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Supply Issues Multiple Suppliers Sterile Nitrile Examination Glove Supply Multiple Products (ICN 1137)

Important Customer Notice Update

Ref: 2020/1137 ICN Number: 1137
  • Due to current supply issues globally, Sterile Nitrile Examination Gloves continue to be limited in availability.
  • Whilst stocks of specific products remain challenging, where possible, we have obtained additional quantities of Sterile Nitrile gloves in small, medium, and large which are now available to purchase.
  • Two product codes remain suspended:
    • FTG446 – Examination Gloves Nitrile Sterile Powder Free Singles
    • FTG448 – Examination Gloves Nitrile Sterile Powder Free Singles.
  • Eight products are back in stock and available to order:
    • FTE798 – Examination Gloves Nitrile Accelerator Free Powder Free Sterile Medium 50 pairs blue
    • FTE3374 – Examination Gloves Nitrile Accelerator Free Powder Free Sterile Meditrade XL
    • FTE3370 – Examination Gloves Nitrile Accelerator Free Powder Free Sterile NVI Medic XL
    • FTE3375 – Examination Gloves Nitrile Accelerator Free Powder Free Sterile Meditrade Small
    • FTE3373 – Examination Gloves Nitrile Accelerator Free Powder Free Sterile NVI Medic Small
    • FTE3372 – Examination Gloves Nitrile Accelerator Free Powder Free Sterile Meditrade Medium
    • FTE3371 – Examination Gloves Nitrile Accelerator Free Powder Free Sterile NVI Medic Medium
    • FTE3369 – Examination Gloves Nitrile Accelerator Free Powder Free Sterile NVI Medic Large.
  • There are indirect alternative products available and can be ordered through the online catalogue.
  • We have updated the list of alternatives, please see our Downloads section to refer to the updated product listing for further information on the alternatives and affected product codes.
  • We anticipate a resolution date of January 2023.
  • Two of the previously affected product codes are back in stock and available to order:
    FTE806 – Examination Gloves Nitrile Accelerator Free Powder Free Sterile XL 50 pairs blue
    FTE797 – Examination Gloves Nitrile Accelerator Free Powder Free Sterile Small 50 pairs blue.
  • A further two products are now suspended:
    FTG446 Examination Gloves Nitrile Sterile Powder Free Singles
    FTE798 – Examination Gloves Nitrile Accelerator Free Powder Free Sterile.
  • In total there are currently 10 product codes now affected and unavailable to order through our online catalogue.
  • Indirect alternative products are available and can be ordered.
  • Please see our Downloads ▼ section to refer to the product listing detailing the currently affected product codes and for further information on the updated indirect alternative products available.
  • We anticipate a resolution date of 31 October 2022.
  • While stocks of specific products remain challenging, where possible we have obtained additional quantities of Sterile Nitrile gloves in Small, Medium and Large which are now available to purchase.
  • Three of the previously affected product codes are back in stock and available to order:
    • FTG202 – Examination Gloves Nitrile Sterile Powder Free Singles Small – 50 pairs
    • FTG203 – Examination Gloves Nitrile Sterile Powder Free Singles Medium – 50 pairs
    • FTG204 – Examination Gloves Nitrile Sterile Powder Free Singles Large – 50 pairs
  • Nine product codes remain suspended. A further three products are now suspended.
  • In total there are currently 12 product codes now affected and unavailable to order through our online catalogue.
  • Nine products remain suspended:
    • FTG448 – Examination Gloves Nitrile Sterile Powder Free Singles Large
    • FTE806 – Examination Gloves Nitrile Accelerator Free Powder Free Sterile XL 50 pairs blue
    • FTE3374 – Examination Gloves Nitrile Accelerator Free Powder Free Sterile Meditrade XL
    • FTE3370 – Examination Gloves Nitrile Accelerator Free Powder Free Sterile NVI Medic XL
    • FTE3375 – Examination Gloves Nitrile Accelerator Free Powder Free Sterile Meditrade Small
    • FTE3373 – Examination Gloves Nitrile Accelerator Free Powder Free Sterile NVI Medic Small
    • FTE3372 – Examination Gloves Nitrile Accelerator Free Powder Free Sterile Meditrade Medium
    • FTE3371 – Examination Gloves Nitrile Accelerator Free Powder Free Sterile NVI Medic Medium
    • FTE3369 – Examination Gloves Nitrile Accelerator Free Powder Free Sterile NVI Medic Large
  • Three further products are now suspended:
    • FTG446 – Examination Gloves Nitrile Sterile Powder Free Singles Small
    • FTE798 – Examination Gloves Nitrile Accelerator Free Powder Free Sterile Medium 50 pairs blue
    • FTE797 – Examination Gloves Nitrile Accelerator Free Powder Free Sterile Small 50 pairs blue
  • We have updated the list of alternatives, please see our Downloads section to refer to the updated product listing for further information on the alternatives and affected product codes.
  • We anticipate a resolution date of 1 October 2022.
  • The global pressures on the manufacture of Sterile Nitrile Examination Gloves are still ongoing.
  • Two of the previously affected product codes are now available to order:
    FTE799 – Examination Gloves Nitrile Accelerator Free Powder Free Sterile Large 50 pairs blue
    FTE797 – Examination Gloves Nitrile Accelerator Free Powder Free Sterile Small 50 pairs blue.
  • One additional product code is now affected and is unavailable to order:
    FTG202 – Examination Gloves Nitrile Sterile Powder Free Singles Small – 50 pairs.
  • 11 product codes remain affected and are still unavailable to order.
  • There are 12 product codes affected in total.
  • Indirect alternative products are now available and can be ordered through the online catalogue.
  • Please see our Downloads ▼ section for further information on the affected product codes in our product listings.
  • Customers are advised to consult your own clinical experts to ensure suitability for your organisations use of these products.
  • We anticipate disruption to supply until the end of the year.
  • Whilst stocks of specific products remain challenging, where possible, we have obtained additional quantities of Sterile Nitrile gloves in Small, Medium and Large which are now available to purchase.
  • Five product codes remain suspended. A further eight products are now suspended.
  • In total there are currently 13 product codes now affected and unavailable to order through our online catalogue.
  • Indirect alternative products are now available and can be ordered through the online catalogue.
  • Please see our Downloads ▼ section for further information on the affected product codes in our product listings.
  • Customers are advised to consult your own clinical experts to ensure suitability for your organisations use of these products.
  • We anticipate disruption to supply until the end of the year.
  • Three products are now available to order:
    FTE3376 – Examination Gloves Nitrile Accelerator Free Powder Free Sterile
    FTG446 – Examination Gloves Nitrile Sterile Powder Free Singles
    FTG845 – Examination Gloves Nitrile Sterile.
  • If you have any further questions, please contact your local NHS Supply Chain Customer Services Advisor.
  • The global pressures on the manufacture of Sterile Nitrile Examination Gloves is still ongoing.
  • Two further products are now suspended:
    FTE797 – Examination Gloves Nitrile Accelerator Free Powder Free Sterile Small 50 pairs blue
    FTG203. – Examination Gloves Nitrile Sterile Powder Free Singles Medium – 50 pairs.
  • In total, there are seven product codes affected by the suspension.
  • An additional two product codes have been delisted from our catalogue:
    FTG403 – Examination Gloves Nitrile Sterile Powder Free Extra Length Extra Length 400mm Medium
    FTG405 -Examination Gloves Nitrile Sterile Powder Free Extra Length Extra Length 400mm Extra Large.
  • In total, there are 15 products that have been delisted at the request of the supplier.
  • FTE3071 is now available to order through our online catalogue.
  • Indirect alternative products are now available and can be ordered through the online catalogue.
  • Please see our Downloads ▼ section for further information on the affected product codes in our product listings.
  • Customers are advised to consult your own clinical experts to ensure suitability for your organisations use of these products.
  • We anticipate disruption to supply until the end of the year.
  • If you have any further questions, please contact your local NHS Supply Chain Customer Services Advisor.
  • The global shortage of Accelerator Free Examination Gloves is still ongoing.
  • We now anticipate the continued disruption to supply until the end of October 2021.
  • Customers should order as per their usual process.
  • Orders placed for excessive order quantities may be subject to automatic system reduction or cancellation.
  • Customers will be contacted by their Customer Services Advisor if their order has been cancelled.
  • Customers are advised to log into our website to view the affected product codes. 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.
  • 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 20 September 2022

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