Supply Issues Bard Integration with Becton Dickinson Multiple Products (ICN 1684)

Important Customer Notice Update

Ref: 2022/1684 ICN Number: 1684
  • Following novation of Bard products to Becton Dickinson, system issues on the supplier side have been identified regarding products on the Blue Diamond supply route.
  • To ensure continuity of supply whilst Beckton Dickinson resolve the related system errors, all 81 affected codes will be made available to order via eDirect.
  • Please see our Downloads section to refer to the product listing for further information on the affected product codes.
  • The novation of Bard products to Becton Dickinson has now been completed. All suspensions on products due to migrate over have now been lifted.
  • This includes 1,246 products which have been purchased in the last 12 months, as well as 3,125 with no sales against them.


  • The supplier Bard has informed us that the company will be integrated with Becton Dickinson.
  • Whilst the company’s systems are updated to reflect the transition, products will be unavailable to order through NHS Supply Chain’s catalogue or directly with either supplier.
  • There are circa over 4,000 product codes affected.
  • The product codes listed are just the ones purchased through NHS Supply Chain in the last 12 months.
  • Please note this only affects products supplied by the Blue Diamond or eDirect supply routes.
  • No NPC codes will be changing following the systems update.
  • This supply disruption is due to the integration of Bard’s product lines into Becton Dickinson’s technological systems.


  • The affected products will be unavailable to order from 23 June 2022.
  • Please See our Downloads ▼ section to refer to the product listing for further information on the affected product codes.
  • The supply issue is anticipated to be resolved by 5 July 2022.

Next Steps:    

  • Customers are advised to review their current stock levels of affected products and are encouraged to place those orders through NHS Supply Chain no later than Friday 17 June 2022 in order to allow Bard sufficient time to meet all orders placed before Thursday 23 June 2022.
  • Please only order based on volumes that will be needed to cover the suspension period which should end on Tuesday 5 July 2022.
  • For further information on this matter please view the customer correspondences in our Downloads ▼ section.
  • If you have any further questions, please contact your local NHS Supply Chain Customer Services Advisor.

Downloads ▼

  • 1684 Bard Product Listing with Alternatives 26 July 2022

    An Excel file detailing the affected product codes for ICN 1684.
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  • 1684 Bard Customer Correspondence Letter 1 June 2022

    A PDF of the Customer Letter for ICN 1684.