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Eximex Specimen Bags

Ref:2018/403

ICN number:403

  • Date:12/07/2018
  • Product area:

Update 12/07/2018

  • We previously advised that alternative products for KFD007, KFD009, KFD011, KFD028, MVH005, MVH010, MVH085, and MVP500, would not be available until week commencing 23 July 2018.
  • We now have interim alternatives available for KFD011, MVH005, MVH085, and MVP500; available from 16 July 2018.
  • The interim product codes are KFD277, MVH034, MVH035, MVP001.
  • Please refer to the updated product listing below for further information.

Previous Update 02/07/2018

Change:

  • The supplier Eximex UK Ltd has informed us of temporary supply issue for eight Specimen/Re-sealable Polythene Bag product codes.
  • The supply issue is due to an overseas delay with inbound stock from an Essimex supplier.
  • The eight product codes affected are KFD007, KFD009, KFD011, KFD028, MVH005, MVH010, MVH085, and MVP500.

Impact:

  • The affected product codes are currently or shortly will become, out of stock and unavailable to order.
  • Indirect alternatives are available now for product codes KFD011, KFD028 and MVH005.
  • Direct alternatives will be available for all affected codes from week commencing 23 July 2018.
  • Customers should expect a gap in supply for some direct alternative products, prior to week commencing 23 July 2018.
  • Please refer to the product listing below for further information.

Next Steps:

  • We are currently engaging with the market locally, to understand if any interim alternatives can be made available immediately.
  • We will share any further updates with you regarding the supply disruption and anticipated timeline for supply to resume as soon as we can.
  • If you have any further questions, please contact your local NHS Supply Chain Account Manager or Customer Service Advisor.

Whilst we have consulted our clinical team, please note that due to the clinical nature of these alternative products we do advise you to consult your own clinical experts to ensure suitability for your organisations’ use of these products.

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