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Dempson Paper Bags Price Increase


ICN number:587

  • Date:25/01/2019
  • Product area:Office Solutions | Ward Based Consumables |


  • In ICN 440 we previously informed customers of a supply issue affecting the range of paper bags, manufactured by Dempsons and supplied by Banner.
  • Following on from this supply issue, changes are being made within the paper bag range, manufactured by Dempson. The changes are being made due to a proposed price increase across these lines from Banner.
  • There are 20 NHS Supply Chain product codes in the Dempson paper bag range.
  • NHS Supply Chain has declined the price increase requested for 14 products in the range, these product codes will be delisted.
  • Six paper bag products will remain available on the framework but have price increases attributed. These bags remain available due to the requirement of Mental Health Trusts to have paper bags available. NHS Supply Chain were unable to source any other suitable alternative paper bags for this framework.


  • The price increase and delisting of the affected product codes will occur on 1 February 2019.
  • Where delists have occurred potential indirect alternative products are available to order through our online catalogue. The indirect alternatives are identified as plastic bags.
  • Please refer to the Delisted Product Listing and Price Change Product Listing below for further information on affected product codes, potential alternatives and pricing.

Next Steps:

  • Customers are advised to refer to their Trust waste policy and the RCN guidance 'The management of waste from health, social and personal care' for use of alternative products.
  • Customers are advised to log in to our website to view the affected products.
  • If you have any further questions, please contact your local NHS Supply Chain Account Manager or Customer Service Advisor.

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587 Dempson Delisted Products with Alternatives

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587 Dempson Price Change Product Listing

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Should you require further information about this contract, including pricing and how to order the products, please contact your NHS Supply Chain account manager using the link below.

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