IMS Euro Ltd NCP Surgical Theatre Gown – Standard Gown

Important Customer Notice Resolved

Ref: 2019/888 ICN Number: 888
  • The temporary supply issue across the IMS Euro NCP Standard Gown product range (Large VJD4372 and Extra Large VJD4373) has been resolved. The supply of the Medline Gowns will revert back to supply of the IMS Euro NCP Standard Gown product range.
  • Following customer feedback NHS Supply Chain has been working with IMS Euro towards a new specification of NCP Standard Gown to meet the needs of our customers.
  • These new specification gowns are now available to order and will replace IMS Euro NCP Gown product range (Large VJD4372 and Extra Large VJD4373). A separate communication detailing the new gowns and new specifications has been produced. See our Useful Links 🔗 section for further information.
  • Please note that by reverting back to IMS Euro gown products, from the Medline gown product, the pack sizes will return to the original quantities of packs of 50.
  • The IMS Euro Standard Gown Extra Large, Extra Long (VJD4371) is not affected by any of the changes and remains available to order.
  • Customers are advised to log into our website to view the product details and specifications.
  • If you have any further questions, please contact your local NHS Supply Chain Account Manager or Customer Service Advisor.
  • See our Downloads ▼ section to view the product listing for further information on the affected product codes.

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:

  • NHS Supply Chain is faced with a temporary supply issue across the IMS Euro NCP Standard Gown product range (Large VJD4372 and Extra Large VJD4373).
  • We anticipate depletion of stock against VJD4372 with effect from week commencing 28 October 2019 and for VJD4373 from week commencing 11 November 2019.
  • The supply issue is anticipated to be resolved by beginning of December 2019.
  • The depletion is due to unforeseen circumstance across the supply chain and we apologise for any inconvenience this may cause our customers.
  • 56 customers are affected by these changes, based upon sales through NHS Supply Chain over the last three months.
  • To ensure customers are not left without any gown product, NHS Supply Chain has sourced an alternative product from Medline Industries Ltd to cover any shortfall. The Medline products will be automatically provided to customers who place orders for any of the out of stock lines during this period.
  • Once new stocks have been received, supply will revert to the IMS Euro Standard Gown.
  • Following customer feedback NHS Supply Chain is working with IMS Euro towards a new specification of NCP Standard Gown to meet the needs of our customers. We will communicate these changes in the coming weeks.
  • The IMS Euro Standard Gown Extra Large, Extra Long (VJD4371) is not affected and is available to order.

Impact:

  • Customers will be unable to receive the IMS Euro NCP Standard Gown, Large or Extra Large over the coming weeks.
  • Once current stocks have been depleted of the IMS Euro NCP Standard Gown, products will be automatically substituted and customers will receive the alternative Medline Industries Ltd gowns, upon pacing orders under the current IMS Euro codes VJD4373 and VJD4372.
  • There is a difference in pack size, currently a pack of 50, whereas the Medline product will be supplied in a pack of 36. There will be no additional costs to customers and the price per unit will not be affected.
  • Customers who place orders for VJD4372 (Large Gown) after 31 October 2019 will receive the box of 36 Medline product.
  • Customers who place orders for VJD4343 (Extra Large) after 11 November 2019 will receive the box of 36 Medline product.
  • Please ensure you have ordered sufficient quantities for your requirements.

Next Steps:

  • Customers are advised to log into our website to view the product details and specifications.
  • 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 advise you to consult your own clinical experts to ensure suitability for your organisations use of these products.

Downloads ▼

  • 888 IMS Euro Ltd NCP Surgical Gown Product Listing with Alternatives

    An excel file detailing surgical gowns affected products for ICN 888.

    Please to view this content.