Specially Sourced Items

Important Customer Notice Update

Ref: 2020/1080 ICN Number: 1080


Due to the urgent global demand for products integral to the COVID-19 response, there has been a need to source new products from new suppliers to meet trusts’ requirements. NHS England and NHS Improvement (NHSE/I) have created a team dedicated to the procurement of additional specific ICU/ Clinical Consumable products in the treatment of COVID-19.


New Product Available

  • A further two product codes have been created and added to the Specially Sourced Items product listing:

    Breathing Circuits – (New) FDC1529 and FDC1528

    Central Venous Catheters Quad Lumen: FSQ2610

    Closed Suction Catheters: FSQ2602, FSQ2603, FSQ2604, FSQ2605

Please note:

  • The affected product codes are currently available whilst stocks last, but once the stock has been depleted, the product codes will become unavailable.
  • These new alternatives should be used instead.
  • To minimise incompatibility issues, customers are encouraged to order a single alternative product rather than a mixed batch, where more than one NPC is available.
  • These alternatives are all MHRA-regulated, CE marked (or with derogation) and have passed UK clinical validation.
  • See our Downloads ▼ section for further information on both the new and existing products available.

Next Steps:

  • To purchase any of the products please log into the NHS Supply Chain online catalogue.
  • If you have questions that aren’t covered by the information provided here, please raise with your NHS Supply Chain Account Manager who will help you get the support you need.
  • This ICN will be updated when further new products are available to order.

Downloads ▼

  • 1080 Specially Sourced Items Product Listing

    An Excel file detailing the affected product codes for ICN 1080.