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Supply Issues Polymer Products Multiple Products (ICN 1845)

Important Customer Notice Supply Issues

Ref: 2022/1845 ICN Number: 1845


  • The new Polymer Products framework went live on 31 October 2022.
  • As part of the Polymer Products framework launch, customers are required to switch to the alternative products for lots 1 and 2 depending on the depot they are served from.
  • However, some of the inbound stock of the alternatives has been slightly delayed for framework Go Live on 31 October 2022.
  • There are seven product codes affected.
  • The supply issue is due to shipping delays.


  • The seven affected product codes are currently unavailable to order:
    • MVN1695, MVN1680, MVN1696, MVN1664, MVN1707, MVN1682, MVN1699.
  • Customers are advised to continue to purchase the current products and then switch across to the new products once they are available via the online catalogue.
  • See our Downloads section to review the attached ‘Polymer Products – Stock Depletion and Alternatives Availability’ document for further detail.
  • The clinical waste bags are anticipated to be available by 5 December 2022.
  • The domestic waste bags are anticipated to be available by 14 November 2022.

Next Steps:

  • Customers are advised to log into our website to view and order the alternative products. Please bear in mind that the delayed products will not be visible on the online catalogue until the date shown on the document.
  • 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 ▼

  • 1845 Polymer Products - Stock Depletion and Alternatives Availability 3 November 2022

    A PDF showing the stock depletion and alternatives available for ICN 1845.