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Supply Issues Unisurge International Ltd Procedure Packs (ICN 1877)

Important Customer Notice Supply Issues

Ref: 2022/1877 ICN Number: 1877

Change:                      

  • The supplier Unisurge International Ltd has informed us of a supply issue with its Procedure Packs.
  • There are three products affected:
    • EVX055 – Bowl polypropylene wrapped in a polythene bag sterile 1000ml single wrap
    • EVX125 – Pack supplementary jug graduated polypropylene sterile 1 litre
    • EVX163 – Gallipot sterile 60ml graduated polypropylene – single wrap latex free.
  • The supply issue is due to an increase in demand on these three products resulting from other supplier’s supply issues within this product area.

Impact:

  • EVX055 is currently suspended until production rates are increased to meet current demands and ensure orders can be fulfilled.
  • EVX125 and EVX163 are currently in the process of being suspended.
  • Orders have been fulfilled where possible, however, customers can expect to see current and future orders / lines cancelled due to insufficient stock.
  • Potential direct and 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 codes.
  • The supply issue is ongoing for a period of up to two months. We will update the ICN when we have further information.

Next Steps:                 

  • Customers are encouraged to review the alternative products provided on the ICN and place orders for these where possible and where suitable.
  • Customers are also advised to liaise with their stores to find out their current stock holdings and adjust their usage where possible, to help with reducing the rate in which stock is depleted.
  • When reviewing any alternatives customers should consider factors such as clinical compliance, compatibility and cost.
  • 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 ▼

  • 1877 Product Listing with Alternatives 18 November 2022

    An Excel file showing the product listing with alternatives for ICN 1877.
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