, FTE1799, FTE1802, FTE1803, FTE3369, FTE3370, FTE3371, FTE3372, FTE3373, FTE3374, FTE3375, FTE799
  • 5 product codes are now back in stock and available to order:
    FTE1000, FTE1001, FTG225, FTE1530, FTE1532.
  • 1 product code has now been delisted: FTE1531.

Impact:

  • The 23 product codes affected, are temporarily unavailable to order.
  • Product code FTE1531 has been delisted.
  • Indirect alternative products have been identified and NHS Supply Chain has provided up to four indirect alternatives per NPC, where available.
  • Potential indirect alternative products are available to order through our online catalogue.
  • The alternative products have been identified by the supplier and the Clinical Engagement and Implementation Manager.
  • Please refer to the product listing for further information on the affected product codes.
  • The temporary supply issue is anticipated to continue for the foreseeable future.
  • We will continue to monitor the situation with the suppliers and advise of updates.

Next Steps:

  • Customers are advised to consider alternative products to supplement any shortages over this period.
  • Customers are advised to log in to our website to view the alternative products.
  • If you have any further questions, please contact your local NHS Supply Chain Account Manager or Customer Service Advisor.

Please note that due to the clinical nature of these alternative products we do advise you to consult your own clinical experts to ensure suitability for your organisations use of these products.

Change:

  • The global shortage of Accelerator Free Examination gloves is ongoing.
  • Whilst supply has improved, we are continuing to manage the demand of these products, to maintain continuity of supply across the network.
  • As stock will be moving rapidly across all the affected product codes, please be aware that some products may be temporarily unavailable to order.
  • During this time alternatives will be offered.
  • There are now a total of 22 product codes affected.

 Impact:

  • Due to the global shortage of these gloves there will be ongoing stock issues, therefore alternative products may be offered by Customer Services if there are no stocks of the items ordered.
  • Please refer to the product listing (See our Downloads ▼ section) for further information on the affected product codes and alternatives. The alternative products have been identified by the Tower 2 Clinical Engagement Implementation Manager (CEIM)
  • We will update this ICN when we have further information.

Next Steps:              

  • Customers should order as per their usual process.
  • Orders placed for excessive order quantities may be subject to automatic system reduction or cancellation.
  • Customers will be contacted by their Customer Services Advisor if their order has been cancelled.
  • Customers are advised to log into our website to view the affected product codes. See our Downloads ▼ section to view the product listing for further information on the affected product codes.
  • If you have any further questions, please contact your local NHS Supply Chain Customer Services Advisor.

 Please note that due to the clinical nature of these alternative products we advise you to consult your own clinical experts to ensure suitability for your organisation’s use of these products.

Change:

  • There are global pressures on the production of Accelerator Free Examination Gloves.
  • This is due to manufacturers focusing their production output on supplying standard non sterile 6n Nitrile Examination Gloves and consequently being unable to provide significant stocks of these more specialist gloves.
  • As of 21 October 2020, we will be managing the demand of these products, to maintain continuity of supply to the NHS.
  • There are 28 product codes affected.

Impact:

  • To protect the stockholding and ensure continuity of supply to the NHS, supplies of Accelerator Free Gloves will be managed through an allocation process.
  • Please See our Downloads ▼ section to refer to the product listing for further information on the affected product codes.
  • We anticipate continued disruption to supply until January 2021.
  • We will update this ICN when we have further information.

Next Steps:

  • Customers should order as per their usual process.
  • Orders placed for excessive order quantities may be subject to automatic system reduction or cancellation.
  • Customers will receive an email from Customer Services if your order has been amended or cancelled.
  • Customers are advised to log into our website to view the affected product codes. See our Downloads ▼ section to view the product listing for further information on the affected product codes.
  • If you have any further questions, please contact your local NHS Supply Chain Customer Services Advisor.

Please note that due to the clinical nature of these alternative products we advise you to consult your own clinical experts to ensure suitability for your organisation’s use of these products.

Downloads ▼

  • 1138 Accelerator Free Gloves Product Listing 21 November 2022

    An Excel file detailing the affected product codes for ICN 1138.
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