Supply Issues Vernacare Bedpan Liner and Urine Sampling Cup FSE014 and FSX105 (ICN 1658)

Important Customer Notice Supply Issues

Ref: 2022/1658 ICN Number: 1658

Change:

  • The supplier Vernacare has informed us of a reduced supply issue with its Bedpan Liner and Urine Sampling Cup.
  • The two product codes affected are:
    FSE014 – Bedpan Liner midi Slipper 1.3 litre capacity
    FSX105 – Urine Sampling cup    300ml capacity.

Impact:

  • The supply position will be improved from 24 May 2022 at which point national demand will be satisfied for FSE014 through the availability of additional stocks from Vernacare.
  • Supplies from alternative sources will also be made available week commencing 30 May 2022.
  • For product code FSX105 – An alternative product will become available week commencing 30 May 2022 to cover the temporary supply issue.
  • Supplementary NPC codes will follow in an ICN update and be added as direct alternatives.
  • Please note that there is no change to description, product type or pack size.
  • Customers may experience reduced supply on both affected product codes FSE014 and FSX105.
  • 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:
    FSE014 – 24 May 2022
    FSX105 – 20 June 2022.

Next Steps:

  • FSE014 – Customers should continue to order as much stock as they would normally require, where additional stock is required, please re-order after 24 May 2022.
  • In addition, check for an ICN update or the website for the alternative NPC which will be made available from week commencing 30 May 2022.
  • FSX105 – Customers should consider temporary alternative products:
    FSL2231 Bowl General Purpose 1 Litre and FTL035 Measuring Jug 1 litre. In addition, check for an ICN update or the website for the alternative NPC which will be made available from week commencing 30 May 2022.
  • Customers are advised to log into our website to view the potential indirect alternative products.
  • Customers are advised to update their ordering systems, favourite lists and any other 3rd party ordering systems.
  • If you have any further questions, please contact your local NHS Supply Chain Customer Services Advisor.

Downloads ▼

  • 1658 Vernacare Product Listing with Alternatives 16 May 2022

    An Excel file detailing the affected product codes for ICN 1658.
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