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Supply Issues Multiple Suppliers Drapes and Theatre Protective Clothing Products (ICN 1523)

Important Customer Notice Update

Ref: 2022/1523 ICN Number: 1523
  • The supply issue with Drapes and Theatre Protective Clothing from multiple suppliers is continuing.
  • Two product codes remain affected in total:
    • ELW470 – Drape incise sterile 30x20cm incise area 26x20cm iodophor impregnated framed delivery system
    • BWK1171 – Gown Warm Up Warm up jackets multi-l ayer blue extra large.
  • The affected product codes remain suspended and unavailable to order.
  • Potential indirect alternative products are available to order through our online catalogue for some of the affected products.
  • See our Downloads ▼ section to access the product listing for further information on the affected product codes and potential alternatives.
  • Please note there are no identified alternatives for ELW470.
  • The supply issue is now anticipated to be resolved by 30 June 2024.
  • The supply issue of Drapes and Theatre Protective clothing from multiple suppliers is improving.
  • Two product codes are now available to order through our online catalogue:
    • VJL264 and BWF065.
  • Two affected product codes are now suspended and unavailable to order:
    • ELW470 and BWK1171.
  • Two product codes remain affected in total.
  • 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.
  • Please note there are currently no alternatives for ELW470 – Drape incise sterile.
  • 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. We will update this ICN as soon as we have further information.
  • The supply issue is now anticipated to be resolved by 30 May 2024.
  • The supply issue of Drapes and Theatre Protective clothing from multiple suppliers is improving.
  • Two of the previously delisted codes have now been reactivated:
    • BWK1170 and BWK1171.
  • 12 product codes are now available to order through our online catalogue:
    • BWK1157, BWK8110, ELW414, VJD3372, VJD3376, VJD3377, VJD3378, VJD4291, VJD4303, VJD2098, VJD4312 and BWK1170.
  • Three affected product codes are now suspended and unavailable to order:
    • BWF065, ELW470 and BWK1171.
  • One affected product code remains unavailable to order:
    • VJL264.
  • Four product codes remain affected in total.
  • 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.
  • One of the indirect alternatives is available while stocks last.
    • BWF224.
  • 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. We will update this ICN as soon as we have further information.
  • The supply issue is now anticipated to be resolved by 1 May 2024.
  • The supply issue of Drapes and Theatre Protective Clothing from multiple suppliers is improving.
  • Seven product codes are now available to order from our online catalogue:
    • VJH485, VJD3980, ELW819, ELW861, ELW891, VJD2129 and VJD287.
  • One further product code is now affected and unavailable to order:
    • ELW470 – Drape incise sterile.
  • 13 product codes remain unavailable to order from our online catalogue.
  • 14 product codes are now affected in total.
  • 24 product codes remain delisted and unavailable to order.
  • 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 codes and potential alternatives.
  • The Drapes and Theatre Protective Clothing market is impacted due to unprecedented demand from suppliers being out of stock due to raw material shortages and mid/long term machine capacity impacting other suppliers supporting shortages.
  • We are working with suppliers to build inventory based on the usage required.
  • We will continue to review the stock to minimise further disruption and we will update this ICN as soon as we have further information.
  • The supply issue is still anticipated to be resolved by 1 April 2024.

 

  • The supply issue of Drapes and Theatre Protective Clothing from multiple suppliers is continuing.
  • 20 product codes remain unavailable to order.
  • 24 product codes remain delisted and unavailable to order.
  • 44 product codes are affected in total.
  • 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 codes and potential alternatives.
  • The Drapes and Theatre Protective Clothing market is impacted due to unprecedented demand from suppliers being out of stock due to raw material shortages and mid/long term machine capacity impacting other suppliers supporting shortages.
  • We are working with suppliers to build inventory based on the usage required.
  • 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 1 April 2024.
  • The supply issue for Drapes and Theatre Protective Clothing from multiple suppliers is ongoing.
  • The Drapes and Theatre Protective Clothing market is impacted due to unprecedented demand from suppliers being out of stock and to raw material shortages and mid/long term machine capacity impacting other suppliers supporting shortages. We are working with suppliers to build inventory based on the usage required.
  • 38 product codes are now available to order through our online catalogue since the last update.
  • A further eight product codes are now affected by the supply issue.
  • A total of 20 product codes are currently unavailable to order.
  • 17 of the previously affected product codes have now been delisted from our online catalogue.
  • One additional product code has also been delisted and is no longer available to order.
  • There are 18 product codes in total that have been delisted since the last update.
  • Potential direct and 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 anticipated to be resolved by 31 October 2023.
  • The supply issue for Drapes and Theatre Protective Clothing from multiple suppliers is ongoing.
  • The Drapes and Theatre Protective Clothing market is impacted due to unprecedented demand from suppliers being out of stock due to raw material shortages and mid/long term machine capacity impacting other suppliers supporting shortages. We are working with suppliers to build inventory based on the usage required.
  • Seven additional product code is now suspended and unavailable to order:
    • VJD2709, VJD3295, ELW289, ELW191, ELW189, VJD142, and VJD3713.
  • There are now 67 product codes affected in total.
  • See our Downloads section to access the product listing for further information on the affected product codes and potential indirect alternatives.
  • The supply issue is anticipated to be resolved by 30 June 2023.
  • The supply issue for Drapes and Theatre Protective Clothing from multiple suppliers is ongoing.
  • An additional product code is now suspended and unavailable to order:
    • VJD2129 – Drape Isolation 320 x 213cm.
  • There are now 60 product codes affected in total.
  • See our Downloads section to access the product listing for further information on the affected product codes and potential indirect alternatives.
  • The Drapes and Theatre Protective Clothing market is impacted due to unprecedented demand from suppliers, being out of stock due to raw material shortages and mid/long term machine capacity impacting other suppliers supporting shortages.
  • We are working with suppliers to build inventory based on the usage required.
  • The supply issue is anticipated to be resolved by 30 June 2023.
  • The supply issue for Drapes and Theatre Protective Clothing from multiple suppliers is ongoing.
  • 44 product codes are now available to order.
  • Five product codes have been delisted.
  • An additional 31 product codes are now affected.
  • There are now a total of 59 product codes affected in total.
  • See our Downloads section to access the product listing for further information on the affected product codes and potential indirect alternatives.
  • The Drapes and Theatre Protective Clothing market is impacted due to unprecedented demand from suppliers, being out of stock due to raw material shortages and mid/long term machine capacity impacting other suppliers supporting shortages.
  • We are working with suppliers to build inventory based on the usage required.
  • The supply issue is anticipated to be resolved by 30 June 2023.
  • The supply issue for Drapes from multiple suppliers is ongoing.
  • A further eight product codes are now affected.
  • There are a total of 77 product codes affected.
  • The drapes market is impacted due to unprecedented demand.
  • The supply issues are due to raw materials shortages and machine capacity issues.
  • This is impacting all suppliers.
  • We are working with suppliers to build inventory based on the demand required.
  • Customers are advised to monitor their current stock levels and adjust their usage where possible, with the view to reducing the rate at which stock is depleted.
  • NHS Supply Chain is engaging with all suppliers to help resume normal production. The category team and clinical team are holding regular meetings with 365 Healthcare Ltd to obtain updates.
  • See our Downloads section to access the product listing for further information on the affected product codes and potential indirect alternatives.
  • Although we do not currently have a resolution date for the supply issue, we will update the ICN as soon as we have further information.

 

  • The supply issue for Drapes from multiple suppliers is ongoing.
  • A further four product codes are affected.
  • There are now a total of 69 product codes affected.
  • All the affected product codes are subject to intermittent supply.
  • Customers are advised to monitor their current stock levels and adjust their usage where possible, with the view to reducing the rate at which stock is depleted.
  • NHS Supply Chain is engaging with all suppliers to help resume normal production. The category team and clinical team are holding regular meetings with the suppliers to obtain updates.
  • See our Downloads section to access the product listing for further information on the affected product codes and potential indirect alternatives.
  • Although we do not currently have a resolution date for the supply issue, we will update the ICN as soon as we have further information.
  • The supply issue for Drapes from multiple suppliers is ongoing.
  • A further 9 product codes are now affected.
  • A total of 65 product codes are affected.
  • All the affected product codes are now subject to intermittent supply.
  • Customers are advised to monitor their current stock levels and adjust their usage where possible, with the view to reducing the rate at which stock is depleted.
  • NHS Supply Chain is engaging with all suppliers to help resume normal production. The category team and clinical team are holding regular meetings with 365 Healthcare Ltd to obtain updates.
  • See our Downloads section to access the product listing for further information on the affected product codes and potential alternatives.
  • Although we do not currently have a resolution date for the supply issue, we will update the ICN as soon as we have further information.

Change:

  • Multiple suppliers have informed us of a supply issue for Drapes.
  • There are currently 56 product codes affected.
  • The supply issues  are due to a number of reasons including:
    • Power outages in China; causing imposed power cuts and rationing for industrial users resulting in manufacturing delays.
    • Transportation delays; high demand for ocean freight from Asia to the EU and Asia to US means there is a lack of worldwide sea freight capacity.
    • A lack of empty containers available in Asia.
    • Lockdowns due to COVID-19 have resulted in reduced availability of warehouse and logistics personnel.

Impact:          

  • The affected product codes are currently unavailable to order.
  • Alternatives are being reviewed on a regular basis on what is available per supplier.
  • Delays are being seen on the Blue Diamond route and suppliers are seeing increased demand and unable to adjust forecasting.
  • Direct 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 the alternatives available.
  • The supply issues are anticipated to continue for an unknown period of time due to the impact on the market as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.
  • We will continue to review the current situation and the impact of supply Drapes with suppliers.

Next Steps:     

  • Customers are advised to log into our website to view the direct alternative products.
  • 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 ▼

  • 1523 Drapes Product Listing with Alternatives 1 May 2024

    An Excel file detailing the affected product codes for ICN 1523.
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