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Delisting Essity UK Ltd Couch Roll MRT359 (ICN 1838)

Important Customer Notice Delisting

Ref: 2022/1838 ICN Number: 1838


  • The supplier Essity UK Ltd has informed us of a discontinuation with its Couch Roll – MRT359.
  • The delist is due to rising costs of manufacturing.


  • Couch Roll – MRT359 is currently available to order while stock lasts, therefore is being threshold managed and is subject to Protect Demand Management.
  • The product code remains available to order through NHS Supply Chain. However, trusts are allocated a maximum daily quantity “threshold” to ensure fair supply of available stock across the NHS.
  • See our Downloads section for a full list of product codes subject to Protect Demand Management.
  • There is a potential direct alternative product to order through our online catalogue:
    • MRT85002 – Couch roll 2 ply – 51cm (W) Recycled White.
  • There is a potential indirect alternative product available to order through our online catalogue:
    • MRT486 – Couch roll 2 ply – White 20 inch Hygiene Roll 50m Pack 9.
  • In addition, there will be another potential direct alternative available to order, from week commencing 7 November 2022:
    • MRT85003 – Couch Roll – 2 Ply 500mm x 54.5m 165 sheet 100% recycled White.
  • See our Downloads section to access the product listing for further information on the affected product code and potential alternatives.

Next Steps:

  • Customers should continue to order MRT359 while stocks last – limited product will be allocated.
  • Customers requiring additional stocks should review the indirect alternative product or direct alternative product once available.
  • If you have any further questions, please contact your local NHS Supply Chain Customer Relationship Manager or Customer Services Advisor.

Downloads ▼

  • 1838 Essity Delisted Products with Alternatives 24 October 2022

    An Excel file showing the delisted product with alternatives for ICN 1838.
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  • Control and Protect Demand Managed Product Matrix

    An Excel file detailing the products currently subject to Control and Protect Demand Management. This is updated weekly.
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