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Vernacare Paediatric Throat Pack EVE005

Ref:2018/549

ICN number:549

  • Date:05/02/2019
  • Product area:Sterile Intervention Equipment |

Update: 05/02/2019

  • Further to ICN 549 issued on 10 December, the potential alternative product code EMG002 has become unavailable due to increased demand.
  • The original affected product, EVE005 is still unavailable to order.
  • A further potential alternative product code EVE006, Throat pack, absorbent cotton gauze adult, 120 x 10cm green 4 ply sterile will be in stock and available to order from 18 February.
  • An alternative product, EVX799, is now available to order.
  • NHS Supply Chain are engaging with clinical teams and other suppliers in order to see if further comparable products can be made available.

Next Steps:

  • Customers are advised to log in to our website to view the potential indirect alternative product.
  • The supplier continues to review their manufacturing process to address the issues.
  • Customers wishing to contact Vernacare direct can contact Joanne Tong: Joanne.Tong@vernacare.com
  • If you have any further questions, please contact your local NHS Supply Chain Account Manager or Customer Service 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

Previous Update: 08/01/2019

  • Further to ICN 549 issued on 10 December, the potential alternative product code EMG002 has become unavailable due to increased demand.
  • The original affected product, EVE005 is still unavailable to order.
  • A further potential alternative product code EVE006, Throat pack, absorbent cotton gauze adult, 120 x 10cm green 4 ply sterile will be in stock and available to order from 16 January.
  • Due to the bespoke nature of these products there are currently no alternative products available to order until 16 January 2019.
  • NHS Supply Chain are engaging with clinical teams and other suppliers in order to see if further comparable products can be made available.

Next Steps:

  • Customers are advised to log in to our website to view the potential indirect alternative product.
  • The supplier continues to review their manufacturing process to address the issues.
  • Customers wishing to contact Vernacare direct can contact Joanne Tong: Joanne.Tong@vernacare.com
  • If you have any further questions, please contact your local NHS Supply Chain Account Manager or Customer Service 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.

Previous Update: 10/12/2018

Change:

  • The supplier Vernacare has informed us of a temporary supply issue with its Paediatric Throat Pack, absorbent cotton gauze, 120 x 7.5cm green 4 ply sterile XRD, EVE005.
  • This supply issue has arisen because Vernacare no longer undertakes part of the manufacturing process, as this has been outsourced. This has resulted in a delay in the supply of the product.

Impact:

  • EVE005 is currently unavailable to order.
  • A potential indirect alternative product is available to order through our online catalogue:
    EMG002 – Paediatric Throat Pack, absorbent cotton gauze x ray detectable bp, 180 x 10cm 4ply green sterile.
  • Please refer to the product listing below for further information on the affected product code.
  • The supply issue is anticipated to be resolved by 30 April 2019.

Next Steps:

  • Customers are advised to log in to our website to view the potential indirect alternative product.
  • The supplier is currently reviewing the manufacturing process to address this issue.
  • If you have any further questions, please contact your local NHS Supply Chain Account Manager or Customer Service 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.

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