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Supply Issues Medtronic Limited Surgical Sutures (ICN 1966)

Important Customer Notice Update

Ref: 2023/1966 ICN Number: 1966
  • The supply issue with Surgical Suture products from Medtronic Limited is continuing.
  • Two product codes are now available to order through our online catalogue:
    • FKV102 and FVQ834.
  • Five further product codes are now suspended and unavailable to order:
    • FKV11496, FVO004, FVO112, FVQ093 and FVQ506.
  • Seven products remain suspended and unavailable to order:
    • FKV111, FVO001, FVO003, FVO115, FVQ025, FVQ285 and FVQ418.
  • One previously suspended product code has now been delisted from our online catalogue and is no longer available to order:
    • FVQ287.
  • 12 products are now suspended in total.
  • Potential indirect alternative products are available to order through our online catalogue for the affected products. However, some of these products may also become subject to intermittent supply with the increase in demand.
  • See our Downloads ▼ section to access the product listing for further information on the affected product codes and potential alternatives.
  • We do not currently have a resolution date for the supply issue.  We will update this ICN as soon as we have further information.
  • The supply issue with Surgical Suture products from Medtronic is continuing.
  • Two product codes are now available to order through our online catalogue:
    • FVO104 and FVQ477.
  • Two further product codes are now suspended and unavailable to order:
    • FKV102 – Sutures Absorbable
    • FVO001 – Suture novafil.
  • Eight product codes remain suspended and unavailable to order:
    • FKV111, FVO003, FVO115, FVQ025, FVQ285, FVQ287, FVQ418 and FVQ834.
  • 10 product codes are suspended in total.
  • Potential indirect alternative products are available to order through our online catalogue for the affected products. However, some of these products may also become subject to intermittent supply with the increase in demand.
  • See our Downloads ▼ section to access the product listing for further information on the affected product codes and potential alternatives.
  • We do not currently have a resolution date for the supply issue and will update this ICN as soon as we have further information.
  • The supply issue with Surgical Suture products from Medtronic is continuing.
  • Five product codes are now available to order through our online catalogue:
    • FVM254, FVO001, FVQ211, FVQ407 and FVQ941.
  • Three further product codes are now suspended and unavailable to order:
    • FVO104, FVQ025 and FVQ477.
  • Seven product codes remain suspended and unavailable to order:
    • FKV111, FFVO003, FVO115, FVQ285, FVQ287, FVQ418 and FVQ834.
  • 10 product codes are now affected in total.
  • Potential indirect alternative products are available to order through our online catalogue for the affected products. However, some of these products may also become subject to intermittent supply with the increase in demand.
  • See our Downloads ▼ section to access the product listing for further information on the affected product codes and potential alternatives.
  • We do not currently have a resolution date for the supply issue and will update this ICN as soon as we have further information.
  • The supply issue with Surgical Suture products from Medtronic is continuing.
  • Three product codes are now available to order through our online catalogue:
    • FVQ252, FVQ475 and FVQ286.
  • Three further product codes are now suspended and unavailable to order:
    • FVO003 – Suture novafil
    • FVQ211 – Suture sofsilk
    • FVQ834 – Suture sofsilk.
  • Nine product codes remain suspended and unavailable to order:
    • FKV111, FMV254, FVO001, FVO115, FVQ285, FVQ287, FVQ407, FVQ418 and FVQ941.
  • 12 products are now affected in total.
  • Potential indirect alternative products are available to order through our online catalogue for the affected products. However, some of these products may also become subject to intermittent supply with the increase in demand.
  • See our Downloads ▼ section to access the product listing for further information on the affected product codes and potential alternatives.
  • We do not currently have a resolution date for the supply issue and will update this ICN as soon as we have further information.
  • The supply issue with Surgical Sutures from Medtronic Limited is improving.
  • 56 product codes are now available to order through our online catalogue.
  • 12 further product codes are now suspended and unavailable to order:
    • FKV111, FVM254, FVO001, FVO115, FVQ252, FVQ285, FVQ287, FVQ407, FVQ418, FVQ475, FVQ826 and FVQ941.
  • 12 product codes are now affected in total.
  • Potential indirect alternative products are available to order through our online catalogue for the affected products. However, some of these products may also become subject to intermittent supply with the increase in demand.
  • See our Downloads ▼ section to access the product listing for further information on the affected product codes and potential alternatives.
  • We do not currently have a resolution date for the supply issue and will update this ICN as soon as we have further information.
  • The supply issue with Surgical Sutures supplier from Medtronic Limited is continuing.
  • 19 product codes are now available to order through our online catalogue:
    • FVQ1651, FVQ1379, FVQ1369, FVQ1648, FVQ1606, FKV5637, FVQ1646, FVQ1647, FKV5640, FVQ1650, FVQ1610, FVQ1643, FVQ1587, FVQ1583, FKV9965, FVQ1362, FVQ1613, FVQ1644 and FVQ1655.
  • A further 47 products are now affected and added to the current disruption.
  • 56 product codes are now subject to intermittent supply.
  • 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 code and potential alternatives.
  • Unfortunately, no confirmed resolution date has been provided however, we are working closely with the supplier to ensure a recovery as quickly as possible and will update the ICN when this becomes available.
  • The supplier Medtronic Limited has informed us the supply issue is ongoing.
  • The supply issue is now anticipated to be resolved by 30 November 2023.
  • See our Downloads ▼ section to access the product listing for further information on the affected product codes and potential alternatives.
  • The supplier Medtronic Limited has informed us of an update to the supply issue with its Surgical Sutures products across their V-loc range products.
  • The 28 affected product codes are currently available to order, however, please expect further disruptions as supply will be intermittent.
  • 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 30 June 2023.

Change:

  • 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.

Impact:          

  • 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 and Delisted with Alternatives 13 June 2024

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