Sterile Nitrile Examination Glove Supply (ICN 1137)

Important Customer Notice Update

Ref: 2020/1137 ICN Number: 1137
  • Four of the previously affected product codes are now available to order:
    FTE1530 – Examination Gloves Nitrile Accelerator Free Powder Free Sterile Small
    FTE1531 – Examination Gloves Nitrile Accelerator Free Powder Free Sterile Medium
    FTE1532 – Examination Gloves Nitrile Accelerator Free Powder Free Sterile Large
    FTG204 – Examination Gloves Nitrile Sterile Powder Free Singles Large – 50 pairs.
  • A further eight product codes are now affected by the issue and are unavailable to order.
  • In total there are now 25 product codes unavailable to order.
  • Indirect alternative products are now available and can be ordered through the online catalogue.
  • Please see our Downloads ▼ section to refer to the updated product listing for further information on the affected product codes. (The newly added product codes have been highlighted to reflect this.)
  • We anticipate disruption to supply until end of August 2021.
  • Customers are advised to log into our website to view the potential indirect alternative products.
  • If you have any further questions, please contact your local NHS Supply Chain Customer Services 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 organisation’s use of these products.

  • Whilst the global pressures on the manufacture of Sterile Nitrile Examination Gloves is still ongoing, our stock availability (including indirect alternatives) is improving.
  • We have updated the list of potential alternatives, please see our Downloads ▼ section to refer to the updated product listing for further information on the alternatives and affected product codes.
  • Please note that two of the potential indirect alternative products listed are part of the demand management process.
  • These two product codes are:
    FTE3071 – Examination Gloves Nitrile Powder Free Sterile Singles Extra Large.
    FTE3400 – Examination Gloves Nitrile Sterile Powder Free Extra Large Cuffed and Walleted Pair.
  • Customers can order and stock is available. However, where a product is being demand managed, customers may find that their orders are reduced down as part of the process. The recommendation is to order little and often
  • Customers are advised to log into our website to view the potential indirect alternative products.
  • If you have any further questions, or are unable to identify available alternatives, please contact your local NHS Supply Chain Customer Services Advisor.
  • The global pressures on the manufacture of Sterile Nitrile Examination Gloves is still ongoing.
  • Indirect alternative products are now available and can be ordered through the online catalogue.
  • Please see our Downloads ▼ section to refer to the updated product listing for further information on the affected product codes.
  • Customers are advised to log into our website to view the potential indirect alternative products.
  • If you have any further questions, please contact your local NHS Supply Chain Customer Services 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 organisation’s use of these products.

Change:

  • There are global pressures on the manufacture of Sterile Nitrile Examination Gloves.
  • This is due to manufacturers focusing their production output on supplying standard non sterile 6n Nitrile Examination Gloves and consequently being unable to provide significant stocks of these more specialist gloves.
  • As of 21 October, we will be managing the demand of these products, to maintain continuity of supply to the NHS.
  • There are 36 product codes affected.

Impact:

  • To protect stockholding and ensure continuity of supply to the NHS, demand for the 36 product codes will be managed through an allocation process.
  • Please refer to the product listing below for further information on the affected product codes.
  • We anticipate disruption to supply until January 2021.
  • We will update this ICN when we have further information.

Next Steps:

  • Customers should order as per their usual process. If your preferred glove isn’t available, please contact your Customer Service Advisor who can give advice on availability of listed alternatives.
  • Orders placed for excessive order quantities may be subject to automatic system reduction or cancellation.
  • Customers will receive an email from Customer Services if your order has been amended or cancelled.
  • Customers are advised to log into our website to view the affected products. See our Downloads ▼ section to view the product listing for further information on the affected product codes.
  • If you have any further questions, please contact your local NHS Supply Chain Customer Services 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 organisation’s use of these products.

Downloads ▼

  • 1137 Sterile Nitrile Gloves Product Listing with Alternatives

    An Excel file detailing the affected product codes for ICN 1137.

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