Suspended Products

Important Customer Notice Update

Ref: 2020/1046 ICN Number: 1046

Due to an exceptional increase in national demand for ICU products, they have been suspended with immediate effect.

This is to protect stockholding and push out volumes in line with the NHS England and NHS Improvement consumption model. It aims to ensure that trusts continue to have access to the consumables they need to provide patient care and to avoid unnecessary risks of stock shortages.


  • There is a change to the NIV masks suspended with four NPCs reinstated and four NPCs suspended.
  • The four reinstated codes are available to order through our online catalogue are:
  • The four NPCs suspended and currently unavailable to order are:
  • See our Downloads ▼ section for further information on the affected products.

Affected Products:

  • The following product areas are currently suspended:
Product Areas Number of NPCs Date Suspended Date Reinstated
NIV Masks 64 5, 14 and 28 May 2020
Tracheostomy Kits 51 11 and 14 May 2020
Tracheostomy Tubes 31 11 and 14 May 2020
Vascular Catheters 19 11 and 14 May 2020
Bi Level Humidification 15 15 May 2020
Breathing Circuits Humidified Dual Limb 14 18 May 2020
Exhalation Port 3 18 May 2020
  • The are currently 197 affected product codes are unavailable to order from our online catalogue.
  • See our Downloads ▼ section for further information on the affected product codes.

Next Steps:

  • If you have a clinical requirement to order any of the NPCs listed above which is a clinical necessity, please escalate this to the Consumables Group lead via the request form on the NHS Supply Chain website:
  • In response to the increased need for clinical consumables during the COVID-19 pandemic it is imperative that requests for NIV Masks are closely monitored and that supply volumes requested by trusts are appropriate to local demand.
  • This ICN will be updated when the affected products are reinstated and available to order, or if any additional codes are affected.

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  • 1046 Suspended Products Product Listing

    Updated on 28 May 2020.

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