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Supply Issues Attends Procedure Pad Virgin Fluff (ICN 1779)

Important Customer Notice Update

Ref: 2022/1779 ICN Number: 1779
  • The supplier Attends UK Ltd has informed us of a further product affected by the supply issue:
    • VMU331 – Procedure Pad Virgin Fluff 60x40cm.
  • This product is currently subject to intermittent supply issues.
  • The remaining two previously affected codes are still being threshold managed and are subject to Protect Demand Management.
  • They remain available to order through NHS Supply Chain. However, trusts are allocated a maximum daily quantity “threshold” to ensure fair supply of available stock across the NHS.
  • See our Downloads section for a full list of product codes subject to Protect Demand Management.
  • Potential indirect alternative products are available to order through our online catalogue.
  • See our Downloads section to access the product listing for further information on the affected product codes and potential alternatives.
  • Supply of the affected product codes and the indirect alternatives may be intermittently in and out of stock until full supply resumes.
  • The supply issue is now anticipated to be resolved by the end of November 2022.
  • The supplier Attends UK Ltd has informed us of a further product affected by the supply issue:
    • Procedure Pad Virgin Fluff 60x60cm, VMU022.
  • Both affected product codes are being threshold managed and are subject to Protect Demand Management. The product codes remain available to order through NHS Supply Chain.
  • However, trusts are allocated a maximum daily quantity “threshold” to ensure fair supply of available stock across the NHS.
  • See our Downloads section for a full list of product codes subject to Protect Demand Management.
  • Potential indirect alternative products are available to order through our online catalogue.
  • See our Downloads section to access the product listing for further information on the affected product codes and potential alternatives.
  • Supply of the affected product codes and the indirect alternatives may be intermittently in and out of stock until full supply resumes.
  • The supply issue is now anticipated to be resolved by the end of September 2022.

Change:

  • The supplier Attends UK Ltd has informed us of a supply issue with its Procedure Pad Virgin Fluff 60x90cm, VMU026.
  • The supply issue is due to an unprecedented increase in usage. 

Impact:          

  • VMU026 is currently subject to intermittent supply with immediate effect.
  • Potential indirect alternative products are available to order through our online catalogue.
  • See our Downloads section to access the product listing for further information on the affected product code and potential alternatives.
  • The supply issue is anticipated to be resolved by the end of August 2022. 

Next Steps:              

  • Customers are advised to log into our website to view the potential indirect alternative product.
  • If you have any further questions, please contact your local NHS Supply Chain Customer Relationship Manager or 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 organisations use of these products.

Downloads ▼

  • 1779 Attends Product Listing with Alternatives 22 August 2022

    An Excel file showing the Product Listing with Alternatives for ICN 1779.
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  • Control and Protect Demand Managed Product Matrix

    An Excel file detailing the products currently subject to Control and Protect Demand Management. This is updated weekly.
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