Medtronic Ltd Surgical Sutures

Important Customer Notice Resolved

Ref: 2019/877 ICN Number: 877
  • The supplier Medtronic Ltd has informed us that the temporary supply issue has now been resolved.
  • All of the affected product codes are now available to order through our online catalogue.

Change:

  • The supplier Medtronic Ltd has informed us that five of the previously affected codes are now available to order through our online catalogue.
  • The five product codes available to order are:
    FKV093 – Sutures Absorbable Velosorb 2-0 undyed 90cm KV34 X36 braided 1/2 circle.
    FVQ883 – Suture biosyn Biosyn 3-0 undyed 45cm P12 X12 monofilament 3/8 circle reverse cutting 19mm needle.
    FVM010 – Suture polysorb pre-cut Polysorb 3-0 violet 6X75cm PCT X24 braided.
    FVO111 – Suture biosyn Biosyn 4-0 undyed 45cm DX16 X12 monofilament 3/8 circle 16mm needle.
    FVN006 – Suture ticron Ticron 2-0 blue 75cm SC250 DA X12 braided straight cutting 50mm needle.

Impact:

  • There remain two product codes affected by the temporary supply issue:
    FVL847 – Suture surgipro Surgipro 1 blue 120cm LP GS26 X24 monofilament 1/2 circle 65mm needle.
    FVL822 – Suture monosof Monosof 2-0 black 75cm GS11 X36 monofilament 1/2 circle reverse cutting 37mm needle.
  • The anticipated resolution date for product code FVL847 is 16 November 2019.
  • The anticipated resolution date for product code FVL822 is 4 December 2019.
  • Unfortunately, there is no available alternative for product code FVL847, please consult your own clinical experts to source alternative products.
  • A potential indirect alternative is available for product code FVL822.

Next Steps:

  • Please refer to the product listing below for further information on the affected product codes.
  • If you have any further questions, please contact your local NHS Supply Chain Customer Services 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.

Change:

  • The supplier Medtronic Ltd has informed us of a temporary supply issue with its Surgical Sutures.
  • There are seven product codes affected.
  • The supply issue is due to delays in manufacture and shipment.

Impact:

  • The affected product codes are currently unavailable to order from immediate effect.
  • Five of the affected product codes have potential indirect alternative products available to order through our online catalogue.
  • For two of the affected product codes there are no alternatives, please consult your own clinical experts to source alternative products.
  • Please refer to the product listing below for further information on the affected product codes.
  • The supply issue is anticipated to be resolved by 4 November 2019.

Next Steps:

  • Customers are advised to log into our website to view the potential indirect alternative products.
  • If you have any further questions, please contact your local NHS Supply Chain Customer Services 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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  • 877 Medtronic Surgical Sutures Product Listing with Alternatives

    An excel file detailing Medtronics affected products for ICN 877.

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