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Supply Issue Medtronic Limited Surgical Sutures (ICN 1966)

Important Customer Notice Supply Issues

Ref: 2023/1966 ICN Number: 1966


  • The supplier Medtronic Limited has informed us of a supply issue with its Surgical Sutures products across their V-loc range products.
  • There are 28 product codes affected at present, however, please expect further disruptions.
  • The supply issue is due to manufacturing delays.


  • The affected product codes are still available to order on intermittent supply basis.
  • Potential indirect alternative products are available to order through our online catalogue.
  • See our Downloads ▼ section to access the product listing for further information on the affected product codes and potential alternatives.
  • The supply issue is anticipated to be resolved by 31 January 2023.

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.

Downloads ▼

  • 1966 Medtronic Product Listing with Alternatives 5 January 2023

    An Excel file showing the product listing with alternatives for ICN 1966.
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