Supply Issues Smith and Nephew Negative Pressure Multiple Products (ICN 1698)

Important Customer Notice Update

Ref: 2022/1698 ICN Number: 1698
  • The supplier Smith and Nephew Healthcare Ltd has informed us that a further product code has been affected by this supply issue:
    • ELZ519 – Negative Pressure Wound Therapy Foam Dressing Kit.
  • There are now 15 product codes affected.
  • Please see our Downloads ▼ section to refer to the product listing for further information on the affected product code.

Change:

  • The supplier Smith and Nephew Healthcare Ltd has informed us of a supply issue with its Renasys Negative Pressure Brands.
  • There are 14 product codes affected.
  • The supply issue is due to a combination of factors including a shortage of raw materials along with unprecedented global supply-chain and labour disruptions caused by COVID-19.

Impact:

  • The affected product codes are currently suffering intermittent supply.
  • Potential indirect alternative products are available to order through our online catalogue. These may also be affected by intermittent supply due to demand switching from other products experiencing issues.
  • Please see our Downloads section to refer to the product listing for further information on the affected product codes.
  • The supply issue is anticipated to be resolved by September 2022.

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 Relationship Manager or 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.

Downloads ▼

  • 1698 Smith and Nephew Product Listing with Alternatives 26 July 2022

    An Excel file detailing the affected product codes for ICN 1698.
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  • 1698 Smith and Nephew Customer Letter 14 June 2022

    A PDF file showing the customer letter for ICN 1698.