Hospitals blocked from ordering more than 150 critical care products directly

Register and reap the benefits

Become a member of the HCSA to gain access to a variety of support tools and services.

Join us

Winter Conference 2021 Countdown


HCSA Job Board

All the latest NHS procurement job opportunities

See the latest jobs..

  • 151 intensive care unit consumables suspended from national catalogue
  • NHS Supply Chain says move will prevent shortages
  • Some previously suspended products reinstated

Hospitals have been blocked from ordering dozens of critical care products through normal channels because of an “exceptional increase in national demand.”

NHS Supply Chain has been suspending intensive care unit consumables from its online catalogue since early May to prevent shortages, according to its website.

Fifteen new items, including eight tracheostomy kits, five tracheostomy tubes and one vascular catheter, were suspended from the catalogue on Friday morning, bringing the total to 151 products.

Read full article

 

Source: HSJ