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Supply Issues 3m United Kingdom and Bunzl Healthcare Adhesive Film Dressing ELW215, ELW552, ELW880 (ICN 1768)

Important Customer Notice Supply Issues

Ref: 2022/1768 ICN Number: 1768
  • One of the previously affected product codes is now available to order:
    • ELW215 Dressing vapour-permeable adhesive film sterile 10cm x 25cm.
  • Two product codes remain unavailable to order:
    • ELW552 Dressing vapour-permeable adhesive film sterile 4cm x 5cm.
    • ELW880 Dressing vapour-permeable adhesive film sterile 10cm x 25cm.
  • Potential indirect alternative products are available to order through our online catalogue.
  • Please see our Downloads ▼ section to refer to the product listing for further information on the affected product codes and potential alternative products.
  • Supply of the affected product codes and indirect alternatives may be intermittently in and out of stock until full supply resumes.
  • The supply issue is anticipated to be resolved for the remaining product codes by the end of November 2022.

Change:

  • The suppliers 3m United Kingdom and Bunzl Healthcare have informed us of a supply issue with some of their Dressing Vapour Permeable Adhesive Film Sterile products.
  • The three product codes affected are:
    • ELW215 Dressing vapour-permeable adhesive film sterile 10cm x 25cm
    • ELW552 Dressing vapour-permeable adhesive film sterile 4cm x 5cm
    • ELW880 Dressing vapour-permeable adhesive film sterile 10cm x 25cm.
  • The supply issue for ELW215 is due to 3m United Kingdom having transit delays with shipping the products from Germany, and as a result has not been able to meet trust demand.
  • Bunzl Healthcare is unable to provide ELW552 and ELW880 as a result of the current lock down in Shanghai.

Impact:

  • The affected codes are currently unavailable to order.
  • Potential indirect alternative products are available to order through our online catalogue:
    • ELW1073 Dressing vapour-permeable adhesive film sterile 10cm x 25cm
    • ELW211 Dressing vapour-permeable adhesive film sterile 6cm x 7cm
    • ELW969 Dressing vapour-permeable adhesive film sterile 15cm x 20cm
    • ELW550 Dressing vapour-permeable adhesive film sterile 6cm x 7cm
    • ELW646 Dressing vapour-permeable adhesive film sterile 6cm x 7cm.
  • See our Downloads section to access the product listing for further information on the affected product codes.
  • Supply of the affected product codes and indirect alternatives may be intermittently in and out of stock until full supply resumes.
  • The supply issue is anticipated to be resolved for both suppliers by mid-October 2022.

Next Steps:

  • Customers are advised to log into our website to view the potential indirect/direct 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 organisations use of these products.

Downloads ▼

  • 1768 3m and Bunzl Product Listing with Alternatives 26 October 2022

    An Excel file showing the product listing with alternatives for ICN 1768.
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