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SLS and Elkay Pipette Tips (ICN 1148)

Important Customer Notice Resolved

Ref: 2020/1148 ICN Number: 1148
  • Product codes KEL160, KEL101 and KEL102 are now available to order through our online catalogue.
  • However, due to the global shortage of Pipette Tips, three products are in the process of being delisted from our online catalogue and are no longer available to order:
    • o KWD1719, KWD1720 and HFL9157.
  • If you have any further questions, please contact your local NHS Supply Chain Customer Services Advisor.
  • The global shortage of Pipette Tips is still ongoing.
  • The remaining five codes are now anticipated to be available to order from mid-December onwards.  We will notify you when specific products become available to order.
  • Please see our Downloads ▼ section to refer to the product listing for further information on the affected product codes.
  • We will update the ICN when we have further information available.
  • KEL101 is now available to order via the Allocation Order Form.
  • The remaining five codes are anticipated to be available to order from 23 November 2020 onwards. We will notify you when specific products become available to order.
  • Please see our Downloads ▼ section to refer to the product listing for further information on the affected product codes.
  • We will update the ICN when we have further information available.

Change:

  • There is currently a global shortage of Pipette Tips.
  • These products are now available, subject to an allocation request.
  • There are six product codes affected.
  • These measures have been put in place to support the national testing programme.

Impact:

  • To protect the supply of these products and ensure they are allocated appropriately to trusts, the six product codes will temporarily be unavailable to order from our online catalogue.
  • The affected products are available to order by approval of allocation, however customers will need to complete a form available on our website outlining the clinical rationale and requirements for order.
  • Please see our Downloads ▼ section to refer to the product listing for further information on the affected product codes.
  • Sourcing activity remains ongoing and as the supply position improves following the global shortage, these products will revert to eDirect fulfilment.
  • The length of time this process takes will depend upon national testing requirements along with the ability to source new supply opportunities.
  • We will update the ICN when we have further information available.

Next Steps:

  • Customers requiring these products are asked to complete the Allocation Order Form available on our website, outlining the clinical rationale and requirements for order. See our Downloads ▼ section to view and complete the form.
  • Customers should submit the completed form by email to england.pathology-covidsupply@nhs.net. The NHS England Testing SuppliesTeam will review, approve or amend the allocation to customer.
  • Customers who have not ordered the product before will need to populate the requisition point that they want the product to go to.
  • Approved allocations will be submitted weekly to NHS Supply Chain Customer Services who will fulfil the order. Lead time to delivery could be up to 10 days from submitting the request.
  • Any requests for allocation that have been denied will be communicated directly from the NHS England Testing Supplies Team.
  • If you have any further questions, please contact your local NHS Supply Chain Customer Relationship Manager or Customer Services Advisor.

Downloads ▼

  • 1148 SLS and Elkay Pipette Tips Product Listing

    An Excel file detailing the affected product codes for ICN 1148.
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  • 1148 SLS and Elkay Pipette Tips Allocation Order Form

    An Excel file of the Customer Form for ICN 1148.