Product Update Multiple Suppliers Patient Dry Wipes Framework Launch Multiple Products (ICN 1550)

Important Customer Notice Update

Ref: 2022/1550 ICN Number: 1550
  • We are awaiting a full update on the Patient Dry Wipes from the stock controllers.
  • We now anticipate this to be resolved by the end of July 2022.
  • The full range of dry wipes are now available to order.
  • Some codes may still be demand managed. This is being reviewed weekly on a code by code basis.
  • The two codes below are now available to order:
    VJT683 – Premium Wipes and Textiles, wipe patient dry mixed blend material
    VJT686 – Vernacare, wipe patient dry mixed blend material.
  • The final remaining code; VJT687: Vernacare, wipe patient dry maceratable is anticipated to be available to order from 21 March 2022.
  • To protect stock levels, some demand management controls will remain in place for the time being on Dry Wipe products managing the volumes customers may order.
  • If you have any further questions, please contact your local NHS Supply Chain Customer Relationship Manager or Customer Services Advisor.
  • The three affected below codes are now anticipated to be available from 15 March 2022.  They will be released for sale sooner than this should sufficient stock become available:
    VJT683 – Premium Wipes and Textiles, wipe patient dry mixed blend material
    VJT686 – Vernacare, wipe patient dry mixed blend material
    VJT687 – Vernacare, wipe patient dry maceratable.
  • Please also be aware that the Gama products awarded to the new Patient Dry Wipes Framework (VJT690, VJT691 and VJT692) will remain unavailable for the foreseeable future due to shipping challenges.
  • We currently have no date for when these products will be available for customers to order.
  • An update to this ICN will be provided once we have further information.

Change:

  • The new Patient Dry Wipes Framework is due to launch on 14 February 2022.
  • There are seven product codes (all new) in the new Patient Dry Wipe range.
  • Some of these products are already available and being supplied to supplement the short-fall in stock of patient dry wipes that we have experienced in recent months relative to the demand we are seeing.
  • Unfortunately, some product codes remain unavailable to order.

Impact:

  • Of the seven new NPC’s, the four below product codes are available to order now:
    VJT689 – Ecolab, wipe patient dry maceratable
    VJT688 – Ecolab, wipe patient dry 100% synthetic material
    VJT684 – Premium Wipes and Textiles, wipe patient dry 100% synthetic material
    VJT685 – Vernacare, wipe patient dry 100% synthetic material.
  • The three codes below codes will not be available for launch on 14 February.  It is anticipated that they will instead be available from the start of March 2022:
    VJT683 – Premium Wipes and Textiles, wipe patient dry mixed blend material
    VJT686 – Vernacare, wipe patient dry mixed blend material
    VJT687 – Vernacare, wipe patient dry maceratable.
  • Stock of the current range of Vernacare Dry Wipe products also continues to be supplied to us at this time and are available for customers to purchase in addition to the four new codes:
    VJT047 – Wipe patient dry 100% polypropylene 32gsm 260 x 220mm 100 wipes per pack
    VJT050 – Wipe patient dry 80% polypropylene 20% cotton 48gsm 260 x 220mm 100 wipes per pack
    VJT510 – Wipe Patient Dry 100% airlaid maceratable 60gsm 300 x 230mm 75 wipes per pack.
  • The current range of Gama products are only available while limited remaining stocks lasts:
    VJT478 – Wipe Patient Dry 70% Polypropylene 20% Viscose 10% Cotton 46gsm 290 x 290mm 100 wipes per pack
    VJT480 – Wipe Patient Dry 80% Polypropylene 20% cotton 48gsm 280 x 200mm 100 wipes per pack
    VJT481 – Wipe Patient Dry 100% airlaid maceratable 60gsm 285 x 238mm 75 wipes per pack.
  • To protect stock levels, demand management controls are in place on all Dry Wipe products (current and new) on the volumes customers may order.
  • We thank customers for their understanding while the order controls remain, the supply situation eases and we transition from supply via the old framework to the new one.
  • Please see our Downloads ▼ section to refer to the product listing for further information on the affected product codes and to view the potential alternatives.

 Next Steps:

  • If you have any further questions, please contact your local NHS Supply Chain Customer Relationship Manager or Customer Services Advisor.

Downloads ▼

  • 1550 Patient Dry Wipes Product Listing with Alternatives

    An Excel file detailing the affected product codes for ICN 1550.
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