Skip to main content

Delisting Eximex UK Ltd Specimen Bags KFD265 and KFD267 (ICN 1802)

Important Customer Notice Resolved

Ref: 2022/1802 ICN Number: 1802
  • Direct alternative products have now been identified for the two delisted product codes.
  • The direct alternative product code for KFD267 is:
    • MVH046 – Bag polythene clear grip seal Specimen bag (pocket) with grip seal 150mm width x 140mm length – with documentation wallet (pouch) 150mm width x 205mm length – 40 micron.
  • The direct alternative product code for KFD265 is:
    • MVH050 – Bag polythene clear grip seal Specimen bag (pocket) with grip seal 150mm width x 230mm length – with documentation wallet (pouch) 150mm width x 215mm length – 40 micron – Printed in red Insert Specimen in Grip Seal Pocket and Form in Open Top Pocket and biohazard sign.
  • In addition, a further potential indirect alternative for KFD265 is:
    • MVH042 – Bag polythene clear grip seal Specimen bag (pocket) with grip seal 150mm width x 230mm length – with documentation wallet (pouch) 150mm width x 225mm length – 40 micron – 6mm hole punch at top of bag.
  • These alternative product codes are now available to order through our online catalogue.
  • No further alternatives will be identified.
  • Stock has now been depleted and the two product codes remain delisted from our online catalogue:
    • KFD265 – Bag specimen grip seal Specimen bag (pocket) with grip seal 150mm width x 230mm length – with documentation wallet (pouch) 150mm width x 215mm length – 40 micron – Printed in red Insert Specimen in Grip Seal Pocket and Form in Open Top Pocket and biohazard sign
    • KFD267 – Bag specimen grip seal Specimen bag (pocket) with grip seal 150mm width x 140mm length – with documentation wallet (pouch) 150mm width x 205mm length – 40 micron.
  • There is one potential indirect alternative for both products, available to order through our online catalogue:
    • KFD85000 – 152mm width x 229mm length – with documentation wallet (pouch) – 45 micron.
  • In addition, a direct alternative will be available to order from GV Health from week commencing 10 October 2022.

Change:

  • Two product codes are being delisted from our online catalogue:
    • KFD265 – Bag specimen grip seal Specimen bag (pocket) with grip seal 150mm width x 230mm length – with documentation wallet (pouch) 150mm width x 215mm length – 40 micron – Printed in red Insert Specimen in Grip Seal Pocket and Form in Open Top Pocket and biohazard sign
    • KFD267 – Bag specimen grip seal Specimen bag (pocket) with grip seal 150mm width x 140mm length – with documentation wallet (pouch) 150mm width x 205mm length – 40 micron.
  • The affected product codes are currently being threshold managed and are subject to Protect Demand Management.
  • The product codes remain 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.
  • Once stocks have depleted, they will be delisted from our online catalogue.
  • These products codes are being delisted from our online catalogue because the supplier hasn’t been awarded on Lot six of the new framework.

Impact:

  • The affected codes will be delisted from our online catalogue when stock has been depleted.
  • There are currently no alternative products available.
  • An interim alternative will be available week commencing 5 September 2022.
  • Permanent alternatives will be available from GV Health Limited week commencing 26 September 2022.
  • We will update this ICN with details of the alternative products as soon as we have more information.

Next Steps:

  • Customers should continue to order KFD265 and KFD267 while stocks last – limited product will be allocated.
  • Customers requiring additional stocks should wait for an update to this ICN where the NPC codes for the alternatives will be provided.
  • If you have any further questions, please contact your local NHS Supply Chain Customer Services Advisor.

Downloads ▼

  • 1802 Specimen Bags Delisted Products with Alternatives 27 October 2022

    An Excel file showing the delisted products for ICN 1802.
    Login to view the downloads