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Supply Issues 3M UK IV Dressing ELW074 (ICN 2233)

Important Customer Notice Resolved

Ref: 2023/2233 ICN Number: 2233

 

  • The supply issue with IV Dressing products from 3M UK is now resolved.
  • ELW074 is now available to order through our online catalogue.
  • This ICN is now closed.
  • The supply issue with IV Dressing products from 3M UK is continuing.
  • ELW056 is now available to order through our online catalogue.
  • One further product code is now suspended and unavailable to order:
    • ELW074 – Dressing IV vapour-permeable adhesive film sterile.
  • One product code remains affected in total.
  • ELW074 will be subject to intermittent supply throughout coming months due to short term reduced manufacturing capabilities.
  • Potential indirect alternative products are available to order through our online catalogue for the affected products. However, some of these products may also become subject to intermittent supply with the increase in demand.
  • See our Downloads ▼ section to access the product listing for further information on the affected product code and potential alternatives.
  • We will continue to review the stock to minimise further disruption and will update this ICN as soon as we have further information.
  • The supply issue is now anticipated to be resolved by 15 February 2024.
  • The supply issue with IV Dressing products from 3M UK is continuing.
  • One product code remains affected in total:
    • ELW056 – Dressing IV vapour-permeable adhesive film sterile.
  • The affected product code is now suspended and unavailable to order.
  • The issue is due to short term manufacturing capabilities.
  • Potential indirect alternative products are available to order through our online catalogue for the affected product. However, some of these products may also become subject to intermittent supply with the increase in demand.
  • See our Downloads ▼ section to access the product listing for further information on the affected product code and potential alternatives.
  • We will continue to review the stock to minimise further disruption and will update this ICN as soon as we have further information.
  • The supply issue is now anticipated to be resolved by 28 December 2023.
  • The supply issue of Dressing IV vapour-permeable adhesive film sterile with 3M UK is continuing.
  • ELW056 is now subject to intermittent supply.
  • 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 continuing supply issue is being monitored in conjunction with the supplier and we will continue to review the stock situation to minimise further disruption and update this ICN with the latest information as it becomes available.
  • The supply issue is now anticipated to be resolved by 30 November 2023.

Change:

  • The supplier 3M UK has informed us of a supply issue with its Dressing IV vapour-permeable adhesive film sterile – ELW056.
  • The supply issue is due to reduced manufacturing capabilities resulting from short term personnel availability.
  • This product is now being threshold managed as it is subject to Protect Demand Management.

Impact:

  • ELW056 is available to order through NHS Supply Chain. However, trusts are allocated a maximum daily quantity or “threshold” to ensure fair supply of available stock across the NHS.
  • 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 30 September 2023.

Next Steps:              

  • Customers are advised to log into our website to view the potential indirect alternative products.
  • Customers are advised to log into our website to view the product codes currently subject to Protect Demand Management.
  • The continuing supply issue is being monitored in conjunction with the supplier and we will continue to monitor the stock situation to minimise further disruption and update this ICN with the latest information as it becomes available.
  • 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 organisations use of these products.

 

Downloads ▼

  • 2233 3M UK Product Listing with Alternatives 15 December 2023

    An Excel file showing the product listing with alternatives for ICN 2233.
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