Supply Issues Multiple Suppliers Continence Care Wipes Multiple Products (ICN 1318)

Important Customer Notice Resolved

Ref: 2021/1318 ICN Number: 1318
  • The supplier Gama Healthcare has informed us that the temporary shortage in supply of the range of Continence Care Wipes has now been resolved.
  • All of the previously affected product codes are now available to order.
  • Five of the previously affected product codes are now available and the shortage of supply has been resolved:
    VJT188 – Wipe Patient Wet Continence flow wrap 65gsm 200 x 300mm 25 wipes per pack 4% dimethicone
    VJT520 – Wipe Patient Wet Continence flow wrap 65gsm 200 x 300mm 8 wipes per pack 4% dimethicone
    VJT553 – Wipe Patient Wet Continence flow wrap 60gsm 220 x 300mm 25 wipes per pack 4% dimethicone
    VJT565 – Wipe Patient Wet Continence 100gsm 200 x 300mm 25 wipes per pack 3% dimethicone
    VJT566 – Wipe Patient Wet Continence 100gsm 200 x 300mm 10 wipes per pack 3% dimethicone.
  • One product code remains affected and is unavailable to order:
    VJT536 – Wipe Patient Wet Continence flow wrap 45gsm 210 x 200mm 25 wipes per pack 3% dimethicone.
  • A potential indirect alternative product is available to order through our online catalogue:
    VJT565 – Wipe Patient Wet Continence 100gsm 200 x 300mm 25 wipes per pack 3% dimethicone.
  • Please see our Downloads ▼ section to refer to the product listing for further information on the affected product codes.
  • The supply issue is anticipated to be resolved by Monday 20 December 2021.
  • Customers are advised to log into our website to view the potential indirect alternative products.
  • If you have any further questions, please contact your local NHS Supply Chain Customer Relationship Manager or 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 organisations use of these products.

Change:

  • We have a temporary shortage in supply of the range of Continence Care Wipes.
  • There are six product codes affected.

Impact:  

  • The affected products will have intermittent supply from 13 July 2021.
  • Due to this issue, all continence care wipes listed in the catalogue are experiencing limited supply and availability will be restricted across the entire product range for several weeks until stocks have been replenished back to normal levels.
  • Potential indirect alternative products are available to order through our online catalogue.
  • Please see our Downloads ▼ section to refer to the product listing for further information on the affected product codes.
  • The supply issue is anticipated to be resolved by 23 August 2021.

Next Steps:    

  • Customers are advised to log into our website to view the potential indirect alternative products.
  • If you have any further questions, please contact your local NHS Supply Chain Customer Relationship Manager or 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 organisations use of these products.

Downloads ▼

  • 1318 Continence Care Wipes Product Listing with Alternatives

    An Excel file detailing the affected product codes for ICN 1318.

    Please to view this content.