Supply Issues Richardson Healthcare Ltd Cotton Tipped Swab Applicator ENV054 (ICN 1276)

Important Customer Notice Update

Ref: 2021/1276 ICN Number: 1276
  • The supplier Richardson Healthcare Ltd has informed us that the temporary supply issue with its Cotton Tipped Swab Applicator, ENV054 is still ongoing.
  • There is currently no estimated resolution date but a further update to the ICN will be provided once we have more information.
  • Unfortunately, there is no potential alternative product at present under this framework agreement. However, there may be alternatives on other NHS Supply Chain framework agreements depending on the absolute requirements of the customer.
  • Please see our Downloads ▼ section to refer to the product listing for further information on the affected product code.
  • Customers are advised to log into our website to view the product listing.
  • If you have any further questions, please contact your local NHS Supply Chain Customer Relationship Manager or Customer Services Advisor.
  • The supplier Richardson Healthcare Ltd has informed us that the temporary supply issue with its Cotton Tipped Swab Applicator, ENV054 is still ongoing.
  • ENV054 is currently unavailable to order.
  • The supply issue is now anticipated to be resolved by mid September 2021.
  • Unfortunately, there is no potential alternative product at present under this framework agreement. However, customers might find alternatives on other NHS Supply Chain framework agreements depending on the absolute requirements of the customer.
  • Please see our Downloads ▼ section to refer to the product listing for further information on the affected product code.
  • Customers are advised to log into our website to view the product listing.
  • If you have any further questions, please contact your local NHS Supply Chain Customer Relationship Manager or Customer Services Advisor.

Change:      

  • The supplier Richardson Healthcare Ltd has informed us of a temporary supply issue with its Cotton Tipped Swab Applicator, ENV054.
  • This temporary supply issue is due to delays in the consignment reaching the UK from the supplier’s Chinese manufacturer. Delays have been caused by issues with shipping containers, port congestions, and production across Chinese New Year.

Impact:     

  • ENV054 is currently available whilst stocks last, once this stock has depleted the product code will be unavailable to order.
  • Unfortunately, there is no potential alternative product at present under this framework agreement. However, customers might find alternatives on other NHS Supply Chain framework agreements depending on the absolute requirements of the customer.
  • Please see our Downloads ▼ section to refer to the product listing for further information on the affected product code.
  • The supply issue is anticipated to be resolved by mid July 2021.

Next Steps:      

  • Customers are advised to log into our website to view the product listing.
  • If you have any further questions, please contact your local NHS Supply Chain Customer Relationship Manager or Customer Services Advisor.

Downloads ▼

  • 1276 Richardson Healthcare Ltd Product Listing with Alternatives

    An Excel file detailing the affected product codes for ICN 1276.

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