Sterile Nitrile Examination Glove Supply (ICN 1137)

Important Customer Notice Update

Ref: 2020/1137 ICN Number: 1137
  • 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.

    Please to view this content.